Friday, May 2, 2008
The Monomen - Hystery Of (tape, Tham Tham 005, 1982), Come In Handies (7", 1000 Idioten ID 9999, 1980)
For a long time I wanted to post the cassette by The Monomen from Arnhem, The Netherlands, but only if I had their 7". Someone borrowed this to me last week, and now I am happy to post this. The Monomen was the band before Van Kaye & Ignit, with Van Kaye, whose real name is Ed van Kasteren, as their enigmatic singer. Soundwise it has nothing to do with Van Kaye & Ignit, as The Monomen are much more punky and new wave like, with some resemblance to Pere Ubu. This is all they ever released, one 7" and one cassette.