Category Archives: Record Review

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

REDUX: Corn-Fed New Wave: Figures On A Beach, The Early Years

February 20, 2014 Ten days ago, commenter Rob C made an eloquent defense of Detroit’s Figures On A Beach and little did he know, but his words were only a portion of the FOAB event horizon that I find myself … Continue reading

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Record Review: Simple Minds – Walk Between Worlds [pt 1]

It’s been released ever since February 2, 2018. It’s been in house for almost six weeks, since I had to wait for the pre-order to arrive from abroad. If I were capable of extending the massive Simple Minds Rock G.P.A. … Continue reading

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Sacre Bleu! Steven Jones + Logan Sky Release “Hans + Lieselotte” Just 4 Months After “Corrupt State”

I certainly did not expect this one coming so swiftly on the heels of “Corrupt State,” by Steven Jones + Logan Sky, one of my favorite releases of last year, but just four months later and we already have a … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 12]

[…continued from this post] So… we return to the OMD Rock G.P.A.® thread, abandoned over a month ago for a seemingly endless series of concert reviews, some travel, some illness, lunch hours cut to the bone to make up time … Continue reading

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REDUX: Mayan Drums – The Luxuriant Return Of Gina X

February 18, 2014 Austra + Gina X: Mayan Drums UK 12″ [2013] Mayan Drums (Original) Mayan Drums (Instrumental) Mayan Drums (Vocal) Mayan Drums (Zeus B. Held Voice Versa Remix) Mayan Drums (Doldrums Remix) Mayan Drums (Hervé Retro Dark Dub) Back … Continue reading

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REDUX: …But What About The Fixx?

February 3, 2014 Today at the gym I heard a new song finally enter into the satellite radio 80s CHR playlist; usually a welcome happening. The track was “Saved By Zero” and it got me thinking about The Fixx. That … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 10]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] “Sealand” was an austere epic for this band. Faint boatwhistle synths  with Malcolm Holmes sturdy, unaffected heart beat rhythm while mournful organ chords … Continue reading

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