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Monday, August 16, 2010

MONKEY PAW B/W DISCONNECTION


by Map of the World


STIGMATA RECORDS
004
1984
STEREO


KHALID HANIFI - GUITAR, VOCALS, BACKING VOCALS
SOPHIA HANIFI - VOCALS, BACKING VOCALS, PERCUSSION
MICHAEL STANDER - BASS GUITAR





SIDE A:



MONKEY PAW 3:17

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SIDE B:



DISCONNECTION 3:20

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Editor's note: fairly pedestrian stuff as far as the 80s goes but a nice little 45 nonetheless. Moody pop/rock with catchy hooks and solid direction. Too bad the disc has heavy scratches in the middle of each side and subsequent skips which I tried to fix with weights to no avail. This brother/sister based trio came out of Ann Arbor and both are still active in various projects with Khalid having some minor and minor major success. I could find nothing on the bassist and you probably won't be able to either. Oh yeah, I checked on eBay and some of their stuff is available if you wanted to check them out further.

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