Florian Monday and his Mondos are ready to take on the GO.
In the early 1960s, Rhode Island teenagers fell into two camps-- Collegiates ("coh-leege" for short), the prim and proper university-bound studious types, and Mondos, who donned skintight black peg pants, black boots and collarless jackets. As for a certain group of Woonsocket High School students, it was obvious they didn't exactly have SAT test scores in mind when blasting out one of Rhode Island's finest rock and roll moments, Rip It Up, back in 1964.
The Mondos are the earliest waxed garage rock n' roll band from the Ocean State, with their self-released debut disc Mondo Moe appearing on their own FM label in 1963.
I'm Crying (demo) / Mondo (Junior and the Mondos) / Mondo Moe (Junior and the Mondos) / Lovin' (Florian Monday and his Mondos) / Rip It, Rip It Up (Florian Monday and his Mondos) / Mondo (Florian Monday and his Mondos) / Mondo Moe (Florian Monday and his Mondos) / Minnie Ha-Ha (Monday's Mondos) / I'm Crying (Monday's Mondos)
ALSO DIG THE SEVEN INCHER FROM FLORIAN MONDAY (45-192)