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1 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - 1979-1985: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS! - (L+C) 
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6lp's & 6cd's! "I always find it odd that people call us post-punk. I know that punk and New Wave started at the same time because I was there." (Ganesh Seshadri aka Bid, singer, guitarist and main songwriter)Emerging at the end of punk era, The Monochrome Set's estrangement from society came from a more arty angle. This boxset is the full account of their frantically productive early period, the perfect document of an under-appreciated chapter of British pop history.Though widely unknown, they are one of the most influential British bands of the last 40 years, with the early Morrissey and Marr, Blur's Graham Coxon and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos among their admirers.Though Bid never went to college, The Monochrome Set are often seen as an archetypal art school band. Their name alludes to Yves Klein's monochrome paintings while song titles like "Alphaville" and "Eine Symphonie des Grauens" nodded to Godard and F.W. Murnau.In 1979 they released a string of snappy, now highly collectible singles on Rough Trade, followed by early masterpieces Strange Boutique and Love Zombies.In 1982 they moved to Cherry Red Records with their third LP Eligible Bachelors whose lead single "The Jet Set Junta" was banned for its non-existent connection to the Falklands War.Their major label effort The Lost Weekend (1985) contained their biggest airplay hit "Jacob's Ladder." CD1/LP1 Strange BoutiqueCD2/LP2 Love ZombiesCD3/LP3 Eligible BachelorsCD4/LP4 The Lost WeekendCD5/LP5 Singles ICD6/LP6 Singles II

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Monochrome Set (i Presume) 02. The Lighter Side Of Dating 03. Expresso 04. The Puerto Rican Fence Climber 05. Tomorrow Will Be Too Long 06. Martians Go Home 07. Love Goes Down The Drain 08. Ici Les Enfants 09. The Etcetera Stroll 10. Goodbye Joe 11. The Strange Boutique DISC #2: 01. Love Zombies 02. Adeste Fideles 03. 405 Lines 04. B-i-d Spells Bid 05. R.s.v.p. 06. Apocalypso 07. Karma Suture 08. The Man With The Black Moustache 09. The Weird, Wild And Wonderful World Of Tony Potts 10. ,in Love, Cancer?" DISC #3: 01. The Jet Set Junta 02. Ill Scry Instead 03. On The 13th Day 04. Cloud 10 05. The Mating Game 06. March Of The Eligible Bachelors 07. The Devil Rides Out 08. Fun For All The Family 09. The Midas Touch 10. The Ruling Class 11. The Great Barrier Riff DISC #4: 01. Jacobs Ladder 02. Sugarplum 03. Cargo 04. Take Foz 05. Letter From Viola 06. Dont Touch 07. The Twitch 08. Wallflower 09. Starry Nowhere 10. Boom Boom 11. Cowboy Country DISC #5: 01. Hes Frank 02. Alphaville 03. Eine Symphonie Des Grauens 04. Lester Leaps In 05. The Monochrome Set 06. Mr. Bizarro 07. Hes Frank (slight Return) 08. Silicon Carne 09. Fallout 10. Surfing S.w.12 11. 405 Lines 12. Fiasco Bongo DISC #6: 01. Ten Donts For Honeymooners 02. Straits Of Malacca 03. J.d.h.a.n.e.y. 04. Cast A Long Shadow 05. The Bridge 06. The Jet Set Junta 07. Love Goes Down The Drain 08. Noise (eine Kleine Symphonie) 09. Andiamo 10. Le Boom Boom 11. Yo Ho Ho (and Three Bottles Of Rum) 12. Big Ben Bongo 13. Wallflower (saloon Bar Mix)


