All at OnceStockholm Monsters
Captured Tracks is pleased to present the Stockholm Monsters full catalogue in this special vinyl only reissue. Formed in Manchester in 1980, Stockholm Monsters were signed with Factory Records in 1981. Discovered at a show in Manchester when the band was still teens, New Orderâ€™s Peter Hook took the young band under his wing and went on to produce the majority of the bandâ€™s catalogue, under the alias Be Music. Their first single, â€œFairy Talesâ€, didnâ€™t appear until 1982, due to the tardiness of the songs producer Martin Hannett. Drawing early praise from influential music magazineâ€™s NME and Melody Maker, along with touring with New Order, the band seemed set for success. However through numerous line-up changes, delays in recording and the onslaught of bands such as the Happy Mondays the band never quite hit their mark.
During their time with the Factory Records, Stockholm Monsters released one LP (Alma Mater) and a series of 7â€s and singles including a scathing take down of Factoryâ€™s primary indie label rival, entitled â€œHow Corrupt is Rough Tradeâ€. Available in a limited run, this complete collection gives new light to one of Factoryâ€™s lost artists.