Mono Men

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Mono Men
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Mono Men performing at West Seattle Summer Fest, 2013
Background information
Origin Bellingham, WA, USA
Genres Garage punk, grunge, surf rock
Years active 1987–1998, 2006, 2013
Labels Sub Pop
1+2 Records
Past members Dave Crider
Ledge Morrisette
Aaron Roeder
John Mortensen
Marx Wright

The Mono Men were an American garage punk band, based in Bellingham, Washington. Their sound contained elements of grunge (distortion-heavy guitars, sneering vocals), but the Mono Men filtered these through a mimicry of 1960s Washington proto-punk, garage rock bands such as The Sonics.


The Mono Men rose up from the ashes of another Washington band, the Roofdogs. John Mortensen came from the Dehumanizers and Game for Vultures before joining the Mono Men. The band came together in late 1987. They played shows in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Canada, and the United States. They were featured in the Northwest Rock & Roll documentary Hype!. Their albums all received generally positive reviews. The band split in 1998, though in 2006, the Mono Men reunited to play a series of concerts called the "Spanish Attack." They band reunited in 2013 to play shows in Bellingham and Seattle in the US, plus a tour in Latin America with shows in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.


  • Members of the Mono Men went to the same high school as the Fastbacks.
  • In 2006 the Mono Men launched the 5-show "Spanish Attack" tour with shows in Bellingham, WA and various venues in Spain.
  • Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder performed Mono Men's "Watch Outside" with C Average in Alpine Valley 13.6.1999 (Tibetan Freedom Concert).


  • Dave Crider (guitar, vocals)
  • Ledge Morrisette (bass)
  • Aaron Roeder (drums)
  • John Mortensen (guitar, vocals) (from late 1990)
  • Marx Wright (vocals, guitar) (1987–1990; 2013)


Albums and EPs[edit]

Split Singles[edit]

  • 1993 - Demolition Derby w/ Apeman Dragship
  • 1994 - Kronophonic w/ Stokastikats
  • 1995 - Gearhead w/ Girl Trouble

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