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Eligible Bachelors


Download links and information about Eligible Bachelors by The Monochrome Set. This album was released in 1982 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 35:54 minutes.

Artist: The Monochrome Set
Release date: 1982
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 35:54
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No. Title Length
1. The Jet Set Junta 2:03
2. I'll Scry Instead 2:50
3. On the Thirteenth Day 3:06
4. Cloud 10 3:30
5. The Mating Game 3:20
6. March of the Eligible Bachelors 3:01
7. The Devil Rides Out 3:02
8. Fun for All the Family 3:45
9. The Midas Touch 4:53
10. The Ruling Class 2:45
11. The Great Barrier Riff 3:39



One of the classic, undiscovered albums of the early '80s, Eligible Bachelors is a tour de force of wit and musical imagination. It features some of the funniest songs ever committed to vinyl, kicking off with "Jet Set Junta," which, alongside bookend song "The Ruling Class," pillories the neuroses of the wealthy. "The Mating Game" is also deeply amusing as a cad's cynical guide to the opposite sex, with lyrics like, "Blond, brunette or redhead, black, yellow or white/They taste the same, in the mating game." But it's not all jokes. "The Midas Touch" is an exquisite slice of whimsy riding a near-perfect guitar riff, with an emotional reach that shames most peers of songwriter Bid. Whether or not the rear cover testimonial from Andy Warhol is genuine, the Monochrome Set had released an age-defining record here. It's a shame nobody else knew about it.