Author Archives: postpunkmonk

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graphic design | software UI design | remastering vinyl • record collector • satire • non-fiction

Cristina Monet-Zilkha: 1959-2020

This was terrible news this morning. Cristina Monet-Zilkha, better known as simply Cristina for her small, but devastating body of work for ZE Records, has died yesterday; another musician taken in the covid-19 pandemic. Her profile post 1984 was slim. … Continue reading

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Want List: That Seventh Boomtown Rats Album – “Citizens Of Boomtown” UK CD

The Boomtown Rats: Citizens Of Boomtown – UK – CD [2020] Trash Glam Baby Sweet Thing Monster Monkeys She Said No Passing Through Here’s A Postcard K.I.S.S. Rock ‘n’ Roll Yé Yé Get A Grip The Boomtown Rats I had … Continue reading

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Splendid Beauty In A Chaotic World: The Return of White Door Imminent

White Door: The Great Awakening – SE – CD – [2020] Among The Mountains Resurrection Soundtrack Of Our Lives Lullaby Angel Of Tomorrow The Great Awakening Simply Magnificent Beautiful Girl A few months ago, we were looking into the one … Continue reading

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Without Lunch Hours, It’s Uncharted Waters For Post-Punk Monk

Almost 2000 postings into this blog over the last 9+ years and right now one of the foundations that has allowed me to pursue this interesting activity is about to end for a while. That is, my lunch hours. I … Continue reading

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Bill Rieflin: 1960-2020

This morning while chatting with Gavin from the comments, he dropped the news that Bill Rieflin had died yesterday. Mr. Rieflin was a player with a wide expanse of work but since he first came to my attention in the … Continue reading

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Want List: The Vapors Return With “Together” UK CD/LP/DL

The Vapors: Together UK CD [2020] Together Crazy Sundown River Real Time Girl From the Factory I Don’t Remember In Babylon Letter to Hiro [no. 11] Wonderland Those Tears King L Nuclear Nights Yow! I was aware that The Vapors, … Continue reading

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Want List: Ultravox RSD UK Clear Vinyl 12″ With Wilson 2020 Mixes Taunts

Ultravox: Sleepwalk [Steven Wilson 2020 mix] – UK – 12″ clear vinyl [2020] Sleepwalk [2020 Steven Wilson mix] Waiting [Steven Wilson 2020 mix] Gloryoski! A Record Store Day release that I actually want to buy in 2020 will happen this … Continue reading

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