Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Monochrome Set - Alphaville

Another strange but very addictive song for you. This was The Monochrome Sets first single. Released on Rough Trade, I find it difficult to describe what kind of music it is, so you will have to try it out and mane your own mind up.

Both sides are excellent, there is jagged punk guitar riffs, mixed with harmony. They went on to produce a number of quality songs and albums for a few years (if anyone likes this then leave a comment and I will post some more of there stuff). although never really gaining the fame they may have deserved.

Band: The Monochrome Set
Label: Rough Trade
Year: 1979
Tracks:
1. Alphaville
2. He's Frank

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


If you like this then there a couple of "best of" CD's that will give you a taster of the Monochrome Set., neither of them have Alphaville. One word of warning they often changed their music style so it's not all like this single.
The Best of the Monochrome Set
The Best of the Monochrome Set

Tomorrow Will Be Too Long
Tomorrow Will Be Too Long

4 comments:

45 Revolutions said...

One of my all-time favourites. Everything about it is great, but the m8 is just extra-fabulous...

garychching said...

Hi again, thanks for the comment, don't know if I'm being dumb here but what's the m8?

45 Revolutions said...

The middle eight, the "don't look now" bit. That bit's just glorious, but it's all totally top...

garychching said...

I'm with you now, thanks