Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 Simon Reynolds

Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

Author: Simon Reynolds
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Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984
Simon Reynolds
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Simon ReynoldsPublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 01/01/2006ISBN: 9780143036722Pages: 416Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/16/2006 pg. 50Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2006 pg. 77Library Journal 02/15/2006 pg. 118New York Times 03/05/2006 pg. 6

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