Monsters of the New Wave

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"Monsters of the New Wave"
Single by Rachel Stamp
from the album "Hymns For Strange Children"
B-side "Black Cherry" (Live)
"Please Don't Touch" (Live)
Released 2 October 2000 (UK)
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, glam rock
Length 9:34
Label Cruisin'
Writer(s) 1, 2: Rachel Stamp
3: Heath/Robinson
Producer(s) 1: John Fryer[disambiguation needed]
Rachel Stamp singles chronology
"Hey Hey Michael You're Really Fantastic... Live!"
"Monsters of the New Wave"
"Black Cherry"
"Monsters of the New Wave 7" Single"
Single by Rachel Stamp
Format 7"
"Monsters of the New Wave (Swedish release)"
Single by Rachel Stamp
from the album "Hymns For Strange Children"
B-side "I Got The Worm" (live), "Spank" (live)
Released June 2000 (Sweden)
Format CD single
Length 9:08
Label Raw Power Records
Producer(s) John Fryer, Max Bisgrove & Rachel Stamp

"Monsters of the New Wave" is a single by London glam rock band, Rachel Stamp. This single was the band's final single release via the Cruisin' Records label and received the Single of the Week in Kerrang! magazine, October 2000. The single was released on two formats (CD single and a limited edition 7" vinyl) and a promotional video for the single was filmed by Paul Harries. The single was also released across Europe through Raw Power Records with a different track listing and artwork.

UK CD Single & 7" Vinyl[edit]

Released October 2, 2000
(CR RS 005)

Track listing[edit]

  1. Monsters of the New Wave
  2. Black Cherry (live)
  3. Please Don't Touch (live)


  • "Monsters of the New Wave" was released as a CD single and limited edition 7" vinyl of 500 copies.
  • The artwork for the CD single was by Michael Corran. The artwork was inspired by a Sweet album.
  • The single features two tracks left over from the "Stampax" live album - an early live version of "Black Cherry" and a cover of the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates song, "Please Don't Touch". These songs were recorded on the "Hymns for Strange Children Tour" of the UK, early 2000.
  • "Monsters of the New Wave" was the last single the band released through Cruisin' Records. The song can also be found on the "Now I'm Nailed To Your Bedroom Wall, I've Only Got Myself To Blame" compilation.

European CD single[edit]

Released June 2000

Track listing[edit]

  1. Monsters of the New Wave
  2. I Got The Worm (live)
  3. Spank (live)


Promotional video[edit]

  • A promotional video for the single was directed by Paul Harries.
  • David Ryder-Prangley: "directed by PAUL HARRIES. i like this one - us in a white studio at the height of ultra cartoon phase of the band. apparently picked out by MARILYN MANSON on some tv show as a favourite although i'm not sure what the exact story is... line up as above with also shaheena..." (taken from a fan site interview, 2004)


[1] The Rachel Stamp Discography

[2] The Official Rachel Stamp website, retrieved via

[3] Kerrang! Single of the Week review, retrieved via

[4] The Rachel Stamp Videography

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