Format: L+C

Disc Quantity: 12
Release date: 09-02-2018
Item # : 510217     
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2 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - ALLHALLOWTIDE - (LP) 
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The indie pop veterans have been hard to pin down over this time. Their instantly recognisable sound and darkly hilarious lyrics have always set them apart. Bid's cerebral Brit wit spikiness and debonair tones melded to infectious melodies and deft songcraft of a cinematic and literary quality has been quietly influential over a diverse set of artists since their inception and throughout different stages of their career so they can count the likes of Graham Coxon, Iggy Pop, Alex Kapranos, Neil Hannon, Johnny Marr and Jarvis Cocker as fans.Bid is joined in The Monochrome Set by fellow original Andy Warren on bass, Mike Urban on drums and newest recruit Athen Ayren on keyboards. For the album recording Alice Healey brovides backing vocals with Karen Yarnell on percussion and Jon Clayton, additional instrumentation. The album was recorded at OneCat Studio in London, engineered by Jon Clayton and produced by Jon Clayton and Bid.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Allhallowtide 02. Ballad Of The Flaming Man 03. My Deep Shoreline 04. Moon Garden 05. Really In The Wrong Town 06. Box Of Sorrows 07. I, Servant 08. In A Chapel Of A Personal Design 09. Hello, Save Me 10. Resplendent In A Darkness 11. Parapluie


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-03-2022
Item # : 553227     NEW
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3 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - ALLHALLOWTIDE - (CD) 
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The indie pop veterans have been hard to pin down over this time. Their instantly recognisable sound and darkly hilarious lyrics have always set them apart. Bid's cerebral Brit wit spikiness and debonair tones melded to infectious melodies and deft songcraft of a cinematic and literary quality has been quietly influential over a diverse set of artists since their inception and throughout different stages of their career so they can count the likes of Graham Coxon, Iggy Pop, Alex Kapranos, Neil Hannon, Johnny Marr and Jarvis Cocker as fans.Bid is joined in The Monochrome Set by fellow original Andy Warren on bass, Mike Urban on drums and newest recruit Athen Ayren on keyboards. For the album recording Alice Healey brovides backing vocals with Karen Yarnell on percussion and Jon Clayton, additional instrumentation. The album was recorded at OneCat Studio in London, engineered by Jon Clayton and produced by Jon Clayton and Bid.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Allhallowtide 02. Ballad Of The Flaming Man 03. My Deep Shoreline 04. Moon Garden 05. Really In The Wrong Town 06. Box Of Sorrows 07. I, Servant 08. In A Chapel Of A Personal Design 09. Hello, Save Me 10. Resplendent In A Darkness 11. Parapluie


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-03-2022
Item # : 553226     NEW
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4 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - COSMONAUT - (CD) 
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At the end of the 70s, The Monochrome Set were part of the first wave of post punk bands. Right from the beginning, the band earned a solid reputation as purveyors of fine pop, gaining praise from 80s contemporaries such as Morrissey and Edwyn Collins. Importantly, in later years this praise has continued with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Divine Comedy and Graham Coxon, all citing the band as a key influence on their own work. The Monochrome Set sound has often been described as timeless, and that alone explains why, over the years, the band has continued gaining admirers. "Cosmonaut", the band's 13th album, is a perfect example of this exhilarating mix. The title track opens with a Theremin cyber fly buzzing towards your skull before the song hits, launching you into a mirror dimension that is both familiar and alien. The whole album is a trip that starts with a hallucinating cash-till lady, then travels through dream-sets involving cannibalism, disaffected squirrels, strange gods, dying sweethearts, sexual depravity, Alzheimer's, backward evolution, and ends in an operating theatre, amid a sea of medical tentacles.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Cosmonaut 02. Suddenly, Last Autumn 03. Squirrel In A Hat 04. Put It On The Altar 05. Tigress 06. Stick Your Hand Up If Youre Louche 07. Fele 08. Kingfisher Blue 09. Monkey Suitcase 10. Lost In My Own Room, Dreaming

