NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever!

NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever!

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Friday, 17 January

The Monochrome Set has under the leadership of Bid released 15 albums of eccentric British pop since 1980, and he's had another nine as Scartlet's Well. His songs often employ a '60s dance vibe, literary lyrics, and a try-anything approach to arrangements.

We discuss "Eux Tous" from Fabula Mendax (2019), "Walking with the Beast" from Dante's Casino (1990), "Adeste Fidelis" from Love Zombies (1980), and conclude listening to the title track of Spaces Everywhere (2015). Intro: "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens" (a 1979 single). For more, see themonochromeset.co.uk.

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