Rip it Up and Start Again


Despite having rejuvenated rock, by the summer of 1977 punk had become a parody of itself. This book looks at what happened next, with the emergence of post-punk bands such as PiL, Joy Division, Talking Heads, The Fall and The Human League.

ISBN: 9780571215706 Author: Reynolds, Simon Publisher: Faber and Faber Publication Date: 2nd February 2006 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 782.42166 (edition:22) Pages: 577 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

In this, the first book to take a big-picture view of the entire post punk period, acclaimed author and music journalist Simon Reynolds recreates a time of tremendous urgency and idealism in pop music.

Full of anecdote and insight, and featuring the likes of Joy Division, The Fall, Pere Ubu, PiL and Talking Heads, Rip It Up And Start Again stands as one of the most inspired and inspiring books on popular music ever written.

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