This week we catch up with another one of our favourite books….what has now become the Bible of the the Post Punk era ‘Rip It Up And Start Again’ written by Simon Reynolds.
Quite a few of our mixes have already covered this period, certainly the ‘Post Punk’ playlist’s and a lot of the ‘On/Off’ & even a few of the ‘INCHXINCH’ series, at least in style.
So in an attempt to not repeat too much we have a lovely little selection of some of our favourite tunes, a couple of the late John Peels favourite’s and hopefully a few, the author would approve? and then 1 or 2 we just couldn’t leave out, so sit back….enjoy fellow post-punksters!
1 A Certain Ratio-Do The Du
2 The Au Pairs-Love Song
4 Manicured Noise-Faith
5 The Pop Group-Snowgirl
6 Alternative TV-Splitting In Two
7 The Cravats-Precinct
8 The Cure-10:15 Saturday Night
9 The Prefects-Things In General
10 The Notsensibles-Death To Disco
11 Adam & The Ants-Plastic Surgery
12 Public Image Ltd-Socialist
13 The Slits-Difficult Fun
14 The Fall-Futures And Pasts
15 Tiller Boys-Big Noise From The Jungle
16 Spizz Energy-Where’s Captain Kirk?
17 Fatal Microbes-Violence Grows
18 Killing Joke-Pssyche
19 Wire-106 Beats That
20 23 Skidoo-Vegas El Bandito
21 Scritti Politti-Lions After Slumber
22 The Cravats-Tears In The Machine
23 The Raincoats-Shouting Out Loud
“I’ve read this book a couple of times now, and dipped into it at least a million times! Without doubt, along with the recently reviewed ‘Bass Culture’ – the most important playlist of our youth”
“Back in the day we used to call everything that wasn’t Punk ‘New Wave’
“Of course we thought we knew it all back then…