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Index Post-punk

Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities. [1]

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A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio are an English post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

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ABC (band)

ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980.

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Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants were an English rock band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Alternative dance

Alternative dance is a genre that mixes alternative or indie rock with post-disco dance music.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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Alternative TV

Alternative TV (sometimes known as ATV) are an English band formed in London in 1977.

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Ambient music

Ambient music is a genre of music that puts an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm.

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Anarchy in the U.K.

"Anarchy in the U.K." is a song by the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols.

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Anti-corporate activism

Anti-corporate activism holds that the influence of big business corporations is a detriment to the public good and to the democratic process.

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Antonin Artaud

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.

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Appeal to tradition

Appeal to tradition (also known as argumentum ad antiquitatem, appeal to antiquity, or appeal to common practice) is an argument in which a thesis is deemed correct on the basis that it is correlated with some past or present tradition.

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Art of Noise

Art of Noise (also The Art of Noise) were an English avant-garde synth-pop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley.

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Art pop

Art pop (also typeset as art-pop or artpop) is a loosely defined style of pop music influenced by pop art's integration of high and low culture, and which emphasizes the manipulation of signs, style, and gesture over personal expression.

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Art punk

Art punk is a category of punk bands which are arguably more sophisticated than their peers, and go beyond punk's garage rock foundations.

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Art rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist, experimental, or unconventional elements.

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Art school

An art school is an educational institution with a primary focus on the visual arts, including fine art, especially illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, and graphic design.

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Arthur Russell (musician)

Arthur Russell (born Charles Arthur Russell, Jr.; May 21, 1951 – April 4, 1992) was an American cellist, composer, producer, singer, and musician whose work spanned a disparate range of styles.

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Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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Au Pairs

The Au Pairs were a British post-punk band that formed in Birmingham in 1978 and continued until 1983.

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Authenticity in art

Authenticity in art is the different ways in which a work of art or an artistic performance may be considered authentic.

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Avant-funk is a music style in which artists combine funk with an avant-garde or art rock mentality.

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The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.

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Avant-garde music

Avant-garde music is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation or innovation in its field, with the term "avant-garde" implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences.

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Avant-punk is a punk music style characterized by "screeching experimentation," and a term by which critics used to describe the wave of American punk bands from the 1970s.

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Bauhaus (band)

Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Black music

Black music is a term encompassing music produced or inspired by black people, including Sub-Saharan African music traditions and African popular music as well as the music genres of the African diaspora, including Afro-Caribbean music and African American music.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow are an English new wave band, created by manager Malcolm McLaren in 1980.

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Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded <!-- DO NOT CAPITALIZE -->the Beach Boys.

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Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras are an American post-punk band from New York City, formed in 1979.

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Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton, England, in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.

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Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama.

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Cabaret Voltaire (band)

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson.

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Campus radio

Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.

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Carl Wilson (writer)

Carl Wilson is a Canadian music critic who works for The Globe and Mail and started the Zoilus blog.

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Caroline Coon

Caroline Coon (born 1945) is an English artist, journalist and political activist.

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Chairs Missing

Chairs Missing is the second studio album by English rock band Wire.

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Chrome (band)

Chrome is an American rock band founded in San Francisco, California in 1975.

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Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.

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A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.

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Club 57

Club 57 was a nightclub located at 57 St. Mark's Place in the East Village, New York City during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Consonance and dissonance

In music, consonance and dissonance are categorizations of simultaneous or successive sounds.

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Cowpunk (or country punk) is a subgenre of punk rock that began in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and California in the early 1980s.

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Cristina (singer)

Cristina Monet-Palaci (born January 2, 1959), known professionally as Cristina, is an American singer and writer, best known for her new wave recordings made for Ze Records around 1980 in New York.

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Critical theory

Critical theory is a school of thought that stresses the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.

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Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada began circa 1915, and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris.

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Damaged Goods (song)

"Damaged Goods" is the debut single by Gang of Four.

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Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk or funk-punk) is a music genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-punk and new wave movements.

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Dance-rock is a post-disco genre connected with pop rock and post-punk with fewer rhythm and blues influences, originated in the early 1980s, following the mainstream death of punk and disco.

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Dark wave

Dark wave is a music genre that emerged from the new wave and post-punk movement of the late 1970s.

