[TypicalGirls] rip it up and start again
dina8 at cox.net
Wed Mar 15 17:11:11 EST 2006
To answer the question posed, the "new" (at least for Americans) Reynolds book is a page turner. TG content includes discussion of: The Slits, The Raincoats, Delta 5, Siouxsie + Banshees, Bush Tetras, Au Pairs, Talking Heads, Altered Images, Young Marble Giants, Lydia Lunch, Bow Wow Wow, DNA, and probably some others that I've forgotten (Y Pants and Essential Logic were name dropped but not discussed, I don't think).
It's not as esoteric as The Sex Revolts (which I actually enjoyed but read in an academic context) and it gives plenty of background (no a priori knowledge of these bands is required).
Reading the book helped me remember why I liked certain records -- many of which I am regretting having sold, like the Pere Ubu box set -- and made me want to listen to things I missed the first time around like Human League.
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