Category Archives: Those First Impressions

That First Taste Of Transvision Vamp On A Freebie Record Mirror EP

There I was. Minding my own business in the late 80s. Trying to get some nourishment from the thin gruel of the UK music scene of the time, when during one of my weekly MTV sessions during 120 Minutes [all … Continue reading

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My Tragically Late Recognition of Associates Changed Everything [part 2]

Part 2: The EPIPHANY… As we was in said last post, I had many opportunities to be exposed to both Billy MacKenzie and The Associates and I was curiously deaf to the evidence. Nothing clicked for me. Until that fateful … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Has Been Gone For 25 Years Now… [part 1]

Part 1: My STUPID YEARS… Where does the time go? It feels like he just died last month. I can remember the awful pit in my stomach when I discovered, somehow, on the internet [which in 1997, I only had … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 2]

The Blow Monkeys: Live Today, Love Tomorrow – UK – 7″ [1981] Live Today, Love Tomorrow In Cold Blood Every story begins with a first step and the one that matters here is the one that happened when Robert Howard … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: Tiger Lily – Ain’t Misbehavin’ UK 7″

I almost can’t believe that I have never written about this debut single, but today’s the day to put that to rest! The fact of the matter was that for every truly stunning band that leapt fully formed, as if … Continue reading

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Scooped! When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 1]

For anyone reading this who hasn’t been hanging around for nine years or more, I took the name Post-Punk Monk for blogging when my friend saw an elaborate boxed set of god® that I had made. He likened the one-man … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: Visage Debut Single

Visage: Tar UK 7″ [1979] Tar [7″ version] Frequency 7 With a dive into the 7 disc CDX edition of the Visage “Wild Life” compilation/box looming large in the very near future, I felt that it was imperative to make this … Continue reading

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