The Blow Monkeys

The Blow Monkeys

British pop rock band.

Formed : 1981 // London, United Kingdom
Disbanded : September, 1990
Re-formed : late 2007

The Blow Monkeys Discography


PL 70395 The Blow Monkeys Limping For A Generation (Album, Comp) RCA PL 70395 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
R32P-1062 The Blow Monkeys Animal Magic (Album, Comp) RCA R32P-1062 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
RPL-8372 The Blow Monkeys She Was Only A Grocer's Daughter (Album) RCA RPL-8372 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
R32P-1162 The Blow Monkeys Whoops! There Goes The Neighbourhood (Album) RCA R32P-1162 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5C PL-74539, PL 74539 (5C) The Blow Monkeys Springtime For The World (Album) RCA 5C PL-74539, PL 74539 (5C) Spain 1990 Sell This Version
MONK 9 The Blow Monkeys Devil's Tavern(CD, Album) Blow Monkey Music MONK 9 UK 2008 Sell This Version
NYQ001 The Blow Monkeys Travelin' Souls - Live! At The Legendary 100 Club(CD, Album + DVD, NTSC + , Ltd) Blow Monkey Music NYQ001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
FODCD8 The Blow Monkeys Staring At The Sea(CD, Album) F.O.D. Records FODCD8 UK 2011 Sell This Version
CDBRED557 The Blow Monkeys Feels Like A New Morning(2xCD, Album) Cherry Red CDBRED557 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Monk 12 The Blow Monkeys If Not Now, When ?(CDr, Album, Promo) Blow Monkey Music Monk 12 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PAR 1 The Blow Monkeys Live Today Love Tomorrow(7") Parasol Records (2) PAR 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RCA 444, (PB 68221) The Blow Monkeys Atomic Lullaby (Single) RCA, RCA RCA 444, (PB 68221) UK 1984 Sell This Version
RCA 398, PB 68156 The Blow Monkeys Go Public (Single) RCA, RCA RCA 398, PB 68156 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RCA 418, PB 68177 The Blow Monkeys The Man From Russia (Single) RCA, RCA RCA 418, PB 68177 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RCA 477, (PB 68269) The Blow Monkeys Wildflower (Single) RCA, RCA RCA 477, (PB 68269) UK 1984 Sell This Version
5775-1-RD The Blow Monkeys Sweet Murder (The Smile On Her Face) (Maxi) RCA 5775-1-RD US 1985 Sell This Version
PB 40331, PB40331 The Blow Monkeys Forbidden Fruit (Single, EP, Maxi) RCA PB 40331, PB40331 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
RPS-225 The Blow Monkeys Don't Be Scared Of Me (Single) RCA RPS-225 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
PT 41104 The Blow Monkeys It Doesn't Have To Be This Way (Maxi, Single) RCA PT 41104 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
PB40703 The Blow Monkeys Wicked Ways (Single, Maxi) RCA PB40703 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
PB40599, PB 40599 The Blow Monkeys Digging Your Scene (Single, Maxi) RCA, RCA PB40599, PB 40599 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
MONKT 7 DJ The Blow Monkeys Some Kind Of Wonderful (Single) RCA MONKT 7 DJ UK 1987 Sell This Version
MONK 5 The Blow Monkeys Out With Her (Single, Maxi) RCA MONK 5 UK 1987 Sell This Version
104710 The Blow Monkeys with Curtis Mayfield The Blow Monkeys with Curtis Mayfield - (Celebrate) The Day After You (Single, Maxi) RCA 104710 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
JB 7618 The Blow Monkeys / Mimmo Locasciulli The Blow Monkeys / Mimmo Locasciulli - It Doesn't Have To Be This Way / Clandestina(7", Jukebox) RCA JB 7618 Italy 1987 Sell This Version


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June 5, 2003
An often underrated group, known for their political lyrics as well as their way with a groove. Initially oriented toward live instrumentation, their singles "Diggin' Your Scene" and "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way" were classics in their field, as well as sizeable hits in the UK and elsewhere. They were one of the first mainstream acts to jump aboard the house bandwagon in the mid-80s and by the end of the decade were pushing a heavily club-oriented, synth-based sound. Though this version of the Blow Monkeys never quite matched their earlier mainstream success, its records are well worth checking out. Their 1989 singles collection "Choices" is biased toward the later electronic sound, but also contains the earlier hits and represents a good starting-point for new listeners.

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