Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Anderson maintained her usual sprechgesang vocals that were closer to narration; leaving the melodic singing to the trio of Dolette McDonald, Michelle Cobbs, and Brenda Nelson. When Anderson says “and the little girls sing” before the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak [part 1]

 Laurie Anderson: Mister Heartbreak US CD [1984] Sharkey’s Day Langue D’Amour Gravity’s Angel Kokoku Excellent Birds Blue Lagoon Sharkey’s Night I was certainly sensitive to Laurie Anderson’s move from the art world to the dirty business of “rock and roll.” … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Young Person’s Guide To – DEVO Live

July 10, 2013 Devo: The Warner Bros. Music Show US Promo LP [1980] Whip It Snowball It’s Not Right Girl U Want Planet Earth S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) Secret Agent Man Blockhead Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Be Stiff Gates Of Steel … Continue reading

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Record Review: Boomtown Rats – House On Fire

The Boomtown Rats: House On Fire UK 12″ [1982] House On Fire [Dub Mix] Europe Looked Ugly I don’t quite know what happened with The Boomtown Rats. They were one of the first New Wave acts from the UK I … Continue reading

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Record Review: Duran Duran – My Own Way

Duran Duran: My Own Way UK 7″ [1981] My Own Way [7″ version] Like An Angel I was an early convert to the church of Double Duran [R.I.P. J.J.Jackson]. My friend chasinvictoria initially sent me a tape letter in 1981 … Continue reading

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Record Review: Harmonia – Musik Von Harmonia

Harmonia: Musik Von Harmonia GER CD [2015] Watussi Sehr Kosmicsch Sonnenschein Dino Ohrwurm Ahoi! Veterano Hausmusik This had been an album that I had wanted for several years recently, after hearing about it on the past blogs of my friend, … Continue reading

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Record Review: PiL – The Flowers Of Romance [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] The other song I heard on the radio was the frankly awesome “Banging The Door.” It began with a very Wobbly bass  line that got half a measure to itself before the thunderdrums of Atkins began … Continue reading

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