Covid-19 update

Monorail Music continues to follow Scottish Government advice with regard to Covid-19. We're delighted to announce our re-opening from Monday 26 April at 11am. We will have reduced capacity with social distancing and ask that customers wear masks while in the shop. However, browsing is possible.

Entrance for now is via Osborne Street. We will be closed on Sundays, open Monday to Saturday 11-6.

Thanks for your continuing support. You helped get us through this.

Joe Thompson



Released: 13th July 2019

Paperback £9.99Out of Stock

Joe Thompson and Hey Colossus have been part of the European underground scene since 2003, touring the hard miles round the continent and releasing twelve albums.

Seventeen tracks are explored here, with squats, empty rooms and rammed festivals played along the way. DIY by instinct, sonic and ethical influences from all who have pressed their own records, from Sun Ra to Wiley via Minor Threat are detailed. With funny, self-deprecating honesty Thompson nails a sometimes thankless, but always rewarding life making music in a community of friends; ageing gratefully and very, very noisily. Multiple voices tell the story and, refreshingly, fellow travellers are fully credited and valued.

“To this day I genuinely think these moments are worth the fight.”

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