Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: The Passions – Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The prerelease single let us know from the start that The Passions were moving on from their patented echoplexed New Wave guitar sound as typified by the hit “I’m In Love With A German Film Star.” … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Passions – Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [part 1]

The Passions: Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [2019] Jump For Joy The Letter Into Night Small Talk White Lies Cars Driven Fast Love Is Essential Your Friend Hold On Don’t Go Sanctuary Africa Mine I Feel Cheap The Story Tempting … Continue reading

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Record Review: Head Noise – Uber-Fantastique UK CD/DL

Head Noise have followed in the footsteps of Der Plan, who are the only other band who’d perform live with microwave oven headgear! Last spring, Mitchell Tennant, the vocalist of the Welsh New Wave Art/Punk band Head Noise sent me … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 3]

[;continued from last post] That organ sound was also at the forefront of the driving “Got A Lot On My Head” and this time it was joined by squelchy, squirting DEVO-esque synths that lurched throughout the song. In 1979 could … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After the last 90 seconds of “Double Life” chugged away in a static fashion, there was a violent crossfade to a song with a much more frantic tempo. “Shoo Be Doo” was an homage to Suicide; … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 1]

  The Cars: Candy-O DLX RM US CD [2017] Let’s Go Since I Held You It’s All I Can Do Double Life Shoo Be Doo Candy-O Night Spots You Can’t Hold On Too Long Lust For Kicks Got A Lot … Continue reading

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Record Review: Renegade Soundwave – Biting My Nails US CD5

Renegade Soundwave: Biting My Nails US CD5 [1989] Biting My Nails Biting My Nails [instrumental club mix] Cocaine Sex Kray Twins I first heard Renegade Soundwave back in 1987 [I believe] on an episode of the British TV program Snub … Continue reading

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