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

If you follow indie music, it’s hard to miss the term ‘Post Punk’ getting casually thrown around by record labels and reviewers. It’s evoked whenever a new release has a passing similarity to Post Punk era cornerstone acts such as Joy Division, The Fall, or PiL. To be sure, a growing crop of new artists takes direct inspiration from Post Punk era music, but for the most part, the term itself, remains enigmatic, defying simple explanation.

Nathan McKinney
Swans: Sacrifice And Transcendence - The Oral History by Nick Soulsby
Swans: Sacrifice And Transcendence - The Oral History by Nick Soulsby
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Swans: Sacrifice And Transcendence - The Oral History by Nick Soulsby

Rock bios can be a dodgy prospect. Many are horribly written. Others are based more on gossip than fact. Sometimes the biographer is little more than an embittered soul with an axe to grind. There are, of course, many notable exceptions. Paul Trynka’s bios on David Bowie and Iggy Pop are exemplary. Sylvie Simmons’ I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen is not only definitive but one of the finest and most well-written bios I’ve ever read, period.

Kevin Orton
Hotel #4 - Partisan Hotel/Caldo Verde Records
Hotel #4 - Partisan Hotel/Caldo Verde Records
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Hotel #4 - Partisan Hotel/Caldo Verde Records

James Weiskittel
Terry Burrows with Daniel Miller - Mute: A Visual Document From 1978 To Tomorrow
Terry Burrows with Daniel Miller - Mute: A Visual Document From 1978 To Tomorrow
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Terry Burrows with Daniel Miller - Mute: A Visual Document From 1978 To Tomorrow

Jeff Penczak
Hit So Hard - Patty Schemel
Hit So Hard - Patty Schemel
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Hit So Hard - Patty Schemel

Mark Moody
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Turn Up the Strobe: The KLF, The Jams, The Timelords, A History

Joseph Majsterski
Workbook - by Walter Biggins & Daniel Crouch
Workbook - by Walter Biggins & Daniel Crouch
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Workbook - by Walter Biggins & Daniel Crouch

D R Pautsch
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Mark Lanegan - I Am The Wolf

Nathan Fidler
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Fearless - The Making of Post Rock by Jeanette Leech

Jeff Penczak
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Lonely Boy - Tales From a Sex Pistol - Steve Jones

Rob Jones
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Thurston Moore - We Sing A New Language by Nick Soulsby

D R Pautsch
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John Blaney - Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We're Doing

Jeff Penczak