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Post-Punk: Lubricate Your Living Room

Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 2001

FORGET ABOUT THE NOSTALGIA-MONGERING AND KITSCH REVIVALISM – THE POST-PUNK PERIOD OF 1979-81 WAS AN ASTONISHINGLY FERTILE TIME FOR BRITISH MUSIC, WHEN INDIE LABELS FLOURISHED AND ALTERNATIVE BANDS MADE EXCITING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ROCK, DUB AND FUNK, TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE ERA-DEFINING NME CASSETTE, C81, SIMON REYNOLDS WONDERS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EARLY EIGHTIES SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION AND INVENTION

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