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Mono Men

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  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s

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About two hours from Seattle, in the seaside town of Bellingham, WA, the Mono Men pursued their campy retreat to '60s rock revivalism via the Sonics, the Wailers, and loads of teen exploitation flicks, but don't be fooled -- their music is loud, fast, and aggressive.

The Mono Men doubled as indie label gurus, forming and running garage rock asylum Estrus Records; they also host the annual Garage Shock music festival in upstate Washington. Their lineup included Dave Crider on guitar and vocals, Ledge Morrisette on bass, Aaron Roeder on drums, and John Mortensen (ex-Game of Vultures), who replaced original guitarist Marx Wright after 1990's Stop Draggin' Me Down.