Morphing Into A Music Blog (1)
A recommended 'on this day in post-punk history' blog, The Post Punk Progressive Pop Party, is my new daily must read.
A labour of love, where someone does all the labour, and I can supply the love and admiration from afar, it's for all of us who wanted our Simon Reynolds 'Rip It Up And Start Again' in digestible bite size chunks. (I came away from that book as 1 Angry Man, mimicing Henry Fonda, with Devo & Pere Ubu placed on trial . . . Cleveland was going down for a 25 stretch.)
Love the wee snippets of history, and my misbegotten nostalgia is kicking into overdrive with the record sleeves lovingly uploaded but come on lads, where's the mp3s for sampling purposes? Grainy YouTube clips are vastly overrated unless it's for a lost classic that you foolishly passed onto some smirking wanker in Notting Hill Gate's Record and Music Exchange about 9 years ago for the price of a hot bagel and butter. (The wanker rubbed salted butter into the wounds by immediately playing the CD on the shop's sound system at full blast. Never found that track again on vinyl, Cd or mp3.)
That blog is just screaming out for its daily posts to be piggybacked with mp3s placed on this blog . . . for sampling purposes, of course . . . but I'll leave it for now.
In the meantime, a few links to posts of interest from the blog:
Wah! - The Story Of The Blues The Jam - This Is The Modern World M - Pop Musik Theatre Of Hate - Original Sin The Pretenders - I Go To Sleep ABC - Tears Are Not Enough Heaven 17 - Let Me Go A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (I Had A Photograph Of You) The Associates - The Affectionate Punch The Undertones - Teenage Kicks The Ramones - The Ramones Lene Lovich - A New Toy
Beats Dead Socialist Watch any day of the week.