MONITORS DEBUT 7"
Only 500 Copies pressed, 200 color vinyl first come first serve
$5.00 ppd US ($7.00 ppd overseas, U.S. funds)
A side: Electric Knife, Fungus Boy
B side: Missing Hand, Jerks Down At Bubble Drome
See below for ordering info: now available in Europe
Order info: (Well concealed) cash or money order payable to Mike Watts. You can get these on-line from Underground Medicine, Deadbeat Records, Know Crap (in the next week or so). Update: European customers now available from P Trash Records, & Alien Snatch (in the next week or so)
Hey kids Fungus Boy has started a record label and our first release is the debut 4 song seven inch from the Monitors. The Monitors are Ryan & Mechadrum (ex-Kill-A-Watts) & Wendy (ex-Jane Doe & The Cop Haters, & Kryptonite Records). This single is limited to 500 copies and the first 200 are on translucent green vinyl. Four amazing songs by these future punx from Wisconsin. Fans of the Kill-A-Watts won't be disappointed, but don't expect a repeat, the Monitors are here and now with a different sound. Imagine Mad Max meets the Screamers as this punk battle rages on minus a guitar, this trio will blow out your speakers with only drums, bass, and an old wurlitzer piano. Expect to hear a lot more from these guys, they already have two more singles coming out on others labels.
Read the reviews:
Monitors "Electric Knife"
(REVIEW BY TROY THRILLS)
In case you didn't know, the Monitors feature both Ryan and Mechadrum from the Kill-a-watts. Mechadrum plays drums, Ryan plays bass, and Ryan's wife Wendy, a.k.a 1-D (which happens to be her cup size) plays the electric piano. No guitar here, folks. This is their second single. The other one came out on Goodbye Boozy Records, so chances are you will never hear it. Anyways...
To these ears, the Monitors sound like the Screamers if the Screamers liked carnival music and didn't try so hard to be so dark and edgy. I was kinda skeptical about how this would be...the picture on the cover is so goofy. Mechadrum looks like a fat cyborg, Ryan looks like a gay biker from the future, and Wendy looks like Judy Jetson. However, when I put the record on, I was pleasantly surprised. It's really good. Bass-driven punk that is catchy but not overly poppy.
Come to think of it, the Monitors sound isn't that far of a departure from what the Kill-a-watts were doing; this is definitely less frantic and more hooky.
I liked all four songs on this record, but my picks to click are the B-side cuts, "Missing Hand" and "Jerks Down at the Bubble Drome".
Definitely worth picking up.
Ryan, if yer reading this, you still owe me some records, MOTHERFUCKER!!!
Check out their myspace page: myspace.com/themonitors
Color vinyl still available if you order directly from us
Please note: NO PAYPAL
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FUNGUS BOY RECORDS
PO BOX 863, OTTAWA, KS 66067