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David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.

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Dennis Bovell

Dennis Bovell (born 22 May 1953)Huey, Steve,, Allmusic.

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Devo (originally) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973.

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Discharge (band)

Discharge are a British musical group formed in 1977 by Terence "Tezz" Roberts and Royston "Rainy" Wainwright.

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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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DIY ethic

DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.

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DNA (American band)

DNA was a band formed in 1978 by guitarist Arto Lindsay and keyboardist Robin Crutchfield.

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Do it yourself

"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.

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The word Dramaturgy, is from the greek δραματουργέιν 'to write a drama'.

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Dub Housing

Dub Housing is the second album by American rock band Pere Ubu.

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Dub music

Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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E.G. Records

E.G. Records was a British artist management company and independent record label, mostly active during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Echo & the Bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978.

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Editors (band)

Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Birmingham.

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Einstürzende Neubauten

Einstürzende Neubauten ("Collapsing New Buildings") is a German industrial band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Electronics in rock music

The use of electronic music technology in rock music coincided with the practical availability of electronic musical instruments and the genre's emergence as a distinct style.

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Entertainment! is the debut album by English post-punk band Gang of Four, released in September 1979.

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Entryism (also referred to as entrism or enterism, or as infiltration) is a political strategy in which an organisation or state encourages its members or supporters to join another, usually larger, organisation in an attempt to expand influence and expand their ideas and program.

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ESG (band)

ESG (Emerald Sapphire & Gold) is an American band formed in the South Bronx in 1978.

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Essential Logic

Essential Logic is an English post-punk band formed in 1978 by saxophonist Lora Logic after leaving X-Ray Spex.

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Experimental rock

Experimental rock (or avant-rock) is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre.

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Extended Play (Cabaret Voltaire EP)

Extended Play is an extended play and the debut release by English industrial band Cabaret Voltaire.

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Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber Limited, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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Factory Records

Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James.

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A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.

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Fast Product

Fast Product was an independent record label, established in Edinburgh by Bob Last and his partner, Hilary Morrison, in December 1977.

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Fear of Music

Fear of Music is the third studio album by American new wave band Talking Heads, released on 3 August 1979 on Sire Records.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Franz Ferdinand (band)

Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.

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Free jazz

Free jazz is an approach to jazz music that was first developed in the 1950s and 60s as musicians attempted to alter, extend, or break down jazz convention, often by discarding fixed chord changes or tempos.

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Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Funk rock

Funk rock is a fusion genre that mixes elements of funk and rock.

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Gang of Four (band)

Gang of Four are an English post-punk group, formed in 1977 in Leeds.

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Garage rock

Garage rock (sometimes called 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals in the last several decades.

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Gary Langan

Gary Michael Langan (born 19 April 1956) is an English engineer, record producer, mixer and musician.

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Gary Numan

Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.

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Geoff Travis

Geoff Travis (born 2 February 1952) is the founder of both Rough Trade Records and the Rough Trade chain of record shops.

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Glam rock

Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.

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Glass Records

Glass Records was a British independent record label which operated from 1981 to 1989, and was resurrecyed in 2015.

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Glenn Branca

Glenn Branca (October 6, 1948 – May 13, 2018) was an American avant-garde composer and guitarist known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series.

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Gothic rock

Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s.

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Green Gartside

Green Gartside (born Paul Julian Strohmeyer, 22 June 1955) is a Welsh musician, and the frontman of the band Scritti Politti.

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Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus (born June 19, 1945) is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic.

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Hegemony (or) is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others.

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Hip hop

Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.

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Hong Kong Garden (song)

"Hong Kong Garden" is a song by the English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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Ian Penman

Ian Penman (born 1959) is a British writer, music journalist, and critic.

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Independent music

Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.

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Independent record label

An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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Indie pop

Indie pop (also typeset as indie-pop or indiepop) is a music genre and subculture that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic in opposition to the style and tone of mainstream pop music.

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Indie rock

Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.

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Industrial music

Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.

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Industrial Records

Industrial Records is a record label established in 1976 by industrial music group and performance artists Throbbing Gristle.

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Interpol (band)

Interpol is an American rock band from New York City.

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J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard (15 November 193019 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Wind from Nowhere (1961) and The Drowned World (1962).

