Rip It up and Start Again

Postpunk 1978-1984
Reynolds, Simon (Book - 2006)
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Rip It up and Start Again

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Rip It Up and Start Again is 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 anecdotes and populated by charismatic characters, Rip It Up and Start Again re-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music.
Authors: Reynolds, Simon, 1963-
Title: Rip it up and start again
postpunk 1978-1984
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Characteristics: xii, 416 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Simon Reynolds
Notes: Includes index
Originally published: Great Britain : Faber and Faber, 2005
Contents: I: 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
II: 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 dream 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 Frankie goes to Hollywood
ISBN: 0143036726
Branch Call Number: 781.66 R465r 2006
Subject Headings: Punk rock music History and criticism Rock music 1981-1990 History and criticism Rock music 1971-1980 History and criticism
Topical Term: Punk rock music
Rock music
Rock music
LCCN: 2005049348
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Told from the postpunk frontlines, Rip It Up and Start Again re-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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