Tag Archives: 2007

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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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

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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

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Want List: Fac 461 Volume Catalogs Factory Record Design

Back in 2007 there was a coffee table book devoted to the complete design output of Factory Records called “Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album,” as published by Thames + Hudson as compiled and written by Matthew Robertson. I put … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review – The Nails – Mood Swing DLX RM US CD

June 17, 2015 The Nails: Mood Swing DLX RM US CD [2007] Every Time I Touch You Dark Brown 88 Lines About 44 Women Home of The Brave Let It All Hang Out Mood Swing Phantom Heart Juanita Juanita She … 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 When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 1]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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30 Days: 30 Albums | Nick Lowe – At My Age

I finally managed to nab another of the scant Nick Lowe albums in the used bins where I stretch what little of my music buying dollar I have. I now own a less-than-impressive four Nick Lowe albums. One from his … Continue reading

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