Category Archives: Record Review

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

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 71]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] There have been a handful of world class OMD songs on the band’s modern albums. Several songs that were absolutely at the top of the stack … Continue reading

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The Dickies + The Queers @ The Grey Eagle, Asheville 6-6-18 [part 2]

[continued from last post] The first song was scuttled by a terrible mix with singer Leonard Graves Phillips inaudible for its duration, but the sound was repaired by the second number. Thank goodness. I suspect Phillips had some monitor problems … Continue reading

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Shock’s Robert Pereno Crafts A Musical Biography With Logan Sky

I recently got the advance word that the perpetually busy synthesist Logan [Visage] Sky was not merely content to issue albums every few months with his musical partner Steven Jones. He was also linking up with a name from the … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review – Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Flaunt It

June 14-23, 2014 Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Flaunt It UK CD [1986] Love Missile F1-11 (Re-Recording Part II) Advertisement: Tempo Magazine Atari Baby Advertisement [false]: Network 21 Sex-Bomb-Boogie Advertisement: Pure Sex Rockit Miss U.S.A. Advertisement [house ad]: The Sputnik Corporation 21st … Continue reading

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“Summer” Remix Sees Simple Minds + Gary Numan Reunited

Simple Minds: Summer [Gary Numan + Ade Fenton Remix] DL [2018] This month I was surprised to see that the third single from “Walk between Worlds” by Simple Minds had been released. In these dark days, this is something I … Continue reading

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Shriekback Ask “Why Anything? Why This?” Today

Shriekback announced a Kickstarter campaign, earlier this year aimed at getting the band onto American stages for the first time in 25 years. The idea was to hit the US stages at roughly the same time as their in-the-works album … Continue reading

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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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