Monochrome Set: Independent Single Collection

Monochrome Set SKU: 42844860
Monochrome Set: Independent Single Collection

Monochrome Set: Independent Single Collection

Monochrome Set SKU: 42844860

Format: VINYL LP

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Title: Independent Single Collection
Artist: Monochrome Set
Label: Lantern
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 781930069489
Genre: Rock

The Monochrome Set's complete independent singles collection including b-sides and rare tracks. Collected from their time at Rough Trade, Dindisc and Cherry Red, a superb collection of genre defying "new wave" pop. Suave; debonair; sophisticated. Haughty, perhaps, for those who favour the pejorative. Aristocratic in more than one sense, classy in at least as many. The Monochrome Set were effortlessly inventive, literate, poised and immaculate of tuneage, possessed of an internal dialogue as a band that allowed them to surf their own narrative. They were just unlike anything else, in layman's terms. Their sound harked back to a golden era of British pop songwriters. But there was nothing retrogressive about their endeavours. Instead they wrote songs that recreated the drama and promise of a Pearl & Dean interval theme, veering from lullaby to mambo to harmonic pop, accompanied by lush melodies and irresistibly playful lyrics that embraced morbidity at one extreme, and pitch-perfect satire at another.

1.1 He's Frank
1.2 Alphaville
1.3 Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
1.4 Lester Leaps in
1.5 The Monochrome Set
1.6 Mr Bizarro
1.7 He's Frank (Slight Return)
1.8 Silicon Carne
1.9 Fallout
1.10 The Mating Game
1.11 J.D.H.A.N.E.Y
1.12 Cast a Long Shadow
1.13 The Bridge
1.14 The Jet Set Junta
2.1 Love Goes Down the Drain
2.2 Killing Dave
2.3 House of God (Live)
2.4 Sweet Death
2.5 Forever Young
2.6 Hurting You
2.7 Little Noises
2.8 I Love Lambeth
2.9 Kissy Kissy
2.10 All Over
2.11 Closing Time
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