The Monkey Run


Jim Stringer – vocals/bass, Mark Hodkinson – guitar, Terry Eves – keyboards, Craig Henderson – drums. Supported: The Stones Roses, The Chameleons, The Wedding Present , The Bible. Singles: I Want the Blood of a Civil Servant and Falling Upstairs. EP: Waiting for a 409. Posthumous album: Escape from the Rake. Radio One Session: July 1987.


The track, Falling Upstairs,  will be featured on a seven-CD, Manchester North of England released by Cherry Red in 2017: Boxed Set

monkey run - civil servant

falling upstairs






monkey run falling up middle






monkey run 409






Press release for Waiting for a 409

Monkey Run tracks on YouTube:

Falling Upstairs:


I Want the Blood of a Civil Servant:

One More Day:

More songs…
Letter from Pat Bellis (re: Morrissey sleeve)

Escape from the Rake…

A live version of The Evil Deceiver was included on a compilation tape I put together of Rochdale and Manchester bands in 1985 called Screams from the Arndale of Death. Details:

Mock Turtles, support, 30 June, 1986, poster

Monkey Run 4

Concert poster

Monkey Run 2

Monkey Run 1

Monkey Run T-shirt

Last Peach4

Taken at the band’s last ever concert.