Indie / Alternative
The Monochrome Set 'Volume, Contrast, Brilliance - Sessions and Singles Volume 1' LP
Clear with Black, Blue, White Splatter Vinyl.
Oddities, and jocular moments run through the album, including John Peel introducing “Fat Fun” and thinking aloud that those Monochrome boys might be having a pop at him. The fact that it includes a wish list of the band’s best songs to this point in their career is another reason to recommend it. Previously they may had made a handful of slightly-off-target albums, but this 1983 compilation is a front-to-back joy, fast, restless and perfectly sequenced. It plays like a cohesive album. Includes 2 bonus tracks from the February 1979 Peel Session 'Love Goes Down The Drain' and 'Noise (Eine Kleine Symphonie)'.
Catalogue number: OPT4051
Label: Optinc Nerve