Category Archives: Rock GPA

Wherein we examine a complete canon of an artist, and rate it, album by album, on a 4.0 G.P.A. scale.

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 37]

[…continued from last post] The Blow Monkeys are perhaps not the band that many would associate with me or my stated tastes. Post-Punk? Really, I’d only call their debut album as one that would fit that description. And even then, … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 36]

[…continued from last post] I loved the echoey synth riff that heralded “Earthbound” with the strings easing in underneath that. The slow tempo gave us plenty of time to absorb all of the fine detail employed here. The juxtaposition of … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 35]

[…continued from last post] I should have known that by this time that The Blow Monkeys had plenty of fuel in their tanks! As if the previous eleven albums hadn’t made it fully apparent! I had seen an interview with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 34]

[…continued from last post] In the year following “The Wild River,” we first heard of a project Dr. Robert was throwing himself into that was very different to The Blow Monkeys. Minks Road Social was a collective project in the … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 33]

[…continued from last post] Languid tremolo guitar and delicate strings personified the summery Soul vibe of “Fortune’s Wheel.” The spoken middle eight from Dr. Robert shared the spotlight with the buttery sax of Neville Henry and all was well with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 32]

[…continued from this post] Dr. Robert had promised an album that got back to their Soul roots following as Pop/Rock and album as they had ever made and the first of his solo albums in nearly a decade. The sleeve … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 31]

[…continued from last post] 2016 brought unexpected news; Dr. Robert was planing on making a solo album. His first since The Blow Monkeys regrouped back in 2008. Like the last Blow Monkeys album, “Out There” was also crowdsourced on Pledge … Continue reading

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