Friday, April 28, 2006

VIDEO: Monster - Don't Answer The Phone

If you know me, you'll know that I try to get everyone I know to listen to Monster at every chance I get. See, they're from sweden and broke up back in 2000. I've converted a few fans and hope to reach more because they're just so good. They describe themselves as "The Clash meets The Supremes". If that doesn't pique your interest, then you must be dead. Anyhow, they combine punk, reggae, soul, ska and rock so well... I wouldn't dare call them a "ska-punk" band. They were so beyond all of that. But maybe that's the closest thing people can grasp. Parker called them the "rudest non-ska band ever"... but whatever - enough of my vague contradictory descriptions...

This video is one of their earlier ones. I love the low budget video style, the dance breakdown in the middle, the style is killer... if you look carefully you can see the book "Boss Sounds : A Guide to Skinhead Reggae" on the table. Enjoy!

I'll be adding more Monster videos in the days to come... I ripped these from Burning Heart's "Hang the VJ" DVD, and if you like it, go buy it!! :)


Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS BAND!! thank you tyler for introducing me to them & moneybrother =] !! love steph.

james said...

do they have a website? i didn't find anything by googling