Category Archives: Record Review

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

Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The wizened chestnut “Gloomy Sunday” was perhaps the outlier to the band’s early days as a cabaret act who played working man’s clubs. The appearance of the Hungarian standard from the Thirties would be the only … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 1]

Last week, the 40th Anniversary boxed set for Associates sumptuously heady “Sulk” arrived in my mail box and I’ve not yet been able to get past disc one, but we aim to dive deep into this classic right now, in … Continue reading

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Record Review: Robert Fripp – “League Of Gentlemen” US LP [part 2]

[…continued from last post] One of the most astonishing songs here, “Eye Needles,” was built on urgent tick-tock rhythms played furiously on keys that had Fripp soloing with a shower of double picked notes before hanging back to beefier chords … Continue reading

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Record Review: Robert Fripp – “League Of Gentlemen” US LP [part 1]

Robert Fripp’s “Drive To 1981” culminated in a trio of albums for that most significant year. The first out of the box was perhaps the most surprising of the Fripp albums of that period. “The League Of Gentlemen” was a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Propaganda – “Wishful Thinking” UK DLX RM CD [part 2]

My entrée to the world of Propaganda had been their 12″ single of “Duel;” one of the most vivid examples of the Hegelian dialectic between the Apollonian and the Dionysian rendered into song. The same song as performed and arranged … Continue reading

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Record Review: Propaganda – “Wishful Thinking” UK DLX RM CD [part 1]

Propaganda: Wishful Thinking DLX RM – UK – CD [2012] Abuse 3:30 Machined 6:54 Laughed! 8:54 Loving 0:47 Jewelled 7:44 Loved 6:43 Abuse 4:18 Thought 2:38 Strength To Dream (Outtake 04.02.84) 2:29 p:Machinery (The Beta Wraparound) 10:47 The Murder Of … Continue reading

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Want List: Classix Nouveaux – The Liberty Recordings 1981 – 1983 UK Box

Commenter JT opened a can of worm s yesterday with his citing of Classix Nouveaux as perhaps the quintessential New Romantic band. I remember reading about them when their eponymous album was released in America in 1981. I also recall … Continue reading

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