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-09-2016
Item # : 493193     
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5 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - COSMONAUT - (LP) 
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At the end of the 70s, The Monochrome Set were part of the first wave of post punk bands. Right from the beginning, the band earned a solid reputation as purveyors of fine pop, gaining praise from 80s contemporaries such as Morrissey and Edwyn Collins. Importantly, in later years this praise has continued with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Divine Comedy and Graham Coxon, all citing the band as a key influence on their own work. The Monochrome Set sound has often been described as timeless, and that alone explains why, over the years, the band has continued gaining admirers. "Cosmonaut", the band's 13th album, is a perfect example of this exhilarating mix. The title track opens with a Theremin cyber fly buzzing towards your skull before the song hits, launching you into a mirror dimension that is both familiar and alien. The whole album is a trip that starts with a hallucinating cash-till lady, then travels through dream-sets involving cannibalism, disaffected squirrels, strange gods, dying sweethearts, sexual depravity, Alzheimer's, backward evolution, and ends in an operating theatre, amid a sea of medical tentacles.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Cosmonaut 02. Suddenly, Last Autumn 03. Squirrel In A Hat 04. Put It On The Altar 05. Tigress 06. Stick Your Hand Up If Youre Louche 07. Fele 08. Kingfisher Blue 09. Monkey Suitcase 10. Lost In My Own Room, Dreaming

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-09-2016
Item # : 493194     
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6 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - FABULA MENDAX - (LP) 
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"Fabula Mendax" is based on manuscripts written in the 15th Century by Armande de Pange, a companion of Jehanne dArc (Joan of Arc).Follow Armande as she flees her unhinged family, only to be caught up in the chaos of The Hundred Years War. She encounters and trails the enigmatic Joan, later becoming a part of her expanding group of followers. As they travel west into the war zone of Northern France, they meet a motley medley of scheming noblewomen, bellicose knights, nefarious bishops, and assorted rotters, rogues and renegades.This is The Monochrome Set at its most ornate, and, much like Joan of Arcs ensemble, features a myriad of fiddlers, pluckers, beaters, tinklers and wailers, surrounding a central core of notorious crackpots.The hauntingly melodic pop harks back to the early TMS period of "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens", but is now complemented by a (periodically unemployed) vampires orchestra, whose cha-cha-charnel chiming careens into carnal rhyming chanting, while saints and demons trip lightly across the slick red fields of liberty.As with all TMS albums, "Fabula Mendax" is at once accessible and arcane, upbeat and dark, lush and spare, and with lyrics that as ever remain tantalisingly opaque.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Rest, Unquiet Spirit 02. Throw It Out The Window 03. My Little Reliquary 04. Eux Tous 05. Darkly Sly 06. Summer Of The Demon 07. I Can't Sleep 08. Come To Me, Oh, My Beautiful 09. Sliding Icicle 10. La Chanson De La Pucelle

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 27-09-2019
Item # : 534989     
Availability: IN STOCK
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7 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - FABULA MENDAX - (CD) 
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"Fabula Mendax" is based on manuscripts written in the 15th Century by Armande de Pange, a companion of Jehanne dArc (Joan of Arc).Follow Armande as she flees her unhinged family, only to be caught up in the chaos of The Hundred Years War. She encounters and trails the enigmatic Joan, later becoming a part of her expanding group of followers. As they travel west into the war zone of Northern France, they meet a motley medley of scheming noblewomen, bellicose knights, nefarious bishops, and assorted rotters, rogues and renegades.This is The Monochrome Set at its most ornate, and, much like Joan of Arcs ensemble, features a myriad of fiddlers, pluckers, beaters, tinklers and wailers, surrounding a central core of notorious crackpots.The hauntingly melodic pop harks back to the early TMS period of "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens", but is now complemented by a (periodically unemployed) vampires orchestra, whose cha-cha-charnel chiming careens into carnal rhyming chanting, while saints and demons trip lightly across the slick red fields of liberty.As with all TMS albums, "Fabula Mendax" is at once accessible and arcane, upbeat and dark, lush and spare, and with lyrics that as ever remain tantalisingly opaque.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Rest, Unquiet Spirit 02. Throw It Out The Window 03. My Little Reliquary 04. Eux Tous 05. Darkly Sly 06. Summer Of The Demon 07. I Can't Sleep 08. Come To Me, Oh, My Beautiful 09. Sliding Icicle 10. La Chanson De La Pucelle

