Author Archives: postpunkmonk

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

I Just Dropped Three Figures on Prince’s LAST Box …And Now It’s Time To REALLY Commit For “Sign O’ The Times” Boxed Set Of God

¡Ay Dios Mio! If you can remember back to fall of 2019, there was going to be a super deluxe box of Prince’s iconic “1999” album that I fancied getting. It was $60 and I was trying frantically to save … Continue reading

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Countess Of Fife Stage Virtual Hootenanny This Saturday On Web

This is just a quick post announcing that The Countess of Fife, Fay Fire’s new roots band will be having their third lockdown concert stream live on FaceBeast this Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. BST, so if you’re in the US … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert And Youth Team Up For New Single June 3rd

Dr. Robert + Youth: Get Yourself Together UK DL [2020] Get Yourself Together We had mentioned that the Blow Monkeys were recording their 40th anniversary album for a 2021 release back in March. That seems longer than longer than three … Continue reading

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Ten Years Of Post-Punk Monk On This Day

Yow! It was exactly a decade ago today when I crossed that line in the sand and decided to begin blogging about music. I was not an early convert to the notion. This was basically down to the idea that … Continue reading

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Shriekback Cleaning House In Lockdown With Releases Of Download-Only Material

Gloryoski! In the two months that I was on a minimal posting schedule [no more lunch hours] the busy beavers of sound who are Shriekback were not binge watching streaming TV junk. They gave been hitting the archives to activate … Continue reading

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Green Gartside of Scritti Politti Resurfaces With Solo Single After 14 Year Lull

Green Gartside: Tangled Man UK 7″ [2020] Tangled Man Wishing Well Good gravy! I received an email from the Scritti Politti mailing list last Friday morning, and to put it in perspective, this may have been the fifth such email … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Duran Duran – Notorious

In 1983, Duran Duran became one of the most popular bands on the planet. They were actually referred to as the Fab Five for a rare time. Following the inevitable live album of their “couldn’t hear the band for the … Continue reading

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