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J. J. Jeczalik

Jonathan Edward Stephen "J.J." Jeczalik (born 11 May 1955) is an electronic musician/record producer, co-founder of the electronic music group, the Art of Noise.

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Jah Wobble

John Joseph Wardle (born 11 August 1958), known by the stage name Jah Wobble, is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer.

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James Chance and the Contortions

James Chance and the Contortions is a musical group led by saxophonist and vocalist James Chance.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist.

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John Foxx

John Foxx (born Dennis Leigh, 26 September 1947) is an English singer, artist, photographer and teacher.

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John Lydon

John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter and musician.

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John Peel

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.

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John Robb (musician)

John David Robb (born 4 May 1961Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Indie & New Wave, Virgin Books,, p. 272-3 in Fleetwood, Lancashire) is an English music journalist and singer.

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Jon Savage

Jon Savage (born Jonathan Malcolm Sage; 2 September 1953 in Paddington, London) is an English writer, broadcaster and music journalist, best known for his history of the Sex Pistols and punk music, England's Dreaming, published in 1991.

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Josef K (band)

Josef K were a Scottish post-punk band, active between 1979 and 1982, who released singles on the Postcard Records label.

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Joy Division

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.

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Julian Cope

Julian David Cope (born 21 October 1957) is an English musician, author, antiquarian, musicologist, poet and cultural commentator. Originally coming to prominence in 1978 as the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band the Teardrop Explodes, he has followed a solo career since 1983 and worked on musical side projects such as Queen Elizabeth, Brain Donor and Black Sheep. Cope is also an author on Neolithic culture, publishing The Modern Antiquarian in 1998, and an outspoken political and cultural activist with a noted and public interest in occultism and paganism. He has written two volumes of autobiography; Head-On (1994) and Repossessed (1999); two volumes of archaeology; The Modern Antiquarian (1998) and The Megalithic European (2004); and three volumes of musicology; Krautrocksampler (1995), Japrocksampler (2007); and Copendium: A Guide to the Musical Underground (2012).

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Keith Haring

Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

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Keith Levene

Julian Keith Levene (born 18 July 1957 in Muswell Hill, London) is an English musician.

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Killing Joke

Killing Joke is an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England.

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Krautrock (also called " ", cosmic music") is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the late 1960s.

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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002.

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Left-wing politics

Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.

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Liquid Liquid

Liquid Liquid are an American no wave and dance-punk group, originally active from 1980 to 1983.

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List of industrial regions

Industrial region or industrial area refers to a region with extremely dense industry.

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List of post-punk bands

The following is a list of post-punk bands.

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Literary modernism

Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a very self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction.

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux

Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux (16 December 1956 – 20 April 2004) was a French musician, singer-songwriter, composer, actress, writer and painter.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Love (band)

Love is an American rock group that was most prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan or Downtown New York, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in the City of New York, which itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624, at a point which now constitutes the present-day Financial District.

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Luc Sante

Luc Sante (born 25 May 1954, Verviers, Belgium) is a writer and critic.

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Magazine (band)

Magazine were an English post-punk band active from 1977 to 1981, then again from 2009 to 2011.

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Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way.

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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.

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Mars (band)

Mars was a New York City rock band formed in 1975 when China Burg (née Constance Burg; a.k.a. Lucy Hamilton) (guitar, vocals) and artist Nancy Arlen (drums) brought Mark Cunningham (bass) and vocalist Sumner Crane together to talk about music.

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Martin Hannett

James Martin Hannett (31 May 1948 – 18 April 1991), initially credited as Martin Zero, was an English record producer and an original partner/director at Tony Wilson's Factory Records.

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Melody Maker

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.

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Metal Box

Metal Box is the second album by Public Image Ltd, released by Virgin Records on 23 November 1979.

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Michael Holman (filmmaker)

Michael Holman is an artist, writer, avant-garde musician, hip hop impresario and filmmaker as well as Early 1980s, Downtown Scene "subculturalist" best known as the screenwriter of the film, "Basquiat," directed by Julian Schnabel and released by Miramax Films, host of the short-lived hip hop music program Graffiti Rock and a founding member, along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, of the experimental rock band Gray.

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Midwestern United States

The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").

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Mission of Burma

Mission of Burma is an American post-punk band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1979.

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Modern art

Modern art includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the styles and philosophy of the art produced during that era.