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 27-09-2019
Item # : 534988     
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8 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - LOVE ZOMBIES - (LP) 
4 MEN WITH BEARDS


Love Zombies is the second long player from English post-punk group, The Monochrome Set. It was the bands second full length album in less than a years time, released originally in 1980. Featuring a slightly less jarring, more accessible sound than the debut, the group described the album in the original liner notes as "an unashamed look at their weird lives.....their wild loves...in a jazz-haunted, desire-tormented world." Another post-punk classic.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Love Zombies 02. Adeste Fideles 03. 405 Lines 04. B-i-d Spells Bid 05. R.s.v.p. 06. Apocalypso 07. Karma Suture 08. The Man With The Black Moustache 09. The Weird, Wild, And Wonderful World Of Tony Potts 10. "in Love, Cancer?"


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-06-2012
Item # : 427083     
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9 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - LOVE ZOMBIES - (LP) 
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"I read a bit of Restoration poetry and listen to Leadbelly, and it comes out like that" (Bid, The Monochrome Set)The casual prose of pop history is full of backhanded compliments, and The Monochrome Set have received a few, ranging from "should have been massive" to "influential", numbering the likes of Morrissey and Marr, Blur's Graham Coxon and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos among their celebrity admirers.Released in February 1980, their first album Strange Boutique, featuring the band's percussion-heavy theme song (predating Adam & The Ants's "Kings of the Wild Frontier" by months) and the Johnny Marr-anticipating "Love Goes Down The Drain", caught the Monochrome Set in full flight, quickly followed by the equally taut, funny and adventurously dynamic Love Zombies.These first two albums are now reissued on Tapete Records on CD/LP

TRACKLISTING: 01. Love Zombies 02. Adeste Fideles 03. 405 Lines 04. B-i-d Spells Bid 05. R.s.v.p. 06. Apocalypso 07. Karma Suture 08. The Man With The Black Moustache 09. The Weird, Wild And Wonderful World Of Tony Potts 10. "in Love, Cancer?"

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-04-2020
Item # : 538859     
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10 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - LOVE ZOMBIES - (CD) 
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"I read a bit of Restoration poetry and listen to Leadbelly, and it comes out like that" (Bid, The Monochrome Set)The casual prose of pop history is full of backhanded compliments, and The Monochrome Set have received a few, ranging from "should have been massive" to "influential", numbering the likes of Morrissey and Marr, Blur's Graham Coxon and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos among their celebrity admirers.Released in February 1980, their first album Strange Boutique, featuring the band's percussion-heavy theme song (predating Adam & The Ants's "Kings of the Wild Frontier" by months) and the Johnny Marr-anticipating "Love Goes Down The Drain", caught the Monochrome Set in full flight, quickly followed by the equally taut, funny and adventurously dynamic Love Zombies.These first two albums are now reissued on Tapete Records on CD/LP

TRACKLISTING: 01. Love Zombies 02. Adeste Fideles 03. 405 Lines 04. B-i-d Spells Bid 05. R.s.v.p. 06. Apocalypso 07. Karma Suture 08. The Man With The Black Moustache 09. The Weird, Wild And Wonderful World Of Tony Potts 10. "in Love, Cancer?"

