Typical isn’t it… you wait ages for a Dr Robert album and then two come along at once. The head Blow Monkey’s collection of new material ,‘Flutes and Bones’ is out this week as is ‘Acoustic Blow Monkeys’, a stripped down set of selected tunes from his band’s back catalogue.
Dr Robert’s (aka Robert Howard) ability and ambition as a songwriter and soulful singer have never been in doubt, as any fan will tell you. Sadly though, neither his solo efforts nor those of the recently reformed Blow Monkeys have troubled the charts in years. These two albums might not serve to reverse the trend but they will definitely keep the good doctor’s devotees happy.