Tag Archives: The Tourists

Second Record Show In As Many Months Delivers Exactly To Expectations

A month ago I went to a record show and even as I was walking out of that one, I was aware that there would be another one on November 2nd! Years may pass between record shows in my sleepy … 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 When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 1]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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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Annie Lennox [part 1]

In yesterday’s post, I alluded to something that needed to get out. How awful Eurythmics became in just a single album, without warning. My journey spanned the gap from being an Annie Lennox early adopter and avid collector to not … Continue reading

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Book Week – Matteo Torcinovich: Outside The Lines; Lost Photographs Of Punk & New Wave’s Most Iconic Albums

Today’s book was something I found remaindered last year that was an immediate hands-down “buy this book!” moment. Exceedingly rare are the volumes that I have bought instead of sold off in the last 20 years,but this one was strongly … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: The Tourists – Reality Effect

The Tourists were revealed to me via their video for their New Wave cover version of “I Only Want To Be With You” on the proto-MTV weekly series, Rockworld. I was immediately smitten by the excellent synthetic backbeat the track … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Tourists – Don’t Say I Told You So

The Tourists: Don’t Say I Told You So UK 7″ [1980] Don’t Say I Told You So Strange Sky This single was the final single by the ill-starred New Wave combo The Tourists. I first became alerted to their manifold … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: The Tourists – The Tourists + [REVO 008]

The Tourists: The Tourists UK LP [1979] Blind Among The Flowers Save Me Fools Paradise Can’t Stop Laughing Don’t Get Left Behind Another English Day Deadly Kiss Ain’t No Room The Loneliest Man In The World Useless Duration Of Time … Continue reading

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