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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-04-2020
Item # : 538858     
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11 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - MAISIEWORLD - (LP) 
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Welcome to Maisieworld!Your host, Maisie, will guide you through a succession of songs that highlight the volatile, capricious and ultimately unstable nature of The Monochrome Set. New doors lead into hitherto unexplored corridors, where saxophones, trombones, and trumpets claw at you from the Harlem-brownstone walls which pulsate with the ceaseless beating of animal skins.Echos from a bygone era of expertise race around you as you careen down these sewers of sound, lead guitar solos leap with rusty scimitars, strange organs slither over you on the damp roof, a growling bass snaps at your ankles, a misshapen banjo scuttles across your path, and, all the while, barbarians shake the seed-filled skulls of the dead.Playful vocals sing of your frail organic nature, the sad dreams and hopes that you entertain, and the dismal decisions you make. Scenes of a different imagination tear you like brittle canvas and rearrange your portrait into another's fantasy.Upon your exit from Maisieworld, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that your vessel is now filled with abnormal thoughts.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Give Me Your Youth 02. Stage Fright 03. I Feel Fine (really) 04. Cyber Son 05. Dont Wear That Look 06. Mrs Robot 07. Oh Yes, Im Going To Be In Your Dreams Tonight 08. Shallow 09. Silence Is Rusty 10. Maisieworld

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 16-02-2018
Item # : 510215     
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12 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - MAISIEWORLD - (CD) 
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Welcome to Maisieworld!Your host, Maisie, will guide you through a succession of songs that highlight the volatile, capricious and ultimately unstable nature of The Monochrome Set. New doors lead into hitherto unexplored corridors, where saxophones, trombones, and trumpets claw at you from the Harlem-brownstone walls which pulsate with the ceaseless beating of animal skins.Echos from a bygone era of expertise race around you as you careen down these sewers of sound, lead guitar solos leap with rusty scimitars, strange organs slither over you on the damp roof, a growling bass snaps at your ankles, a misshapen banjo scuttles across your path, and, all the while, barbarians shake the seed-filled skulls of the dead.Playful vocals sing of your frail organic nature, the sad dreams and hopes that you entertain, and the dismal decisions you make. Scenes of a different imagination tear you like brittle canvas and rearrange your portrait into another's fantasy.Upon your exit from Maisieworld, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that your vessel is now filled with abnormal thoughts.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Give Me Your Youth 02. Stage Fright 03. I Feel Fine (really) 04. Cyber Son 05. Dont Wear That Look 06. Mrs Robot 07. Oh Yes, Im Going To Be In Your Dreams Tonight 08. Shallow 09. Silence Is Rusty 10. Maisieworld


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-02-2018
Item # : 510214     
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13 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - SPACES EVERYWHERE - (LP) 
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"On one hand, the music is very melodic and cheerful. The lyrics, however, deal with death, decay, change ... no wonder we are rather popular with the undead," says singer, guitarist and songwriter Bid of the new THE MONOCHROME SET album "Spaces Everywhere". A very particular humor. And a very unique sound: Although this time banjos, Hammond organ, female backing vocals and even flutes can be heard on the new album, experts and laymen alike will recognize: This is THE MONOCHROME SET. Undistorted, nervous guitars, like the soundtrack to a Nouvelle Vague film ... but one featuring Michael Caine, Louis de Fun?s and Belmondo (directed by Andy Warhol). Peculiarly timeless, it is a sound that can not be categorized. Although rooted in the 1950s and 60s (the guitar sound, for example, is a hybrid of Duane Eddy and Sterling Morrison), it still feels oddly modern. Then there is Bid's voice, which this time is more reminiscent of the great American crooners than of Lou Reed. Bid wrote most of the songs in May and June of 2014. Perhaps the band's popularity among the undead will diminish upon hearing the springtime air that can thus be detected in this music?

TRACKLISTING: 01. Iceman 02. Fantasy Creatures 03. Avenue 04. Oh, You're Such A Star 05. Rain Check 06. When I Get To Hollywood 07. The Z Train 08. The Scream 09. In A Little Village 10. Spaces Everywhere

