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Shriekback Spit In The Eye Of The Zeitgeist With Extroverted “Bowlahoola” [part 2]

[…continued from last post] As a seasoned Shriekback listener I should know better, but the cowbell that “The Wolfman Whinesplains” had dashed all expectation to attain a groove much closer to War’s “Low Rider” than anything ever issued from Barry … Continue reading

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Shriekback Spit In The Eye Of The Zeitgeist With Extroverted “Bowlahoola” [part 1]

Shriekback: Bowlahoola – UK – CD [2022] The last Shriekback album, “1000 Books” was a bit pensive following the defiant extroversion of “Why Anything, Why This? ” and “Some Kinds of Light.” “Bowlahoola” comes practically a year on the dot … Continue reading

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That Next Shriekback Album Is Right On Time…And I Didn’t Even Know The Train Was Running!

Gloryoski! I was keeping my head down, minding my own huge stack of affairs threatening to rain down on my head yesterday morning when I received a communique from the Shriekback mailing list. Apparently idle hands are still the Devil’s … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 36]

[…continued from last post] I loved the echoey synth riff that heralded “Earthbound” with the strings easing in underneath that. The slow tempo gave us plenty of time to absorb all of the fine detail employed here. The juxtaposition of … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 35]

[…continued from last post] I should have known that by this time that The Blow Monkeys had plenty of fuel in their tanks! As if the previous eleven albums hadn’t made it fully apparent! I had seen an interview with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 33]

[…continued from last post] Languid tremolo guitar and delicate strings personified the summery Soul vibe of “Fortune’s Wheel.” The spoken middle eight from Dr. Robert shared the spotlight with the buttery sax of Neville Henry and all was well with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 32]

[…continued from this post] Dr. Robert had promised an album that got back to their Soul roots following as Pop/Rock and album as they had ever made and the first of his solo albums in nearly a decade. The sleeve … Continue reading

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