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

Record Review: The Chameleons – “What Does Anything Mean? Basically” UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Was there ever a Post-Punk title more appropriate than “Looking Inwardly?” The music, more than lived up to the promise in such a moniker with cascades of drums and guitars building to powerful crescendos as Burgess, … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Chameleons – “What Does Anything Mean? Basically” UK CD [part 1]

Silence, Sea And Sky Perfume Garden Intrigue In Tangiers Return Of The Roughnecks Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In) On The Beach Looking Inwardly One Flesh P.S. Goodbye In Shreds Nostalgia I first heard The Chameleons on college … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Vapors – “New Clear Days”

I’m trying to remember exactly when and where I first heard The Vapors. I can distinctly remember seeing the video for “Turning Japanese” on the syndicated music video clip show “Rockworld.” But had I heard it on the radio prior? … Continue reading

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Jan Linton + Matthew Seligman Have A Dazzling New EP In “King Hong”

As we discussed the new Steven Jones + Logan Sky album yesterday, where Jan Linton enhanced the program on several tracks with his stellar eBow stylings [as well as his Zhongruan playing], it seemed like the perfect time to catch … Continue reading

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Steve Jones + Logan Sky Take “European Lovers” To A New Level of Ecstacy

It was in the summer of 2019 when we last got an album from Jones + Sky. At the time, I felt that they had reached a new plateau of sophistication and stylish verve. They had begun their pivot from … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “Streetplayer” was a very hardy track, since it went under the remix knife here and laughed off all attempts to drive it off the rails with the new elements woven into its sturdy DNA. French sound … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 10]

[…continued from last post] Finally, Face 3 had one track which was only in this boxed set. “Something In Your Picture [Alternative Album Mix].” The mix had subtly differing balances and slightly different rhythms and synth touches. The backing vocals … Continue reading

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