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Scritti Politti’s Cupid & Psyche 85 (1985)

Dan LeRoy

Dan LeRoy is the Director of Literary Arts at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Vibe, The Village Voice, National Review Online and Alternative Press. Mr. LeRoy is the co-author (with Michael Lipton) of 20 Years of Mountain Stage, a history of the National Public Radio show, and his book The Greatest Music Never Sold will be published by Backbeat in autumn 2007. He is also a contributor to But Prince Don’t Moonwalk, an anthology of music writing to be published in 2008 by Crown/Random House. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...A number of mythological characters with familiar names have stories unfamiliar to many of us. Two such figures are Cupid and Psyche, star-crossed lovers from Greek antiquity. Cupid, sent by a jealous Aphrodite to wound Psyche...

Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth

Michael Blair

Michael Blair grew up in St. Louis and lives in New York. He works at BOMB Magazine and is a founding member of the Hi Fi Snock Uptown collective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joe Bucciero

Joe Bucciero is a writer born in Chicago and based in New York. He helps edit the music zine AdHoc and the journal Blank Forms, and has written for the Quietus, the Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Welsh post-punk band Young Marble Giants released one LP in 1980 and then, like their vanishing portraits on the album’s cover, disappeared. Even though Colossal Youth received positive reviews and sold surprisingly well, Young Marble...
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...Based in Wales, UK, the Young Marble Giants was a post-punk band that, because of their sound’s clear contrast to the punk genre, can arguably be considered to have inspired the later new wave and indie music movements. Guitarist...

The Raincoats' The Raincoats

Jenn Pelly

Jenn Pelly is an editor at Pitchfork. Her work has appeared in SPIN, Nylon, and The Village Voice. She is an alumni of WNYU 89.1 FM, where she hosted The New Afternoon Show and most recently Crucial Chaos. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Brooklyn. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its...

Cold Wave: French Post-Punk Fantasies of Berlin

Mirko M. Hall

Mirko M. Hall is Associate Professor of German Studies and Chair of the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures at Converse College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I am very grateful for the kind permission of Yves Royer (Guerre Froide) and Stéphane Marchi (Little Nemo) to cite their lyrics. Special thanks to musicians Gilbert and Marie-José Deffais, Fabrice Fruchart, and Ron Le Sergent, as well...

The Durutti Column’s The Return of The Durutti Column (1980)

Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw is a Reader in the Department of English at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination (2002) and The Sublime (2006). He writes songs and plays guitar in the group Alberteen: http://www.myspace.com/alberteenmusic href= http://www.myspace.com/alberteenmusic ; target=_blank> http://www.myspace.com/alberteenmusic Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...On a sunny day in June 1980 I sat alone in my Mum’s car, staring at a picture of Ian Curtis on the cover of the NME. I remember the sound of the exhaust ticking over in the heat. Until that moment death had been an entirely abstract affair,...

Paying more close anxious attention to Joy Division

Helen Pleasance

Helen Pleasance is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at York St. John University, UK. Her research interests include contemporary fiction and creative non-fiction in all its forms, especially memoir, biography, true crime and hybrid forms. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It is a Friday in early spring 1984; the last day of my second term at Sussex University. I’m living on campus in a hall of residence. There is a carnival atmosphere among the first years today. Most of the halls will be vacated...

Punk and Hardcore

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In an essay on the ethics and aesthetics of punk, Mark Sinker (1999: 120) invites us to ‘imagine the ensuing centuries of Judeo-Christian moral debate had Moses returned from the mountain carrying not two stone tablets inscribed with five...

U2

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...One of the world’s best-selling music artists in history, as well as the band with the most Grammy Awards (twenty-two), U2 is an Irish alternative rock band, rooted in post-punk, but eventually influenced by aspects of electronic music. Its...

Productive boredom and unproductive labour: Cabaret Voltaire in the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire

Mad Dogs and Englishness : Popular Music and English Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The focus of this chapter is twofold but in each case involves us returning to the 1970s. First, I propose to revisit some theoretical debates that were being conducted at that time from within British Marxism, in relation to certain...