LINE UP: Richard McNevin-Duff (vocals and guitar), Chas Morrison
(drums), Dom Morrison (bass), Tony Pipes (DJ, keyboards and samples)
At united MANCHESTER
we strongly believe that The Space Monkeys
are by far and away the most exciting band to have come out of
Britain (let alone Manchester) in the late 1990's.
in Middleton, in 1996, their debut album, 'The Daddy Of Them
All' is already regarded as being a modern classic. Amazingly
it sold over 70,000 copies in the USA alone (reaching No.50 in
the Billboard charts), however the band failed to pick up any
interest from the London-orientated press back home.
the Space Monkeys received very little P.R. and airplay as a result
of signing to Manchester's small but famous Factory
instead of one of the majors. The frustration of Factory's
of financial clout eventually led to The Space Monkeys departure
from the label in 1999.
we start the new Millennium, amazingly The Space Monkeys are still
without a new contract despite having their music feature on the
soundtracks for 'Sliding Doors' and Irvine Welch's 'Acid House'!
mix of Manc rock, acid house and beautiful ballards on 'The
Daddy Of Them All' is unique and has only been surpassed by
their recordings for their unreleased second album.
some local radio airplay their single releases have surprisingly
failed to chart in the UK: "Keep On Trippin' On"
heralded the band's mix of acid house and rock in 1996 whilst
"The Daddy Of Them All" spawned "Acid
House Killed Rock'n'Roll", "Sugar Cane",
"March Of The Scarecrows" and "Shine
On". The track "Drug Soup" was included
in the smash film 'Sliding Doors' and "Acid House Killed
Rock'n'Roll" was used as the theme to Irvine Welch's
wanting to pigeon-hole The Space Monkeys, they can best be described
as classic Stone
with acid house, 10cc
fact, Richard McNevin-Duff's vocals sound distinctivly similar
to those of big Space Monkeys fan, Liam
better! (but whisper it quietly!)
borrow, buy or steal a copy of 'The Daddy Of Them All'
and you can safely ditch the rest of your CD collection - you
won't be needing it again!