Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thieves Of Fire

Yes, and here we go again. Another summer tenpack, this time featuring nothing but British postpunk from the late seventies and early eighties. Arguably one of the most interesting periods in the history of pop music, as creativity was running rampant and boundaries were few.

Fall head honcho Mark E. Smith tells it like it is, with a nod to the summer of love:
"Stuck peanuts in my hair, and all the leaves are brown...
I'll be part of the music scene, envy of the choosy set, part of the music scare..."

Instant hits all of them, albeit in a parallel - and better - world. If you like what you hear and haven´t read it yet, head over to your local bookshoppe and pick up Rip It Up And Start Again by Simon Reynolds, a most inspiring standardwork on the postpunk genre.

The Fall - Music Scene MP3
Magazine - Back To Nature MP3
Cabaret Voltaire - Do The Mussolini (Headkick) MP3
Slits - Instant Hit MP3
The Pop Group - Thief Of Fire MP3
A Certain Ratio - Choir MP3
Young Marble Giants - Wurlitzer Jukebox MP3
Gang Of Four - Armalite Rifle MP3
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business MP3
Basement 5 - Heavy Traffic MP3

1 comment:

The Disappeared said...

Anyone who can The Fall, ACR, Magazine and the Young Marble Giants in a single playlist has my vote.
Genius, mate.

JeremyS / The Disappeared