Tag Archives: 2008

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

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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

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Record Review: Figures On A Beach – “Standing On Ceremony” US DLX RM CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The Art Rock of “A Pagan Gift” followed the astonishing “Elvis’ House.” Proving that this band were more that met my eye. The track was still dance floor friendly, as befit one of the two bands … Continue reading

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Record Review: Figures On A Beach – “Standing On Ceremony” US DLX RM CD [part 1]

Figures On A Beach: Standing On Ceremony – US – DLX RM CD [2008] No Stars The Glamour Of Motion Feel the Mood Angels Working Overtime Rhythm Elvis’ House A Pagan Gift Paris State of Emergency Delirium The Big Top … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe That I Just Found Out About The OTHER Heaven 17…

I was getting ready to write a quick post about Montreal’s technopop titans, Men Without Hats, when during the hasty [yet undeniably real] research portion of my post, I came across some new data that was slightly mind blowing! And … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Monochrome Set – The Independent Singles Collection UK CD [part 4]

The last single we discussed was from 1982 and Cherry Red’s “Eligible Bachelors” album, but from that point to 1986, the band had an album on Blanco Y Negro; and that period was not the purview of this compilation. It … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Monochrome Set – The Independent Singles Collection UK CD [part 2]

The band’s first single made a splash on Rough Trade in 1978. “He’s frank” was all uncomfortable “Dutch” angles over a repetitive guitar figure that coiled and uncoiled throughout the brief song. that only spilled over into indie jangle for … Continue reading

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