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ARTIST
TITLE
The Lost Weekend
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CDMRED 383CD CDMRED 383CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/23/2009

"The Monochrome Set defined themselves in the late '70s and '80s as England's wittiest troubadours, avoiding the somber overtones of post-punk by penning songs that had a clean '60s pop sensibility, allied to vocalist and guitarist Bid's sandpaper-dry reflections on life and love. Re-released for the first time on CD in the UK, this CD documents the band's time at Blanco y Negro Records, the mini-major set up by Mike Alway (Cherry Red) and Geoff Travis (Rough Trade). It was a turbulent period for the band, recounted in full in the accompanying booklet by a reflective Bid. Including the story behind 'Letter From Viola,' perhaps the funniest Dear John song ever written (hint: never allow your bandmates to cut your hair while touring Norway and expect romantic favours on your return). All tracks have been digitally remastered from the original audio sources. Five bonus tracks are included, including additional mixes of the two singles housed on the album, 'Jacob s Ladder,' the band's nearly hit, and 'Wallflower.'"