The Monroes were a New Wave pop band from San Diego active around 1982. They are best known for their single "What Do All The People Know."
"What Do All The People Know?" was a very minor hit: I heard it a few times on KBCO in Boulder in early '83, so I always associate this song with Modern English's "I Melt With You," the English Beat's "I Confess," the Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way" and Bow Wow Wow's "So You Wanna Hold Me," all of which were huge on that station around then. But much like "Everywhere That I'm Not" by Translator or "A Million Miles Away" by the Plimsouls, this is a song that people remember as being a much bigger hit than it was, turning up regularly on those budget-price "hits of the '80s" comps with some regularity." -Stewart Mason-
The Monroes were:
Eric Denton - keyboards / Bob "Monroe" Davis - bass / Jesus Ortiz - vocals / Rusty Jones - guitar / Jonnie Gilstrap - drums
What Do All the People Know / Somewhere in the Night / Hungry Stranger / Blind Faith / Pay Pay Pay
The Monroes - Selftitled
Javany - Brighter Than Color (1985, Tribal) - Well, I'm probably going to lose some serious punk points with this one. In fact there's barely a power chord punctuating this rather genteel slab of wax....
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