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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-03-2015
Item # : 471821     
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14 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - SPACES EVERYWHERE - (CD) 
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"On one hand, the music is very melodic and cheerful. The lyrics, however, deal with death, decay, change ... no wonder we are rather popular with the undead," says singer, guitarist and songwriter Bid of the new THE MONOCHROME SET album "Spaces Everywhere". A very particular humor. And a very unique sound: Although this time banjos, Hammond organ, female backing vocals and even flutes can be heard on the new album, experts and laymen alike will recognize: This is THE MONOCHROME SET. Undistorted, nervous guitars, like the soundtrack to a Nouvelle Vague film ... but one featuring Michael Caine, Louis de Fun├Ęs and Belmondo (directed by Andy Warhol). Peculiarly timeless, it is a sound that can not be categorized. Although rooted in the 1950s and 60s (the guitar sound, for example, is a hybrid of Duane Eddy and Sterling Morrison), it still feels oddly modern. Then there is Bid's voice, which this time is more reminiscent of the great American crooners than of Lou Reed. Bid wrote most of the songs in May and June of 2014. Perhaps the band's popularity among the undead will diminish upon hearing the springtime air that can thus be detected in this music?

TRACKLISTING: 01. Iceman 02. Fantasy Creatures 03. Avenue 04. Oh, You're Such A Star 05. Rain Check 06. When I Get To Hollywood 07. The Z Train 08. The Scream 09. In A Little Village 10. Spaces Everywhere

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-03-2015
Item # : 471820     
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15 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - STRANGE BOUTIQUE - (CD) 
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"I read a bit of Restoration poetry and listen to Leadbelly, and it comes out like that" (Bid, The Monochrome Set)The casual prose of pop history is full of backhanded compliments, and The Monochrome Set have received a few, ranging from "should have been massive" to "influential", numbering the likes of Morrissey and Marr, Blur's Graham Coxon and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos among their celebrity admirers.Released in February 1980, their first album Strange Boutique, featuring the band's percussion-heavy theme song (predating Adam & The Ants's "Kings of the Wild Frontier" by months) and the Johnny Marr-anticipating "Love Goes Down The Drain", caught the Monochrome Set in full flight, quickly followed by the equally taut, funny and adventurously dynamic Love Zombies.These first two albums are now reissued on Tapete Records on CD/LP

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Monochrome Set (i Presume) 02. The Lighter Side Of Dating 03. Expresso 04. The Puerto Rican Fence Climber 05. Tomorrow Will Be Too Long 06. Martians Go Home 07. Love Goes Down The Drain 08. Ici Les Enfants 09. The Etcetera Stroll 10. Goodbye Joe 11. The Strange Boutique

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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-04-2020
Item # : 538856     
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16 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - STRANGE BOUTIQUE - (LP) 
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"I read a bit of Restoration poetry and listen to Leadbelly, and it comes out like that" (Bid, The Monochrome Set)The casual prose of pop history is full of backhanded compliments, and The Monochrome Set have received a few, ranging from "should have been massive" to "influential", numbering the likes of Morrissey and Marr, Blur's Graham Coxon and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos among their celebrity admirers.Released in February 1980, their first album Strange Boutique, featuring the band's percussion-heavy theme song (predating Adam & The Ants's "Kings of the Wild Frontier" by months) and the Johnny Marr-anticipating "Love Goes Down The Drain", caught the Monochrome Set in full flight, quickly followed by the equally taut, funny and adventurously dynamic Love Zombies.These first two albums are now reissued on Tapete Records on CD/LP

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Monochrome Set (i Presume) 02. The Lighter Side Of Dating 03. Expresso 04. The Puerto Rican Fence Climber 05. Tomorrow Will Be Too Long 06. Martians Go Home 07. Love Goes Down The Drain 08. Ici Les Enfants 09. The Etcetera Stroll 10. Goodbye Joe 11. The Strange Boutique

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-04-2020
Item # : 538857     
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17 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - STRANGE BOUTIQUE - (LP) 
4 MEN WITH BEARDS


Strange Boutique is the classic debut from English post-punk outfit The Monochrome Set, originally released in 1980. Formed in 1978 out of the ashes of the group, The B-Sides (whose members included Stuart Goddard, who would soon be known by the pseudonym Adam Ant), The Monochrome Set released a handful of singles on Rough Trade, and performed live around London, often in collaboration with filmmaker Tony Potts, before recording their debut with producer Bob Sargeant, whose credits include albums from Dexys Midnight Runners, The Buzzcocks, and The Fall. A post-punk classic.

