Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: New Wave Hits Of the 80s – Just Can’t Get Enough Vol. 7

Various Artists: New Wave Hits of the 80s – Just Can’t Get Enough Vol. 7 US CD [1994] Haircut 100: Favourite Shirts [Boy Meets Girl] Josie Gotton: He Could Be The One The Blasters: I’m Shakin’ Split Enz: Six Months … Continue reading

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Record Review: Big Pig – Bonk

I must have seen Big Pig on MTV at some point, though their US would-be hit, “Breakaway” was never played to the full extent that it deserved. Not by a long shot! I first heard that song and from that … Continue reading

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Record Review: Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue 12

Eddy Grant was a performer who seemingly came out of nowhere to have a huge, platinum hit with “Electric Avenue” in 1983. Of course, we didn’t know it at the time but he had a career of over 15 years … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cage Featuring Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do 12

The Cage Featuring Nona Hendryx: Do What You Wanna Do US 12″ [1982] Do What You Wanna Do [long ver.] Do What You Wanna Do [dub ver.] The Slammer It was over three years ago when I came across the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Slow Children – President Am I US Promo 12″

Pal Shazar + Andrew Chinich in promo Last month I was in a record store and found a US Promo 12″ single from Slow Children. I first heard them on RCA’s great 1981 compilation album “Blitz,” and I wasted no … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bill Nelson – The Love That Whirls [Diary of A Thinking Heart] [part 2]

[continued from last post] Two of the three B-sides from the “Eros Arriving” 2×7″ were next in the program. “Flesh” was the odd man out in this context, since the frenetic, angular New Wave clearly belonged to the previous two … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Bitter-Sweet

I’ve been lax on the Bryan Ferry front for the last few years. My wife got me “Frantic” and “Avonmore” as gifts and I really liked them. “Frantic” had a great casual feel that Ferry usually hammered down nine ways … Continue reading

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