Category Archives: Scots Rock

It does seem that the best bands are Scottish. Why I can’t say. It just is.

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 24]

[…continued from last post] “We Can Win” could have been a track from “Flatlands” from the sound of it. An acoustic folk number with brushed drums and acoustic guitars. But that was a deceptive simplification. Where it more closely reflected … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Record Review, Scots Rock | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 23]

The Blow Monkeys Devil’s Tavern | 2008 4 The best possible way to engage this Monk is to emphasize in-your-face bass playing. What better way to signal the triumphant return of The Blow Monkeys than to give the spotlight to … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA, Scots Rock | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 22]

On November 18, 2007 an email from Dr. Robert’s self-contained record label Fencat, sent out a missive to the Dr. Robert/Blow Monkeys mailing list. The subject line didn’t mince words: “The Blow Monkeys Are Back!” After an 18 year layoff, … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA, Scots Rock | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 21]

[…continued from last post] As the 90s dawned and all of the Classic Rock was out on CD format, the market expanded to allow the first stirrings of 80s nostalgia, and the budget compilation market exploded by the decade’s mid … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA, Scots Rock | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 20]

[…continued from last post] The first Dr. Robert solo album was produced by the artist and licensed to a number of labels for worldwide release in 1994. “Realms Of Gold” was a portrait of an artist coming to grips with … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA, Scots Rock | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 19]

[…continued from last post] Following the flat commercial prospects of the “Springtime For The World” campaign, The Blow Monkeys did the honorable thing and called it a day approximately a decade into their lifespan. Reasoning that the releases were not … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA, Scots Rock, Surviving The 90s | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 18]

[…continued from last post] After the last burst of energy, it was time to dial down the intensity to finish the album. “Fruits of The Earth” was a slice of downtempo House with lead vocals from Bryan Powell. Dr. Robert … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA, Scots Rock | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment