Continuing my occasional series where I dip into a past musical diary for a little taster of what was happening way back when. We’re going back 35 years to 1979…
6 September 1979
It would appear on their fantastic debut album ‘Strange Boutique’ on Dindisc (DID4), an imprint/off-shoot of the Virgin Records label, which also released early Orchestral Manouevres In The Dark (OMD) material.
The Monochrome Set, a great band; at turns fun, serious, cool and definitely with a touch of the avant-garde about them. I always thought they had a fabulous band name too!
Check out their website, they’re still active! http://www.themonochromeset.co.uk/
Also on the 6th September 1979 these artists were playing live:
John Cooper-Clarke* – Edinburgh, Old Chaplin
Lambrettas – London, Fulham Greyhound
Toyah – Manchester, The Factory
* JCC is still out there, treading the boards live with his poetry and cabaret/comedy evenings. Still engaging and bloody brilliant. If you get a chance to see him live don’t pass up the opportunity. A maverick, a true one of a kind.
Cheers, the MoL