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hugo burnham

post-punk, magazine, yeah yeah yeahs, pleasure venom, public image ltd

Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ […]

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Matador Records’ delayed Gang of Four vinyl box set has received a new release date — March 12 — and now also will be released as a CD edition, the label announced Tuesday, teasing the release with the premiere of a previously unreleased demo. Hear a previously unreleased track right here.

The post Gang of Four ‘77-81’ box set rescheduled, will get CD release — hear unreleased demo appeared first on slicing up eyeballs // 80s alternative music, college rock, indie.

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Matador Records will release a new limited-edition Gang of Four vinyl box set in December called 77-81 that will collect the band’s first two albums, singles, a previously unreleased live set from 1980 and 26 never-before-issued outtakes, demos and rarities from the era. Full details and tracklist right here.

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In the ’80s, there were plenty of great recordings that came out of the nascent new-wave and punk scenes. But one of the single greatest documents of the period was actually a movie. Urgh! A Music War was the 1981 concert film that featured 36 bands from the U.S. and U.K. playing live. The film […]

The post 10 classic ’80s underground moments from the movie ‘Urgh! A Music War’ appeared first on Alternative Press.

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