Wednesday, August 15, 2007



info on Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84 by Simon Reynolds

Punk's raw power rejuvenated rock, but by summer 1977 it had become a parody of itself. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84 is a celebration of what happened next--bands like Joy Division, Gang of Four, Wire, Contortions, Talking Heads, The Fall, Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League--who dedicated themselves to fulfilling punk's unfinished musical revolution. Based on over 125 interviews, Rip It Up offers a panoramic survey of the seven year period following punk, taking in everything from PIL to ABC to SST to ZTT, and dealing with genres including industrial, 2-Tone, synthpop, and goth.

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Contents Page of the UK edition

Introduction

Author's Note

PROLOGUE: THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION


PART ONE: POSTPUNK


1/ PUBLIC IMAGE BELONGS TO ME: John Lydon and PiL

Public Image Ltd

2/ OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING: Howard Devoto and Vic Godard

Buzzcocks. Magazine. Subway Sect.

3/ FEAR AND LOATHING IN OHIO: Pere Ubu, Devo and the Cleveland-Akron scene

Pere Ubu. Devo.

4/ CONTORT YOURSELF: No Wave New York

James Chance and the Contortions. Suicide. Lydia Lunch. DNA. Mars. Lounge Lizards.

5/ TRIBAL REVIVAL: The Pop Group and The Slits

The Pop Group. Alternative TV. The Slits. New Age Steppers. Rip Rip & Panic.

6/ AUTONOMY IN THE U.K.: Independent Labels and the DIY movement

New Hormones. Fast Product. Factory. Rough Trade. Cherry Red. Desperate Bicyles. Thomas Leer. The Normal. Mute. Swell Maps.

7/ MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT: Gang of Four and The Leeds Scene

Gang of Four. The Mekons. Delta 5. Au Pairs.

8/ ART ATTACK: Talking Heads and Wire
Talking Heads. David Byrne & Brian Eno. Wire. Dome.

9/ LIVING FOR THE FUTURE: Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League and the Sheffield Scene

Cabaret Voltaire. The Future/Human League.

10/ JUST STEP SIDEWAYS: The Fall, Joy Division and the Manchester Scene

The Fall. Joy Division. Martin Hannett. The Passage. Factory Records. A Certain Ratio. Durutti Column.

11/ MESSTHETICS: The London vanguard

Scritti Politti. LMC. Flying Lizards. This Heat. Rough Trade. The Raincoats. The Red Krayola. Young Marble Giants. John Peel.

12/ INDUSTRIAL DEVOLUTION: Throbbing Gristle’s Music from the Death Factory

Throbbing Gristle. Whitehouse. Nurse With Wound. Clock DVA. 23 Skidoo.

13/ FREAK SCENE: San Francisco

The Residents. Tuxedomoon. Factrix. Chrome. The Sleepers. Flipper.

14/ CAREERING: PiL and Postpunk’s Peak and Fall

Public Image Ltd.



PART TWO: NEW POP AND NEW ROCK


15/ GHOST DANCE: 2-Tone and the Ska Resurrection

The Specials. Madness. The Beat. The Selecter. Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

16/ SEX GANG CHILDREN: Malcolm McLaren, the Pied Piper of Pantomime Pop

Bow Wow Wow. Adam and the Ants.

17/ ELECTRIC DREAMS: Synthpop

Human League. Gary Numan. Ultravox. John Foxx. Visage. Spandau Ballet. Martin Rushent. Soft Cell. Japan. DAF.

18/ FUN ’N’ FRENZY: Postcard Records and the Sound of Young Scotland

Orange Juice. Josef K. The Fire Engines. The Associates.


19/ PLAY TO WIN: The Pioneers of New Pop

Scritti Politti. Heaven 17. Trevor Horn. ABC.


20/ MUTANT DISCO AND PUNK-FUNK: Crosstown Traffic in early Eighties New York (and Beyond…)[an oral history]
B-52s. Pylon. Club 57. Mudd Club. Jean-Michel Basquiat. ZE Records. Kid Creole & The Coconuts. Was (Not Was). Material. 99 Records. Bush Tetras. ESG. Liquid Liquid. A Certain Ratio. New Order. Arthur Baker. Sonic Youth.


21/ NEW GOLD DREAMS 81-82-83-84: The Peak and Fall of New Pop
The Associates. Altered Images. Simple Minds. Haircut 100. Orange Juice. Duran Duran. Eurythmics. Thompson Twins. Wham!. Culture Club. ABC. Human League. Scritti Politti.


22/ DARK THINGS: Goth and the Return of Rock
Bauhaus. Siouxsie & The Banshees. The Cure. The Birthday Party. Killing Joke. Virgin Prunes. Theatre of Hate. Sisters of Mercy. Southern Death Cult.


