Category Archives: Record Review

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

Simple Minds Revisit “Act Of Love” From Their Earliest Days Today

Simple Minds: Act Of Love – DL [2022] Act of Love 4:01 Friday we got a shock from the Simple Minds camp, who’ve been pretty quiet with the Covid Pandemic torpedoing the band’s formerly ceaseless live romp. Their 40 Years … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 24]

[…continued from last post] “We Can Win” could have been a track from “Flatlands” from the sound of it. An acoustic folk number with brushed drums and acoustic guitars. But that was a deceptive simplification. Where it more closely reflected … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stic Basin III

Stic Basin: III – UK – CD-R [2022] We Don’t Cover The Planes That Land Locally Unwanted Land Use (LULU) Moonlamp Plum 23 It All Turns Out To Be A Dream Gas Curtain Whitmer The Law You Won’t Be Told … Continue reading

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Record Review: Shriekback’s “1000 Books” Anticipates Our Twilight [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After the preceding steel fist in a velvet glove, “Good Disruption” managed to put a little wind in our sails with another of this album’s late 60s throwback vibes. The Doors-like late 60s cool groove was … Continue reading

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Record Review: Shriekback’s “1000 Books” Anticipates Our Twilight [part 1]

Shriekback: 1000 Books – UK – CD-R [2021] Space In The Blues Unholiness Portobello Head Slowly At First, Then All At One Time Good Disruption Everything Happens So Much Different Story 1000 Different Books Wild World Last spring Shriekback started … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 10]

1988 came and went with only a single from The Blow Monkeys, but “This Is Your Life” was a watershed moment for the band, and not only would it herald the embrace of House Music by the band, it would … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 9]

[…continued from last post] We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one more project that The Blow Monkeys were involved in during 1987 that you might have heard of. An album that sold 37 million copies called the “Dirty Dancing” … Continue reading

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