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Monochrome Set (i Presume) 02. The Lighter Side Of Dating 03. Espresso 04. The Puerto Rican Fence Climber 05. Tomorrow Will Be Too Long 06. Martians Go Home 07. Love Goes Down The Drain 08. Ici Les Enfants 09. The Etcetera Stroll 10. Goodbye Joe 11. The Strange Boutique


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-06-2012
Item # : 427082     
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18 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - VOLUME, CONTRAST, BRILLIANCE VOL.2 - (LP) 
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At the end of the 70s, The Monochrome Set were part of the first wave of post punk bands. Right from the beginning, the band earned a solid reputation as purveyors of fine pop, gaining praise from 80s contemporaries such as Morrissey and Edwyn Collins. Importantly, in later years, this praise has continued with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Divine Comedy and Graham Coxon, all citing the band as a key influence on their own work. The Monochrome Set sound has often been described as timeless, and that alone explains why, over the years, the band has continued gaining admirers. 33 years after the release of the classic "Volume, Contrast, Brilliance. Vol.1" comes this wonderful collection of unreleased and rare demos. Spanning 1978 to 1991, these range from DIY to high quality studio recordings - many are real gems, but some also failed to be released or properly recorded for a variety of reasons (which are explained in the liner notes) - bad timing, odd decisions, even forgetfulness! The range of styles displayed are typical of this iconic and highly influential band - slices of their sound can be heard throughout the indie and mainstream genres of many countries.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Something About You (1985) 02. I Wanna Be Your Man (1978) 03. Cilla Black (1983)? 04. The Greatest Performance Artist In The World (1983) 05. Reach For Your Gun (1985) 06. Fly Me To The Moon (1978) 07. Love (1985) 08. Whoops! What A Palaver (1985) 09. I Want Your Skin (1989)? 10. Stories From The Book Of Love (1986) 11. White Lightning (1987)? 12. Wisteria (1987)? 13. Bella Morte (1989)? 14. Swing (1986)? 15. Black Are The Flowers (1991)? 16. Jack (1991)

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-03-2016
Item # : 485481     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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19 - MONOCHROME SET, THE - VOLUME, CONTRAST, BRILLIANCE VOL.2 - (CD) 
TAPETE


At the end of the 70s, The Monochrome Set were part of the first wave of post punk bands. Right from the beginning, the band earned a solid reputation as purveyors of fine pop, gaining praise from 80s contemporaries such as Morrissey and Edwyn Collins. Importantly, in later years, this praise has continued with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Divine Comedy and Graham Coxon, all citing the band as a key influence on their own work. The Monochrome Set sound has often been described as timeless, and that alone explains why, over the years, the band has continued gaining admirers. 33 years after the release of the classic "Volume, Contrast, Brilliance. Vol.1" comes this wonderful collection of unreleased and rare demos. Spanning 1978 to 1991, these range from DIY to high quality studio recordings - many are real gems, but some also failed to be released or properly recorded for a variety of reasons (which are explained in the liner notes) - bad timing, odd decisions, even forgetfulness! The range of styles displayed are typical of this iconic and highly influential band - slices of their sound can be heard throughout the indie and mainstream genres of many countries.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Something About You (1985) 02. I Wanna Be Your Man (1978) 03. Cilla Black (1983)? 04. The Greatest Performance Artist In The World (1983) 05. Reach For Your Gun (1985) 06. Fly Me To The Moon (1978) 07. Love (1985) 08. Whoops! What A Palaver (1985) 09. I Want Your Skin (1989)? 10. Stories From The Book Of Love (1986) 11. White Lightning (1987)? 12. Wisteria (1987)? 13. Bella Morte (1989)? 14. Swing (1986)? 15. Black Are The Flowers (1991)? 16. Jack (1991)

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-03-2016
Item # : 485480     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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