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Rip it up and start again : postpunk, 1978-1984
Simon Reynolds
Adult Nonfiction ML3534 .R492 2006

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Introductionp. IX
Prologue: The Unfinished Revolutionp. 1
Part 1 - Postpunkp. 13
1 - Public Image Belongs to Me: John Lydon and PiLp. 15
2 - Autonomy in the U.K.: DIY and the British Independent-Label Movementp. 26
3 - Tribal Revival: The Pop Group and the Slitsp. 41
4 - Militant Entertainment: Gang of Four, the Mekons, and the Leeds Scenep. 54
5 - Uncontrollable Urge: The Industrial Grotesquerie of Pere Ubu and Devop. 70
6 - Living for the Future: Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League, and the Sheffield Scenep. 85
7 - Just Step Sideways: The Fall, Joy Division, and the Manchester Scenep. 103
8 - Industrial Devolution: Throbbing Gristle's Music from the Death Factoryp. 124
9 - Contort Yourself: No Wave New Yorkp. 139
10 - Art Attack: Talking Heads, Wire, and Mission of Burmap. 158
11 - Messthetics: The London Vanguardp. 180
12 - Freak Scene: Cabaret Noir and Theater of Cruelty in Postpunk San Franciscop. 197
13 - Careering: PiL and Postpunk's Peak and Fallp. 212
Part 2 - New Pop and New Rockp. 225
14 - Ghost Dance: 2-Tone and the Ska Resurrectionp. 227
15 - Sex Gang Children: Malcolm McLaren, the Pied Piper of Pantomime Popp. 246
16 - Mutant Disco and Punk Funk: Crosstown Traffic in Early Eighties New York (and Beyond)p. 261
17 - Fun 'n' Frenzy: Postcard Records and the Sound of Young Scotlandp. 280
18 - Electric Dreams: Synthpopp. 296
19 - Play to Win: The Pioneers of New Popp. 315
20 - New Gold Dreams 81-82-83-84: New Pop's Peak, the Second British Invasion of America, and the Rise of MTVp. 332
21 - Dark Things and Glory Boys: The Return of Rock with Goth and the New Psychedeliap. 352
22 - Raiding the Twentieth Century: ZTT, the Art of Noise, and Frakie Goes to Hollywoodp. 370
Afterwordp. 389
Acknowledgmentsp. 400
Indexp. 403

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