Rip It up and Start Again
Originally published: Great Britain : Faber and Faber, 2005
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
From Library Staff
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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