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  • Totally Wiredby Simon Reynolds

    Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    With his critically acclaimed Rip It Up and Start Again , renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds applied a unique understanding to an entire generation of musicians working in the wake of punk rock. Spawning artists as singular as Talking Heads, Joy Division, The Specials, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Gang of Four, and Devo, postpunk achieved new... more...

  • Rip it Up and Start Againby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 15.44

    'A fantastic tribute to an amazingly creative musical period . . . An instant pop classic, worthy of a place on your shelves beside the handful of music books that really matter.' John McTernan, Scotland on Sunday Punk revitalized rock in the mid-seventies, but the movement soon degenerated into self-parody. Rip It Up and Start Again is the... more...

  • Bring the Noiseby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.53

    An anthology of writings spanning Simon Reynolds's extraordinary career as a music writer, Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture. Bring the Noise juxtaposes the voices of many of rock and rap's most provocative artists - Morrissey, Public Enemy,... more...

  • Totally Wiredby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.80

    From the author of the bestselling postpunk history Rip It Up and Start Again comes Totally Wired , a companion book of conversations with the brilliant minds who made the late seventies and early eighties such a creative era for radical music and alternative culture. Totally Wired features thirty-two interviews with postpunk's most innovative... more...

  • Retromaniaby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.53

    We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the... more...

  • Bring the Noiseby Simon Reynolds

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artistsMorrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radioheadwith Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...

  • Energy Flashby Simon Reynolds

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Ecstasy did for house music what LSD did for psychedelic rock. Now, in Energy Flash , journalist Simon Reynolds offers a revved-up and passionate inside chronicle of how MDMA (ecstasy?) and MIDI (the basis for electronica) together spawned the unique rave culture of the 1990s. England, Germany, and Holland began tinkering with imported Detroit techno... more...

  • UK Post-Punkby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 2.71

    UK Post-Punk is a selection of five essays that represents Simon Reynolds's astute and thought-provoking commentary on the musical fallout of the punk explosion. Diversity is the watchword, with groups as stylistically varied as PiL, Joy Division and the Specials tackling the new musical terrain that had opened up. Often highly political - both overtly... more...

  • Energy Flashby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.17

    Twenty-five years since acid house and Ecstasy revolutionized pop culture, Simon Reynolds's landmark rave history Energy Flash has been expanded and updated to cover twenty-first-century developments like dubstep and EDM's recent takeover of America. Author of the acclaimed postpunk history Rip It Up and Start Again , Reynolds became a rave convert... more...

  • Generation Ecstasyby Simon Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed out. A celebration of rave's quest for the perfect beat definitive chronicle of rave culture and electronic dance music. more...