23/ GLORY BOYS: Liverpool, New Psychedelia, and the Big Music

Echo & The Bunnymen. Wah! Heat. The Teardrop Explodes. The Blue Orchids. Big Country. Simple Minds. U2.

24/ THE BLASTING CONCEPT: Progressive Punk from SST Records to Mission of Burma

SST Records. Black Flag. The Minutemen. Husker Du. Mission of Burma. Meat Puppets.

25/ CONFORM TO DEFORM: The Second-Wave Industrial Infiltrators

Psychic TV. Cabaret Voltaire. Coil. Foetus. Einsturzende Neubauten. Test Dept. Swans. Depeche Mode.

26/ RAIDING THE 20TH CENTURY: ZTT and Frankiemania

Malcolm McLaren. Trevor Horn. The Art of Noise. Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Propaganda. Grace Jones.


AFTERCHAPTER

Appendix: MTV and the Second British Invasion

Bibliography

POSTPUNK TIMELINE

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Contents Page of US edition

[nb chapter sequence differs from the UK one for reasons of narrative flow]


Introduction

Prologue: The Unfinished Revolution

1/ PUBLIC IMAGE BELONGS TO ME: John Lydon and PiL

2/ AUTONOMY IN THE U.K: DIY and the British Independent Label

3/ TRIBAL REVIVAL: The Pop Group and The Slits

4/ MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT: Gang of Four and The Leeds Scene

5/ UNCONTROLLABLE URGE: the Industrial Grotesquerie of Pere Ubu

6/ LIVING FOR THE FUTURE: Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League and the

7/ JUST STEP SIDEWAYS: The Fall, Joy Division and the Manchester Scene

8/ INDUSTRIAL DEVOLUTION: Throbbing Gristle, Nurse with wound, Whitehouse, Clock DVA, 23 Skidoo

9/ CONTORT YOURSELF: No Wave New York

10/ ART ATTACK: Talking Heads, Wire, and Mission of Burma

11/ MESSTHETICS: The London vanguard (Scritti, Flying Lizards, This Heat, young Marble Giants, Raincoats, DIY, John Peel)

12/ FREAK SCENE: San Francisco -- Tuxedomoon, Chrome, Residents, Flipper, Factrix etc

13/ CAREERING: PiL and Postpunk’s Peak and Fall

14/ GHOST DANCE: 2-Tone and the Ska Resurrection

15/ SEX GANG CHILDREN: Malcolm McLaren, Adam and Ants, Bow Wow Wow etc

16/ MUTANT DISCO AND PUNK-FUNK [a written chapter, not an oral history unlike UK]
B-52s. Pylon. Club 57. Mudd Club. Jean-Michel Basquiat. ZE Records. Kid Creole & The Coconuts. Was (Not Was). Material. 99 Records. Bush Tetras. ESG. Liquid Liquid. A Certain Ratio. New Order. Arthur Baker. Sonic Youth.

17/ ELECTRIC DREAMS: Synthpop -- human league, gary numan, Japan, soft cell, DAF etc

18/ FUN ’N’ FRENZY: Postcard Records and the Sound of Young Scotland

19/ PLAY TO WIN: The Pioneers of New Pop -- ABC, Scritti, Heaven 17

20/ NEW GOLD DREAMS 81-82-83-84: New Pop’s Peak, the Second British Invasion, and the Rise of MTV
The Associates. Altered Images. Simple Minds. Haircut 100. Orange Juice. Duran Duran. Eurythmics. Thompson Twins. Wham!. Culture Club. ABC. Human League. Scritti Politti.


21/ DARK THINGS AND GLORY BOYS: Goth, the New Psychedelia, and the Return of Rock
-- Siouxsie and Banshees, Killing Joke, The Cult, Sisters of Mercy -- Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, Blue Orchids etc

22/ RAIDING THE 20TH CENTURY: ZTT, The Art of Noise, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood

AFTERCHAPTER

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE UK AND US EDITIONS

* the chapter sequence is different from the UK version

* three chapters are cut for reasons of space: the Devoto/Subway Sect chapter; the Conform to Deform Second Wave of Industrial chapter; and the SST/Blasting Concept chapter

* two chapters compressed into one for reasons of space, the Goth chapter and the Glory Boys/Big Music chapter

* Timeline is absent for reason of space

* in the US edition, the Appendix on MTV and the Second British Invasion is folded into the chapter on New Pop's peak

* no illustrations in the US edition

* the Mutant Disco chapter is written up as proper historical prose in the US edition, as opposed to the oral history in the UK edition

* no bibliography in the US edition

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