Tag Archives: 1988

Monk Melts Down: Is There Room For Barry Manilow In The Record Cell?

There are all sorts of anomalies out there that manifest to give me conundrums to chew on. For certain there are those examples of False New Wave [a.k.a. “faking it“] but for every ex-hippie trying to fit into the new … Continue reading

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Is It Time For The 35th Anniversary Of “Let It Bee” Already? Deluxe Remaster Headed Our Way Soon!

Like so many other things these days, we just got wind of something being reissued that we can get behind. The 35th anniversary DLX RM of Voice of the Beehive‘s classic 1st album; now enhanced with plenty of their top … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 13]

[…continued from last post] Next, the album took a fascinating side-trip into downtempo R+B with Go-Go beats predominating. There were only a few surgical licks of rhythm guitar or strings on the darkly named “Sweet Talking Rapist At Home” to … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 12]

[…continued from this post] The failed single, “It Pays To Belong” added the acme of glossy Pop to the album, which would careen all over the road in a potentially fatal mixture of genres during the course of its playback. … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 10]

1988 came and went with only a single from The Blow Monkeys, but “This Is Your Life” was a watershed moment for the band, and not only would it herald the embrace of House Music by the band, it would … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: “Peek-A Boo” Battle

I was over at MyVinylDreams yesterday, and djjedready had posted a Siouxsie + The Banshees 12″ of “Peek-A-Boo” that I wanted to comment on and then it struck me: DEVO had a single with the same title! You don’t suppose…? … Continue reading

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An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 2]

Today we finish up with the interview with Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick. Touching on the late history of that band as well as the group’s concurrent existence as Sparks live and studio band for the first half of the 80s. … Continue reading

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