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Modernity, a topic in the humanities and social sciences, is both a historical period (the modern era), as well as the ensemble of particular socio-cultural norms, attitudes and practices that arose in the wake of Renaissance, in the "Age of Reason" of 17th-century thought and the 18th-century "Enlightenment".

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Mojo (magazine)

Mojo is a popular music magazine published initially by Emap, and since January 2008 by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom.

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MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.

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Mudd Club

The Mudd Club was a nightclub in the TriBeCa area of New York City, USA, that operated from 1978 to 1983 as a venue for underground music and counterculture events.

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Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content.

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Musique concrète

Musique concrète (meaning "concrete music")" problem for any translator of an academic work in French is that the language is relatively abstract and theoretical compared to English; one might even say that the mode of thinking itself tends to be more schematic, with a readiness to see material for study in terms of highly abstract dualisms and correlations, which on occasion does not sit easily with the perhaps more pragmatic English language.

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Mute Records

Mute Records (simply known and stylized as mute) is a British independent record label owned and founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller.

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MX-80 (also known as MX-80 Sound) is an American eclectic art-rock band founded in 1974 in Bloomington, Indiana by guitarist Bruce Anderson.

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Neo-psychedelia is a genre of psychedelic music that originated in the 1970s as an outgrowth of the British post-punk scene, also called acid punk.

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Neue Deutsche Welle

Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW,, "New German Wave") is a genre of West German rock music originally derived from post-punk and new wave music with electronic influences.

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New Pop

New Pop was a British-centric pop music movement consisting of ambitious, DIY-minded artists who achieved commercial success in the early 1980s through sources such as MTV.

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New Romantic

The New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s.

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New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Nicholas Lezard

Nicholas Lezard is an English journalist and literary critic.

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Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress.

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Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.

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New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.

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No New York

No New York is a compilation album released in 1978 by record label Antilles under the curation of producer Brian Eno.

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No wave

No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City.

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Noise music

Noise music is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context.

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Noise rock

Noise rock (sometimes called noise punk) is a diverse style of experimental rock employing noise music elements, which spun off from punk rock in the 1980s.

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Oppression can refer to an authoritarian regime controlling its citizens via state control of politics, the monetary system, media, and the military; denying people any meaningful human or civil rights; and terrorizing the populace through harsh, unjust punishment, and a hidden network of obsequious informants reporting to a vicious secret police force.

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Orange Juice (band)

Orange Juice was a Scottish post-punk band founded in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden as the Nu-Sonics in 1976.

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In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently at the same pitch.

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Paste (magazine)

Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States by Wolfgang's Vault.

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Paul Haig

Paul Haig (born 4 September 1960)Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate,, p. 386-7 is a Scottish indie musician, singer and songwriter.

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Paul Morley

Paul Robert Morley (born 26 March 1957) is an English music journalist.

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A pejorative (also called a derogatory term, a slur, a term of abuse, or a term of disparagement) is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative connotation or a low opinion of someone or something, showing a lack of respect for someone or something.

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Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu is an American rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975.

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Performance art

Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.

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Pitchfork (website)

Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.

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Political radicalism

The term political radicalism (in political science known as radicalism) denotes political principles focused on altering social structures through revolutionary or other means and changing value systems in fundamental ways.

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In politics, populism refers to a range of approaches which emphasise the role of "the people" and often juxtapose this group against "the elite".

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Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock.

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Post-punk revival

Post-punk revival (also known as "new wave revival", "garage rock revival"J. Stuessy and S. D. Lipscomb, Rock and roll: its History and Stylistic Development (London: Pearson Prentice Hall, 5th edn., 2006),, p. 451. or "new rock revolution") is a genre of alternative rock and indie rock that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, inspired by the original sounds and aesthetics of garage rock of the 1960s and new wave and post-punk of the 1980s.

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Post-rock is a form of experimental rock characterized by use of rock instruments primarily to explore textures and timbre rather than traditional song structure, chords or riffs.

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Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.

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Progressive music

Progressive music is music that subverts genre and results in the expansion of stylistic boundaries.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Psychedelic rock

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.

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Public Image (song)

"Public Image" is a song by Public Image Ltd.

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Public Image Ltd

Public Image Ltd (abbreviated as PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), guitarist Keith Levene, bassist Jah Wobble, and drummer Jim Walker.

