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2021: The Year In Buying Music [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Albums Of The Year The Blow Monkeys: Journey To You Steven Jones + Logan Sky: European Lovers Shriekback: 1000 Books Nik Bärtsch: Entendre Jack Hues: Electro Acoustic Works 20:20 Harold Budd: I Know this Much Is … Continue reading

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2021: The Year In Buying Music

Every year I say it. I’m like a broken record repeating, ad nauseum …the same old, same old. But it’s always so difficult to actually achieve what I spout out. every year. Without fail. Here’s exactly what I said last … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 22]

On November 18, 2007 an email from Dr. Robert’s self-contained record label Fencat, sent out a missive to the Dr. Robert/Blow Monkeys mailing list. The subject line didn’t mince words: “The Blow Monkeys Are Back!” After an 18 year layoff, … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 21]

[…continued from last post] As the 90s dawned and all of the Classic Rock was out on CD format, the market expanded to allow the first stirrings of 80s nostalgia, and the budget compilation market exploded by the decade’s mid … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 20]

[…continued from last post] The first Dr. Robert solo album was produced by the artist and licensed to a number of labels for worldwide release in 1994. “Realms Of Gold” was a portrait of an artist coming to grips with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 19]

[…continued from last post] Following the flat commercial prospects of the “Springtime For The World” campaign, The Blow Monkeys did the honorable thing and called it a day approximately a decade into their lifespan. Reasoning that the releases were not … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 18]

[…continued from last post] After the last burst of energy, it was time to dial down the intensity to finish the album. “Fruits of The Earth” was a slice of downtempo House with lead vocals from Bryan Powell. Dr. Robert … Continue reading

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