LTM records have reissued on CD the
entire Factory Records back catalogue
by The Stockholm Monsters.
Almost all the Monster's rough-edged
pop recordings were produced by New
Order bassist Peter Hook, while their intensive gigging schedule
between 1984 and 1986 made them the busiest live band on Factory.
Sometimes written up (and off) as surly 'scallies', the band are
now generally recognised as the label's pre-Mondays
Happy Mondays. The CD trio
now released is as follows:
ALMA MATTER PLUS - digital
remaster of the classic, punchy 1984 studio album, plus seven extra
ALL AT ONCE (SINGLES 1981-87)
- comprehensive A's and B's singles collection including 'Fairy
Tales', 'Happy Ever After', 'Miss Moonlight', 'All At Once', 'Partyline',
and the infamous 'How Corrupt Is Rough Trade?'
THE LAST ONE BACK (ARCHIVE 1980-87)
- from the band's own archive, twenty mainly unheard songs in
demo and live form, including the last studio demo from 1987, as
well as a bruising television encounter with Richard Madeley.
As well as sensitive re-mastering
and detailed sleevenotes, Alma Mater and All At Once come housed
in the original, exquisite Trevor Johnson sleeve designs.