Volume, Contrast, Brilliance - Sessions and Singles Volume 1
Oddities, and jocular moments run through the album, including John Peel introducing “Fat Fun” and thinking aloud that those Monochrome boys might be having a pop at him. The fact that it includes a wish list of the band’s best songs to this point in their career is another reason to recommend it. Previously they may had made a handful of slightly-off-target albums, but this 1983 compilation is a front-to-back joy, fast, restless and perfectly sequenced. It plays like a cohesive album. Includes 2 bonus tracks from the February 1979 Peel Session 'Love Goes Down The Drain' and 'Noise (Eine Kleine Symphonie)'.
Released: June 2022
Label: Optic Nerve