Not a genre I was into at the time but one I have grown to love. Always open to discovering some of the lesser known gems.
A few obvious personal favourites.
Saw ACR with Denise Johnson on vocals late 2019. Probably one of the best gigs I have ever been to.
Went through a major obsession during the first lockdown, and had a go at making a definitive playlist…plenty of grist for the mill here
Post punk much more musically interesting than Punk imo.
Not sure if The Fall are Punk or Post Punk or just The Fall, i’m far from an expert or obsessive but i love these tracks of theirs, the live version of Totally Wired is better than the original imo & MES looks cool as f**k in the vid, i don’t know how to describe ‘Paintwork’, i became a bit obsessed with it a couple of years back, it had a kind of hypnotic effect on me, i still don’t know how he came up with that song & ‘Fit & Working Again’ rattles along, makes me laugh & mentions Alan Minter
I saw them with Denise 2019 too. Very good! Mickey Way still my favourite by ACR
Think James Murphy might have been listening to ‘Do The Du’ just a tad when he made ‘Losing My Edge’
Read this from Simon Reynolds at the start of this year. Provides context, in quite an academic way, to the various scenes interwoven between 1978 and 1984. Worth a read, even if you cherry pick the chapters of interest. It’s got me onto Richard H. Kirk from Cabaret Voltaire, and his subsequent electronic projects.
Back when this kind of thing was really popular I used to play this Westbam remix of that Fad Gadget track:
Can’t find a you tube link but this edit of it is pretty good.
Always had a bit of a soft spot for this one, from 1981 - still have the 12 somewhere, I think
Always loved the New York post punk / disco stuff on Ze Records eg ‘Mutant Disco’
Love this, from Belgium, produced by Martin Hannett
Dinosaur – Kiss Me Again (version) Arthur Russell’s punk-funk masterpiece. David Byrne on lead guitar for all you spotters.
Dinosaur – Kiss Me Again (PABLO AND SHOEY REJIG) – a splendiferous edit
This track is a big favourite of mine;
New album I bought last week falling loosely into this category.