The Siamese Monitors were a Dublin synth-band in the same vein as contemporary synth artists such as the Human League and OMD. They were formed in 1979 by Steve Rapid (ex Radiators, Modernaires) and others. The only other confirmed member of this early lineup I have is Kathy Kryer (vocals), who joined in 1979 after she left or was booted out of the Boyscoutz. They supported the Zen Alligators on their debut gig at the National Ballroom in 1981. Kathy left in 1981 and went into performance art.
Four years later the S.M. Corporation (Siamese Monitors Corporation) released a single on Revolving Records with the lineup show above.
Then in 1988 two tracks appeared on one of the Comet samplers, indicating that Rapid was still dabbling in synth noises. These tracks are very similar to the early 80s synthpop material and sound quite dated for 1988. It's possible they date from the earlier period.
There was a third female vocalist - anyone recall her name?
Produced by Pete Holidai (also credited with additional keyboards & guitar), Paul Thomas and Stephen Rapid. COnfusingly, the label claims the single is REV16.
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