Thursday, June 24, 2010

Folk-Punk: God's Little Monkeys - New Maps of Hell


Some people consider much of punk rock just cruder, less-developed heavy metal but to me a lot of the best punk sounds like amped-up, sped-up, riled-up folk music.

God's Little Monkeys were another eighties English band that followed The Pogues back to the pubs of yore.



GLM sound a bit more old-fashioned than The Pogues, what with their skiffle licks, those Country & Western tunes and their raising-the-red-flag lyrics but they're just as much fun.


New Maps of Hell link is in the comments
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    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4mloftidojn

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  2. Ooh... that's a treat - I'd completely forgotten how good GLM were. :-)

    Thanks!!!

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  3. CallPastorJerkfaceJune 24, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    GLM sound like a kick-ass 'Peg City Folk Fest band. I think I remember seeing their name on the bill some decades ago.

    And that album cover would have totally worked for any number of thrash/crossover bands circa 87'

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  4. Thanks for God's Little Monkeys - great little album. I am also looking for "Malcolm's Interview', another version of the band. They may have taken their name from a play I once appeared in (amateur (very)) called "Little Malcolm and His Terrible Struggle Against The Eunuchs", but i may be wrong about that.

    Hope you find a copy and share it with us.

    Joe.

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    1. Hi there ... I have a fully signed copy of the Malcolm's Interview 12" single "You Don't Listen". Let me know if you are interested. I'm at HATFIELD68 at hotmail dot co dot uk.

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    2. I can't get the email address to work please reply to: musicruinedmylife@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for God's Little Monkeys - great little album. I am also looking for "Malcolm's Interview', another version of the band. They may have taken their name from a play I once appeared in (amateur (very)) called "Little Malcolm and His Terrible Struggle Against The Eunuchs", but i may be wrong about that.

    Hope you find a copy and share it with us.

    Joe.

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  6. Richard
    They await a re-discovery.

    CPJ
    Amen on the cover and I believe both MI and GLM played Winnipeg.

    Joe
    I think the name came from a caption in a Punch magazine cartoon - either way both names aren't terribly good.

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  7. man this is just lvoely music. thanks

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  8. I've never heard of this band, and the embedded clip sounds excellent! I'm going to pull down the album, listen to it, and send you many thanks and blessings upon your soul.

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  9. Peej
    I should have some more GLM up soon and maybe one day I'll find the Malcolm's Interview!

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  10. Malcolm's Interview recorded some of their demos at my little 8 track studio in East Yorkshire in the mid 80's. I remember they were the first band to come in and spend half a day tuning the drums to the Bass guitar to match them to the key of the songs. Jon is a very talented guitarist.

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  11. Thanks for that perfect little vignette. I should like to hear those demos one day...

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