Thursday, March 1, 2007

The MONO MEN (USA)


STOP DRAGGIN' ME DOWN
-LP/CS
1991 (Estrus)





"While the Mono Men were often pegged as just another garage-revival band, anyone who actually listened to them knew there was a lot more to their sound than that - punk, blues, and straight-ahead hard rock informed their sound as much as 1960s fuzz-tone raunch..." - Freak Emporium


"About two hours from Seattle, in the seaside town of Bellingham, WA, the Mono Men pursued their campy retreat to '60s rock revivalism via the Sonics, the Wailers, and loads of teen exploitation flicks, but don't be fooled -- their music is loud, fast, and aggressive.

The Mono Men doubled as indie label gurus, forming and running garage rock asylum Estrus Records; they also host the annual Garage Shock music festival in upstate Washington." - Matt Carlson


"If you want a clearer idea of where these guys are coming from, well, you can safely file their records with those by the Lyres, the Nomads, the early Lime Spiders or early Stems, and maybe to some extent the recent Cynics and Boys From Nowhere. It's music that doesn't necessarily burn it up for tempos (though they do have their fast ones), but relies instead on tough, hard guitar courtesy of Dave and Marx Wright, punishing drums from Aaron Roeder and some great screamer vocals shared by Dave and Marx. Dave Morrisette plays bass." - Noise For Heroes #20




The Mono Men:
Bass - Dave Morrisette
Drums - Aaron Roeder
Guitar, Vocals - Dave Crider
Guitar, Vocals - Marx Wright
Organ - Josie Cat


Engineer - Conrad Uno
Executive Producer - Jay Haskins
Producer - Richard Head


TRACKLIST:
Stop Draggin' Me Down (D. Crider)
Right Now (D. Crider/M. Wright)
Boss (The Rumblers)
Ain't No Friend Of Mine (Sparkles)
No Way Back (D. Crider)
I Don't Care (Mono Men)
Dead End (D. Crider/M. Wright)
That's Her (M. Wright)
Girl (D. Crider)
Stay Awake (D. Crider)
Fate (M. Wright/D. Crider)
Reptile (L. Morrisette)


DOWNLOAD (192 kbs, 46 Mb)

pw: ocanadarm

8 comments:

Stefano said...

welcome back!

Reverend Bill said...

Yeah, good to have you back Dgrador - hope the move was hassle free.... And thanks for the Mono Men.

JimboJinx said...

yeye. glad you returned!

RYP said...

yeah, thanks for the Mono Men! Fresh posted at Twilightzone: The Mono Men "Shut Up!" 1993 - enjoy and glad to have you back!

Regards
RYP

gadalf said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL ALBUM......CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR BLOG...
CHEERS FROM GREECE!!

Trustar said...

Thanks Dgrader

Nice post.

Trustar

Anonymous said...

I am looking desperately this album as my vinyl-copy crashed in a freak garage party early 90's.
But the link is gone from giga-file.
F*** is it possible a re-post somewhere else.
Cheers for your blog from Greece
PETER

Dgrador said...

Link fixed.