Category Archives: Book Review

It’s not all round, spinning things with music here at the Post-Punk Monk. We’re literate, too!

Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Writer Reynolds finally shed light on the curious happenstance of JAPAN being first feted in the country of their name. This was put down to the cultural tradition of young Japanese girls being drawn to androgynous … Continue reading

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Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 1]

I finally bought copies of this book from the UK last summer for gift giving purposes. I knew several friends who should have copies of this in their library and I piggybacked my purchase with one of the others to … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Richards – ABC The Annotated Discography

David Richards: ABC – The Annotated Discography In a world without the gatekeepers we grew up with, we have few limitations. Anyone, with the determination [and modest funding], can carve out a niche in which to build their own personal, … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Byrne – How Music Works

Over two years ago, my friend JT commented in a thread asking if I had read Byrne’s book “How Music Works.” Deeming it “fairly stunning.” I replied no, but was at least aware of it.  I had a friend having … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard Houghton: OMD – Pretending To See The Future

This Day In Music Books | 2018 | 449 pp. While the OMD book shipped late last year, the time to read it had been scant this year and I only recently finished it! I took an immediate shine to … Continue reading

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Book Week – The Clash: The Clash

I was not the biggest Clash fan around. I still have never heard their first or second albums [ducks] though I was aware of the first one from at least the point where it was released in the US. I … Continue reading

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Book Week – Grace Jones [Paul Morley]: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

For a very long time, Grace Jones proclaimed that she would never release an autobio, until that point where she suddenly did; taking a famous lyric of hers from “Art Groupie” and turning it on its head. When “semi-famous model … Continue reading

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