Stockholm Monsters – Partyline (12″)

Not some dodgy Euro synth pop but a band from my neck of the woods, the second best thing to come out of Burnage, Manchester (after Oasis – but that is debatable!) The line-up at the time was Tony and Paul France, (both brothers) John Rhodes (R.I.P.), Lindsay Anderson and Shan Hira. It was recorded by Peter Hook at his studio in Rochdale, Suite 16. Sung with passion if a little unusually the synths are placed up in the main mix by Hooky is suitably New Orderish. It actually ends in what sounds like a rant or argument about the Manchester music scene, shame the lyrics are barely decipherable.

“Militia” is a great little track, indie guitar dance at its best

The last track is a live version of the title track (I think taken from the video) their last great anthem.

An essential listen for nostalgic Mancunian music fans. (Thanks Mike!)

Factory ‎– FAC 146sam_7942

Partyline (12″) 5:50
Militia 3:35
Partylive 4:15




3 responses

  1. Jesus, that’s bringing back some memories!

    “It actually ends in what sounds like a rant or argument about the Manchester music scene”

    So much to rant or argue about 🙂

  2. Thanks for this!

  3. Miles better than Oasis!

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