Rip It Up and Start Again

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Rip It Up and Start Again

Postpunk 1978-1984

By Siimon Reynolds

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143036722, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2006

Rip It Up and Start Again is the first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds celebrates the futurist spirit of such bands as Joy Division, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, and Devo, which resulted in endless innovations in music, lyrics, performance, and style and continued into the early eighties with the video-savvy synth-pop of groups such as Human League, Depeche Mode, and Soft Cell, whose success coincided with the rise of MTV. Full of insight and anecdotes and populated by charismatic characters, Rip It Up and Start Againre-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music.

About the Author
Siimon Reynolds is a writer and advertising executive living in Australia. A longtime fan of Warren Buffett, Reynolds collected these quotations from a variety of sources, added the headings, and arranged their order of presentation for this volume . At the end of this book you will find Mr. Reynolds's interpretation of Buffett's basic rules of investing.

Praise For Rip It Up and Start Again

"Shed[s] dazzling light on a neglected era of music. The definitive word on the subject." —The Times, London

"Anyone who claims to have read five better books about pop is mad, or a liar." —The Guardian, London