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Punk ideologies

Punk ideologies are a group of varied social and political beliefs associated with the punk subculture and punk rock.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Punk rock in Australia

Australian musicians played and recorded some of the earliest punk rock.

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Punk subculture

Punk subculture includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashion, and other forms of expression, visual art, dance, literature and film.

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Radio 4 (band)

Radio 4 were an American dance-punk band based in Brooklyn, New York.

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Record label

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Recording studio as musical instrument

The use of recording studios as a distinct musical instrument or compositional tool began in the early to mid 20th-century, as composers started exploiting the newfound potentials of multitrack recording.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Rhys Chatham

Rhys Chatham (born September 19, 1952) is an American composer, guitarist, trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist (flutes in C, alto and bass, keyboard), primarily active in avant-garde and minimalist music.

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Rip It Up (Orange Juice song)

"Rip It Up" was a 1983 single by Scottish post-punk band Orange Juice.

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Rip It Up and Start Again

Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984 is a book by Simon Reynolds on the post-punk musical genre and era.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Rock's Backpages

Rock's Backpages is an online archive of music journalism, sourced from freelance contributions to the music and mainstream press from the 1950s to the present day.

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Rockism and poptimism

Rockism is the belief in the superiority of certain rock music values, which often results in discrimination and prejudice against other forms of popular music.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Rough Trade Records

Rough Trade Records is an independent record label based in London, England.

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Roxy Music

Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by the Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside.

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Sean O'Hagan (journalist)

Sean O'Hagan is an Irish writer for The Guardian and The Observer, his specialty being photography.

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Second British Invasion

The Second British Invasion refers to music acts from the United Kingdom that became popular in the United States from the middle of 1982 into late 1986, primarily due to the cable music channel MTV.

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Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975.

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Shot by Both Sides

"Shot by Both Sides" is a song written by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley, and performed by the English post-punk band Magazine.

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band, formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin.

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Situationist International

The Situationist International (SI) was an international organization of social revolutionaries made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, prominent in Europe from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972.

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Social alienation

Social alienation is "a condition in social relationships reflected by a low degree of integration or common values and a high degree of distance or isolation between individuals, or between an individual and a group of people in a community or work environment".

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Socialist Worker

Socialist Worker is the name of a number of newspapers currently or formerly associated with the International Socialist Tendency (IST).

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Soft Cell

Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.

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Soft Skull Press

Soft Skull Press is an independent book publisher founded by Sander Hicks in 1992, and run by Richard Eoin Nash from 2001 to 2009, and Denise Oswald from 2009 to 2010.

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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981.

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Sounds (magazine)

Sounds was a UK weekly pop/rock music newspaper, published from 10 October 1970 to 6 April 1991.

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Spiral Scratch (EP)

Spiral Scratch is an EP and the debut release by English punk rock band Buzzcocks.

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Steve Lillywhite

Stephen Alan Lillywhite, CBE (born 15 March 1955) is an English record producer.

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A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.

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Suicide (band)

Suicide was an American musical duo intermittently active between 1970 and 2016, composed of vocalist Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev.

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Swans (band)

Swans are an American experimental rock band formed in 1982 by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira.

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Syd Barrett

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

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Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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Talking Heads

Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.

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Tape recorder

An audio tape recorder, tape deck, or tape machine is an audio storage device that records and plays back sounds, including articulated voices, usually using magnetic tape, either wound on a reel or in a cassette, for storage.

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Teenage Jesus and the Jerks

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks were an influential American no wave band, based in New York City, who formed part of the city's no wave movement.

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Television (band)

Television is an American rock band from New York City formed in 1973.

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The 13th Floor Elevators

The 13th Floor Elevators were an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland.

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The A.V. Club

The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.

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The Associates (band)

The Associates (also just Associates) were a Scottish rock band, formed in Dundee in 1979 by singer Billy Mackenzie and guitarist Alan Rankine.

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The B-52's

The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American rock band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976.

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Birthday Party (band)

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.

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The Cure

The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.

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The Desperate Bicycles

The Desperate Bicycles were an English punk band who released a series of independent recordings in the late 1970s and inspired many other bands to do likewise.

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The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums.

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The Durutti Column

The Durutti Column are an English post-punk band formed in 1978 in Manchester, England.

