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The Monochrome Set

The Monochrome Set
Country
England
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The Monochrome Set is an English new wave band, originally formed in Hornsey, London in 1978. The band was known for their incorporation of visual elements into performances, courtesy of experimental filmmaker Tony Potts. Principal songwriter Bid (real name Ganesh Seshadri) has been the constant member, with others coming and going through several phases and reformations.
Photo by Martin Morris
Website
http://www.themonochromeset.co.uk
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Releases on file (19)
The Monochrome Set — Fabula Mendax The Monochrome Set — Fabula Mendax
(Tapete TR449, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
The Monochrome Set — Maisieworld The Monochrome Set — Maisieworld
(Tapete TR401, 2018, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Cosmonaut The Monochrome Set — Cosmonaut
(Tapete TR339, 2016, CD / LP / DL)
The Monochrome Set — Spaces Everywhere The Monochrome Set — Spaces Everywhere
(Tapete TR 303, 2015, CD / LP / DL)
The Monochrome Set — Super Plastic City The Monochrome Set — Super Plastic City
(Disquo Bleu DB02CD, 2013, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Platinum Coils The Monochrome Set — Platinum Coils
(Disquo Bleu DB01CD, 2012, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Trinity Road The Monochrome Set — Trinity Road
(Cherry Red CDBRED 122, 1995, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Misère The Monochrome Set — Misère
(Cherry Red CD BRED 114, 1994, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Charade The Monochrome Set — Charade
(Cherry Red CDBRED 102, 1993, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Jack The Monochrome Set — Jack
(Honeymoon MONO CD 1, 1991, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... (Unreleased & Rare Vol. 2) The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... (Unreleased & Rare Vol. 2)
(Tapete TR332, 1991/2016, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Dante's Casino The Monochrome Set — Dante's Casino
(Cherry Red CDMRED 180, 1990/2000, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Fin The Monochrome Set — Fin
(Cherry Red ACME 3, 1986, LP)
The Monochrome Set — 1979-1985 - Complete Recordings The Monochrome Set — 1979-1985 - Complete Recordings
(Tapete , 1985/2018, 6CD / 6LP)
The Monochrome Set — The Lost Weekend The Monochrome Set — The Lost Weekend
(Cherry Red CDM RED 383, 1985/2009, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance (Sessions & Singles Vol. 1) The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance (Sessions & Singles Vol. 1)
(Cherry Red CD BRED 47, 1983/1991, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Eligible Bachelors The Monochrome Set — Eligible Bachelors
(Cherry Red B RED 34, 1982, LP)
The Monochrome Set — Love Zombies The Monochrome Set — Love Zombies
(DiN DID 8, 1980, LP)
The Monochrome Set — Strange Boutique The Monochrome Set — Strange Boutique
(DiN DID 4, 1980, LP)

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