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Monaco was a side project of New Order bassist Peter Hook. Together with David Potts, the only remaining member of Revenge, the band was formed in 1996. The group found success with the 1997 single "What Do You Want From Me?" and the album it was pulled from, Music for Pleasure, sold over half a million copies; success largely attributed to the band's similar sound to New Order, and that group's absence in the mid 1990's. In 1999, Polydor Records rejected Monaco's follow up album, the self-titled Monaco, due to the radically changing trends in music at the time. Papillon Records agreed to pick up the album, though they rejected the planned single release of "I've Got A Feeling", and despite favorable reviews, the album was released with almost no promotion at all. Tensions were mounting, and in 2000, following a "disastrous gig at the Eclipse Festival", Potts and Hook parted ways. Potts would go on to form RAM, and Hook would join a reunited New Order.
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|current members|| Peter Hook (1996-)|
David Potts (1996-)