Category Archives: Record Review

Releases that get the scrutiny of The Post-Punk Monk.

Record Review: Au Pairs – Diet/It’s Obvious

Au Pairs: Diet/It’s Obvious UK 7″ [1980] Diet It’s Obvious Wow, I really remember seeing the debut album by the Au Pairs all over every import bin in town back in late ’81-early ’82. Considering that the band were on … Continue reading

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Record Review: Yello – Desire

YELLO: Desire UK 12″ [1985] Desire [Extended Version] Oh Yeah (Indian Summer) ‘The Stella Suite Pt 2’ [Extended Version] Collecting Yello meant that I would end up with a lot of releases from mostly three countries since their market was … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Now we get to the crux of the matter. No matter how proper it was to hear the original album that Duffy wanted to release, I had the two “new” songs on singles as B-sides. What … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from last post] A larger contrast between the introspective and somber cut “The Postcard” and the following “Seventeen” could not be more profound. This was originally slated as the pre-release single when Indolent was going to release the album; … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM

Stephen Duffy: I Love My Friends DLX RM UK 2xCD [2019] CD 1 : orignial album Tune In The Deal Eucharist Mao Badge Lovers’ Beware In The Evening Of Her Day Holding Hands With Grace The Postcard Seventeen Twenty Three … Continue reading

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Record Review: Trees – Sleep Convention DLX RM [part 4]

[…continued from last post] One of the delights of this CD is not only the sterling album itself reaching our ears on a sliver platter, but the generous abundance of bonus material that more than doubles the number of tracks … Continue reading

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Record Review: Trees – Sleep Convention DLX RM [part 3]

[…continued from last post] As usual, side two track one, was another of the potential singles that should have been burning up the charts of stations beyond WLIR-FM or KROQ-FM. “11:00 A.M.” was one of the songs that in demo … Continue reading

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