Monday, March 06, 2006

Simon Reynolds New Post-Punk Book

Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84
Simon Reynolds' new book will be of interest to most of the people who hit this site---for more information, check out http://www.simonreynolds.net


"Punk's raw power rejuvenated rock, but by summer 1977 it had become a parody of itself. is a celebration of what happened next--bands like Joy Division, Gang of Four, Wire, Contortions, Talking Heads, The Fall, Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League--who dedicated themselves to fulfilling punk's unfinished musical revolution. Based on over 125 interviews, Rip It Up offers a panoramic survey of the seven year period following punk, taking in everything from PIL to ABC to SST to ZTT, and dealing with genres including industrial, 2-Tone, synthpop, and goth. "