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The Fall (band)

The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

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The Godz (New York band)

The Godz were a New York City based avant-noise psychedelic band that originally existed from 1966 to 1973.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Human League

The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977.

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The Lounge Lizards

The Lounge Lizards were an eclectic musical group founded by saxophonist John Lurie and his brother, pianist Evan Lurie, in 1978.

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The Membranes

The Membranes are a post-punk band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1977, the initial line-up being John Robb (bass guitar), Mark Tilton (guitar), Martyn Critchley (vocals) and Martin Kelly (drums).

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The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily is the daily student newspaper of the University of Michigan.

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The Monks

The Monks, referred to by the name monks on record sleeves, were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, West Germany in 1964.

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The Pop Group

The Pop Group are an English band formed in Bristol in 1977 by vocalist Mark Stewart, guitarist John Waddington, bassist Simon Underwood, guitarist/saxophonist Gareth Sager, and drummer Bruce Smith.

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The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in London in February 1977.

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The Raincoats

The Raincoats are a British post-punk and experimental rock band.

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The Raincoats (album)

The Raincoats is the debut studio album by English rock band the Raincoats.

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The Rapture (band)

The Rapture were a rock band from New York City, formed in 1998.

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The Residents

The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works.

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The Scream (album)

The Scream is the debut studio album by British alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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The Slits

The Slits were a British punk rock band formed in London in 1976 by members of the groups The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators.

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The Sound (band)

The Sound were an English post-punk band, formed in South London in 1979 and dissolved in 1988.

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The Strokes

The Strokes are an American rock band from New York City.

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The Teardrop Explodes

The Teardrop Explodes were an English post-punk/neo-psychedelic band formed in Liverpool in 1978.

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965).

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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Theatre of Cruelty

The Theatre of Cruelty (Théâtre de la Cruauté, also Théâtre cruel) is a form of theatre originally developed by avant-garde French playwright, essayist, and theorist Henry Becque.

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Theoretical Girls

Theoretical Girls were a New York-based no wave band formed by Glenn Branca and Jeff Lohn (a conceptual artist and composer) that existed from 1977 to 1981.

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This Heat

This Heat were an English experimental rock band, formed in early 1976 in Camberwell, London by multi-instrumentalists Charles Bullen (guitar, clarinet, viola, vocals, tapes), Charles Hayward (drums, keyboards, vocals, tapes) and Gareth Williams (keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals, tapes).

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Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle were an English music and visual arts group, officially formed on 3 September 1975 in Kingston upon Hull.

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Tony Wilson

Anthony Howard "Tony" Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007) was an English record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC.

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Transgressive fiction

Transgressive fiction is a genre of literature which focuses on characters who feel confined by the norms and expectations of society and who break free of those confines in unusual or illicit ways.

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Tuxedomoon is an experimental, post-punk, new wave band from San Francisco, California, United States.

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Twee pop

Twee pop is a subgenre of indie pop that originates from the 1986 NME compilation C86.

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.

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UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England.

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Ultra (music)

Ultra was a Dutch post-punk movement of the early 1980s.

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University of Michigan Press

The University of Michigan Press is part of Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan Library.

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Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures is the debut studio album by English rock band Joy Division, released on 15 June 1979 on Tony Wilson's Factory Records label.

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Visage (band)

Visage were a British synthpop band, formed in London in 1978.

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White noise

In signal processing, white noise is a random signal having equal intensity at different frequencies, giving it a constant power spectral density.

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William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and visual artist.

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Wire (band)

Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar) and Robert Gotobed (drums).

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World music

World music (also called global music or international music) is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the globe, which includes many genres including some forms of Western music represented by folk music, as well as selected forms of ethnic music, indigenous music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as ethnic music and Western popular music, intermingle.

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XTC were an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972 and active until 2006.

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ZE Records

ZE Records was originally a New York-based record label, started in 1978 by Michael Zilkha and Michel Esteban.

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154 (album)

154 is the third album by the English post-punk band Wire, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) on EMI imprint Harvest Records in the UK and Europe and Warner Bros. Records in America.

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23 Skidoo (band)

23 Skidoo are a British band playing a fusion of industrial, post-punk, funk, and world music.

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4AD is a British independent record label, founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1980.

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