Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 3]

[…continued from previous post] “Because My Heart” began deceptively, with a series of descending, rather jazzy piano triplets before the surprising inclusion of a pedal steel guitar brought the melody to the table for this “after the affair” breakup song … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 2]

[…continued from post before last] It opened with China Crisis’s equivalent of an all-gunsblazing track. I will come right out and declare that I don’t think they have ever cut as fine a song as “Smile [What Kind of Love … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 1]

China Crisis: Autumn In The Neighbourhood UK CD [2015] Smile [What Kind Of Love Is This] Down Here On Earth Autumn In The Neighbourhood Because My Heart Bernard Joy + The Spark Being In Love Fool My Sweet Delight Tell … Continue reading

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Record Review: Wang Chung – Points On The Curve [part 2]

<…continued from previous post> With “Dance Hall Days” breaking into the US Billboard Top 20 at #16, I expected better things from the follow up single, “Don’t Let Go.” I liked it more than the first hit. This was a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Wang Chung – Points On The Curve [part 1]

Wang Chung: Points On The Curve US CD [1984] Dance Hall Days Wait True Love The Waves Look At Me Now Don’t Let Go Even If You Dream Don’t Be My Enemy Devoted Friends Talk It Out My first exposure … Continue reading

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Record Review: Escort

Escort: Escort US CD [2011] Caméleon Chameleon Cocaine Blues Makeover A Sailboat In The Moonlight Why Oh Why Starlight A Bright New Life All Through The Night Love In Indigo Al That She Is Karawane After posting about the Escort show … Continue reading

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Record Review: Dalek i Love You [part 2]

[continued from previous post…] Yesterday we cast an ear towards the original 1983 album. Today, we examine the singles with the bonus tracks that made it onto this DLX RM. Dalek i Love You: Holiday In Disneyland UK 12″ [1982] … Continue reading

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