Category Archives: Record Review

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

Record Review: The Cage Featuring Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do 12

The Cage Featuring Nona Hendryx: Do What You Wanna Do US 12″ [1982] Do What You Wanna Do [long ver.] Do What You Wanna Do [dub ver.] The Slammer It was over three years ago when I came across the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Slow Children – President Am I US Promo 12″

Pal Shazar + Andrew Chinich in promo Last month I was in a record store and found a US Promo 12″ single from Slow Children. I first heard them on RCA’s great 1981 compilation album “Blitz,” and I wasted no … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bill Nelson – The Love That Whirls [Diary of A Thinking Heart] [part 2]

[continued from last post] Two of the three B-sides from the “Eros Arriving” 2×7″ were next in the program. “Flesh” was the odd man out in this context, since the frenetic, angular New Wave clearly belonged to the previous two … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Bitter-Sweet

I’ve been lax on the Bryan Ferry front for the last few years. My wife got me “Frantic” and “Avonmore” as gifts and I really liked them. “Frantic” had a great casual feel that Ferry usually hammered down nine ways … Continue reading

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2018 – The Year In Buying Music [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Though the amount spent was the most since 2011, the amount of music was by far the most ever since going back to keeping records in 2010. The distance between the cost point and the number … Continue reading

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Record Review: Barry Andrews – Lost Pop Songs 78-80

Barry Andrews: Lost Pop Songs 78-80 UK CD [2018] Rossmore Road Win a Night Out (with a well-known paranoiac) Freak Me and My Mate Can Sing Mousetrap Bring On The Alligators Sargasso Bar Feeding Time Muscle & Movement Opposite Way … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangebass, Or: How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Kajagoogoo

Kajagoogoo. The very name alone could strike scorn in the hearts of the staunchest rock critic. They were cotton candy boys with cotton candy hair, and cotton candy tunes. They first appeared as an appendage to the media monster that … Continue reading

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