Nevermen - The Monitor LP

Format: LP
Label: private
Year: 1988
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: post punk
Value of Original Title: $25.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, New Wave Post Punk Wave, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
Real Life
Across the Room
The Waltz
Waiting for the Rain

Side 2

Track Name
Living in the Past
She's Got Me
Cacophony and Dance (Silver Crown Cement Mix)



The Nevermen - The Monitor LP


The Monitor LP


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This quartet recalls austere, but tuneful eighties post-punk acts like the Comsat Angels, Lucy Show, and to a lesser extent the Chameleons. Furthermore, the guitars drip with the same sweet, clangy vibe the Northern Pikes were wont to offer on their earliest releases. For all I know The Nevermen may very well have been ignorant of some, or even most of the aforementioned, nevertheless they produce some real beauts on Monitor, like "Across the Room" and "Living in the Past" (the latter thankfully not the Jethro Tull classic schlock staple). Things peter out a bit on side two, and I couldn't exactly blame you for leveling the notion that Monitor is eons from groundbreaking, but overall I still find it pretty blissful. "Real Life" received airplay in Toronto on CFNY.

Andrew Underwood - Vocals
Richard Nijhof - Bass Guitars
Ken Jones - Drums, Percussion, Samples
Michael Alex Mayhem - Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals


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