Tag Archives: 2002

Want List: Sparks Release DLX RMs Of Their Dazzling 21st Century Canon

We just got the email from the Sparks mailing list today with the great news that the first three of Sparks 21st Century reissue program has begun today with the first three of the seven titles out today with well … Continue reading

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The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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The Long Tail Of Billy MacKenzie [part 6]

Part 6: Five Years… From 2001 to 2006 brought our ears a positive deluge of Billy MacKenzie music in the for of archival issues, compilations, and reissues. In 2001, Paul Haig’s Rhythm of Life label dropped another new album of … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Fandom In The Aftermath: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times [part 5]

Part 5: Death As A Career Move… The next seven or eight years following Billy’s death saw all manner of his recordings get a release from various labels and concerns. While MacKenzie was gone and would no longer create music … Continue reading

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Cherry Red Unleashes BSOG [Boxed Set Of God…] From The Revillos

Fall down the Visage DLX RM rabbit hole, miss a few lunch hours due to extenuating circumstances, and the world… she keeps on spinning. At least three weeks ago commenter Nick A dropped me a line to let me know that … 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 When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 1]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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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 8]

Following the insular release of “Code Blue,” [there was never a copy sold anywhere but in Australia/New Zealand] the band lineup that had stabilized around guitarist Bob Kretschmer, Andy Qunta, et. al. for several years of success splintered. I thought … Continue reading

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