The Monos! were at the forefront of the UK powerpop scene in 1978. "Reminiscent of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre", according to London's Time Out magazine ,the band released four singles on RCA Records, splitting when the label ditched plans to release their debut album in the USA.
This live recording, from November of that year was made at North East London Polytechnic, where The Pretenders made their debut just two weeks later. In fact The Monos were offered the‘Brass In Pocket’ tour the following year , but RCA were unaware the band was No.1 at the time, and refused to fund it. It’s great being signed to a major!
We hope you’ll experience all the vibe of the London scene during that era - the joy of stale beer sticking to the floor as the band gleefully launch into New York Girls and get away without breaking A bass string.
We may not have been slick, but were definitely fun to watch!
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This archive release is also released on CD, and includes an additional bonus disc of the Monos unreleased studio recordings and home demos.
The Monos! Live '78 Cat. # PURR 2055
Available from Kool Kat Musik, PO Box 471, Sewell, NJ 08080,USA
Recording lovingly restored and remastered by Peter Lindahl