Rip It up and Start Again Postpunk 1978-1984

ISBN-10: 0143036726

ISBN-13: 9780143036722

Edition: 2006

Authors: Simon Reynolds

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Rip It Up and Start Againis the first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds celebrates the futurist spirit of such bands as Joy Division, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, and Devo, which resulted in endless innovations in music, lyrics, performance, and style and continued into the early eighties with the video-savvy synth- pop of groups such as Human League, Depeche Mode, and Soft Cell, whose success coincided with the rise of MTV. Full of insight and anecdote and populated by charismatic characters, Rip It Upre-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Prologue: The Unfinished Revolution
Postpunk
Public Image Belongs to Me: John Lydon and PiL
Autonomy in the U.K.: DIY and the British Independent-Label Movement
Tribal Revival: The Pop Group and the Slits
Militant Entertainment: Gang of Four, the Mekons, and the Leeds Scene
Uncontrollable Urge: The Industrial Grotesquerie of Pere Ubu and Devo
Living for the Future: Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League, and the Sheffield Scene
Just Step Sideways: The Fall, Joy Division, and the Manchester Scene
Industrial Devolution: Throbbing Gristle's Music from the Death Factory
Contort Yourself: No Wave New York
Art Attack: Talking Heads, Wire, and Mission of Burma
Messthetics: The London Vanguard
Freak Scene: Cabaret Noir and Theater of Cruelty in Postpunk San Francisco
Careering: PiL and Postpunk's Peak and Fall
New Pop and New Rock
Ghost Dance: 2-Tone and the Ska Resurrection
Sex Gang Children: Malcolm McLaren, the Pied Piper of Pantomime Pop
Mutant Disco and Punk Funk: Crosstown Traffic in Early Eighties New York (and Beyond)
Fun 'n' Frenzy: Postcard Records and the Sound of Young Scotland
Electric Dreams: Synthpop
Play to Win: The Pioneers of New Pop
New Gold Dreams 81-82-83-84: New Pop's Peak, the Second British Invasion of America, and the Rise of MTV
Dark Things and Glory Boys: The Return of Rock with Goth and the New Psychedelia
Raiding the Twentieth Century: ZTT, the Art of Noise, and Frakie Goes to Hollywood
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Index
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