The Monochrome Set - He's Franck (Slight Return) / Silicon Carne / Fall Out (1978)

All details below. The 4th re-up of the band's early singles. I will go on with some of the further ones I think. Catch this one here.

This is the band's first demo tape, recorded 13 May 1978, released in Dec 1979 on the band's one-off label "Disquo Bleu" (logo adapted from Gauloises Disque Bleu cigarettes), distributed by Rough Trade. This is what is said about this EP on Discogs and I believe them. Surely the objective was for Rough Trade to capitalize on the success of the band's first singles when they were leaving the label for Dindisc (a Virgin child label). But it was a welcome addition (and addiction too) to the band's catalogue since the version was quite different from the official one and the 2 other tracks impossible to avoid for a MS aficionado. This offering to thank the band for the great moment they offered me last week when playing in Paris (actually Saint Ouen, at the Mains d'Oeuvres). They are really one of the rare bands of this period not to seem useless and pure-nostalgia. PS. Did a cover sleeve since there was none except the (ugly) Gauloise label.

1 comment:

Andrew Meyer said...

Thank you for this, it's awesome and thanks for all the work you put into this.