MONOCHROME SET: LA STORIa del rock

gruppo inglese post punk del 1978, all’inizio la band cambia spesso organico, per definirsi nei primi anni ottanta. La musica di matrice jazz rock con qualche influenza esotica, grazie al leader Bid originario di calcutta. Con il passare dei anni la band si fà più pop, fino allo scioglimento per i continui dissapori interni. Bid inizierà una carriera da solista.  

Formazione

Bid voce chitarra
Lester Square  chitarra
Andy Warren  basso

 Ex componenti

J.D. Haney
Charlie Harper
Jeremy Harrington
Philip Morris
Lexington Crane
Orson Presence
Carrie Booth
Nicholas Weslowski
James ‘Foz’ Foster
Tony Potts

Albums

    Strange Boutique (DinDisc, 1980)
    Love Zombies (DinDisc, 1980)
    Eligible Bachelors (Cherry Red, 1982)
    The Lost Weekend (WB, 1985)
    Fin (El Records/Cherry Red, 1986, a compilation of live songs from 1979 to 1985)
    Dante’s Casino (Vinyl Japan, 1990, later re-released on Cherry Red, 2001)
    Jack (Honeymoon, 1991)
    What a Whopper! (Cherry Red, 1992)
    Charade (Cherry Red, 1993)
    Misère (Cherry Red, 1994)
    Trinity Road (Cherry Red, 1995)
    Platinum Coils (Self-released, 2012)

 Singoli

    “He’s Frank (Slight Return)” / “Silicon Carne” / “Fallout” (Disquo Bleu/Rough Trade, 1979)
    “He’s Frank” / “Alphaville” (Rough Trade, 1979)
    “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” / “Lester Leaps In” (Rough Trade, 1979)
    “The Monochrome Set” / “Mr.Bizarro” (Rough Trade, 1979)
    “The Strange Boutique” / “Surfin SW12” (DinDisc, 1980)
    “405 Lines” / “Goodbye Joe” (DinDisc, 1980)
    “Apocalypso” / “Fiasco Bongo” (DinDisc, 1980)
    “Ten Don’ts for Honeymooners” / “Straits of Malacca” (Pre, 1981)
    “The Mating Game” / “J.D.H.A.N.E.Y.” (Cherry Red, 1982)
    “Cast a Long Shadow” / “The Bridge” (Cherry Red, 1982)
    “The Jet Set Junta” / “Love Goes Down the Drain” / “Noise” (Cherry Red, 1982)
    “Jacob’s Ladder” / “Andiamo” (Blanco Y Negro, 1985, UK #81)
    “Wallflower” / “Big Ben Bongo” (Blanco Y Negro, 1985, UK #97)
    “Killing Dave” / “House of God” (Live) / “Sweet Death” (Honeymoon, 1991)
    “I Love Lambeth” / “Kissy Kissy” / “All Over” / “Closing Time” (Cherry Red, 1995)

Compilations  

    “405 Lines” and “Apocalypso” appeared on the LP Dindisc 1980 (Dindisc 1980)
    “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” appeared on the LP and CD editions of Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red 1982-1983) (Cherry Red 1982)
    Volume, Contrast, Brilliance… (Cherry Red, 1983)
    “Starry Nowhere” appeared on the LP Debut LP Magazine Issue 11 (CBS, 1985)
    “Jet Set Junta” appeared on the CD Diving For Pearls Volume 1 (Dino Entertainment, circa 1986)
    “Cast a Long Shadow” appeared on 12″ EP Eyes of Barbara Steele (Cherry Red 1986)
    “The Mating Game” appeared on the LP and CD editions of And Suddenly It’s Evening (Vap Inc. 1986)
    “Alphaville” appeared on the LP and CD editions of Clear Cut Final (Japan Record 1986)
    “Jet Set Junta” and “The Mating Game” appeared on the CD Ambition – The Cherry Red Story Volume 2 (Cherry Red 1991) and the edited “omnibus” edition, entitled Ambition – Volumes 1 & 2 – The History of Cherry Red Records 1978-1988.
    “He’s Frank” appeared on the CD The Indie Scene 79 (Connoisseur Collection 1991) A cover version appears on Season 2 of TV Series “Heroes”
    “Jet Set Junta” appeared on the CD The Indie Scene 83 (Connoisseur Collection 1992)
    Westminster Affair (Cherry Red, 1988)
    Colour Transmission (Cherry Red, 1993, a compilation comprising the whole of the first two albums)
    Tomorrow Will Be Too Long: The Best of the Monochrome Set (Virgin/Caroline, 1995 – a repackaging/retitling of Colour Transmission)
    Compendium (Cherry Red, 1996, compilation)
    Chaps (Recall, 1997)
    Volume, Contrast, Brilliance (reissue with 25 songs) (2004)
    The Independent Singles Collection (Cherry Red, 2008)

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