Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: Talking Heads:77 [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Side one of the album ended with, what was for me, the key song on the album. “No Compassion” certainly lived up to its title, and if taken at face value, definitely points to Byrne having a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Talking Heads:77 [part 1]

Talking Heads:77 US CD [1986] Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town New Feeling Tentative Decisions Happy Day Who Is It? No Compassion The Book I Read Don’t Worry About The Government First Week / Last Week… Carefree Psycho Killer Pulled Up … Continue reading

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Record Review: New Order – Touched By The Hand Of God

New Order: Touched By The Hand Of God UK CD5 [1987] Touched By The Hand of God [Twelve inch mix] – 7:04 Confusion [Dub 1987] – 5:23 Temptation [Original Mix] – 7:01 This was a single that seemed to come … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cramps – Eyeball In My Martini

The Cramps: Eyeball In My Martini UK CD5 [1991] Eyeball In My Martini I Wanna Get In Your Pants Wilder Wilder, Faster Faster I always kept up with The Cramps singles as their B-sides could be simply amazing. The singles … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Psychedelic Furs [US version – part 2]

[…continued from last post] The next song on the album was the one I’d heard the seven inch edit of earlier. The album version of “Sister Europe” had another minute and a quarter to sprawl luxuriantly. The hypnotic sax by Duncan … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Psychedelic Furs [US version – part 1]

The Psychedelic Furs: The Psychedelic Furs US LP [1980] India Sister Europe Susan’s Strange Fall We Love You Soap Commercial Imitation Of Christ Pulse Wedding Song Flowers I had been primed for the debut album by The Psychedelic Furs due … Continue reading

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Record Review: Malcolm McLaren – Carmen

Malcolm McLaren: Carmen UK 12′ [1984] Carmen [L’Oiseau Rebelle] Death Of Butterfly[Tu Tu Piccolo] Carmen [L’Oiseau Rebelle] [Instrumental Remix] I’ll admit to being an admirer of Malcolm McLaren, though it took me quite a while to come to that conclusion. … Continue reading

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