Following the success of his book Rip It Up And Start Again, which analysed in no little detail the acts that have made post-punk what it is today, Simon Reynolds has compiled a companion record. Taking the same name as the book, the compilation will be available on May 15th.
'Cos y'all love this shit, here's a tracklisting:
THE FALL 'Fiery Jack'
DEVO (pictured) 'Praying Hands'
PULSALLAMA 'The Devil Lives In My Husband’s Body'
CABERAT VOLTAIRE 'Sluggin’ For Jesus Part 1'
JOSEF K 'Sense Of Guilt'
SCRITTI POLITTI 'PAs'
THE SLITS 'Spend Spend Spend'
FATAL MICROBES 'Violence Grows'
ROBERT WYATT 'Grass'
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES 'Slowdive'
THE RAINCOATS 'Only Loved At Night'
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS 'Choci Loni'
THE HUMAN LEAGUE 'Dancevision'
THOMAS LEER 'Tight As A Drum'
THE ASSOCIATES 'White Car In Germany'
THE B52’S 'Give Me Back My Man'
JOHN COOPER CLARKE 'Beasley Street'
THE SPECIALS 'Friday Night, Saturday Morning'
HEAVEN 17 'I’m Your Money'
THE BLUE ORCHIDS 'Dumb Magician'
Tis released through the good people of V2.