The Monochrome Set

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: post-punk new wave 80s indie british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Any all-encompassing classification of UK band the Monochrome Set’s music would be difficult. During a sporadic career that spanned as many musical styles as it did record labels, they were on the verge of breaking to a wider audience on a number of occasions. In late 1976, Andy Warren (bass), Lester Square (Thomas Hardy; guitar) and Bid (guitar/vocals) were playing in the B-Sides with Adam Ant. When the B-Sides became Adam And The Ants, Bid and Lester Square left. They formed the Monochrome Set in January 1978, with Charlie Harper (bass/vocals) and John Haney (drums, ex-Art Attacks) completing the original line-up, although Harper was subsequently replaced by Simon Croft and then Jeremy Harrington (ex-Gloria Mundi). The band issued singles during 1979-80 for Rough Trade Records, including ‘He’s Frank’, ‘Eine Symphonie Des Grauens’, ‘The Monochrome Set’ and ‘He’s Frank (Slight Return)’, each completely...

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