Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: Bill Nelson’s Red Noise – Sound On Sound US CD

Bill Nelson’s Red Noise: Sound On Sound US CD [1989] Don’t Touch Me [I’m Electric] For Young Moderrns Stop/Go/Stop Furniture Music Radar In My Heart Stay Young Out Of Touch A Better Home In The Phantom Zone Substitute Flesh The … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Countess Of Fife – Live EP CD5

Last month The Countess Of Fife; the new band formed by Fay Fife and Lord Mcdowall released a new live 4-track EP and Duncan from the comments secured a copy of the CD for each of us, and I reciprocated … Continue reading

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Green Gartside of Scritti Politti Resurfaces With Solo Single After 14 Year Lull

Green Gartside: Tangled Man UK 7″ [2020] Tangled Man Wishing Well Good gravy! I received an email from the Scritti Politti mailing list last Friday morning, and to put it in perspective, this may have been the fifth such email … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Duran Duran – Notorious

In 1983, Duran Duran became one of the most popular bands on the planet. They were actually referred to as the Fab Five for a rare time. Following the inevitable live album of their “couldn’t hear the band for the … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: The Stranglers – Aural Sculpture

After five years on United Artists Records and a vibrantly successful career, The Stranglers, managed to leave their first label with an all-time best seller in “Golden Brown.” This left them in the enviable position of a bidding war by … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Elvis Costello + The Attractions – Punch The Clock

They proliferated like mushrooms in the pomp of mid-80s productions as the Serious Eighties got underway and swept the last vestiges of the Post-Punk experimentation of the late 70s off of the music map. I suppose we can lay the … Continue reading

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Fay Fife Of Rezillos/Revillos Makes Her Own Kind Of Music As The Countess of Fife

As a big fan of The Rezillos/The Revillos, I was pleased to see that Fay Fife had recently struck out on another project of her own, The Countess of Fife. Their first three songs were Bandcamp releases that came in … Continue reading

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