Sunday, 27 December 2009

Obscure moments in the life of a home counties teenager

Given that there currently appears to be a resurgence of interest in the (un)popular music of the late 70s/early 80s post-punk years, when bands pursuing the 'anyone can do it' DIY ethic split away from the increasingly formulaic punk 'mainstream' and when teenagers in corduroy jackets and 'reinvented' 50s dresses began to identify themselves as belonging to something different to the groomed mohican and mohair jumper-wearing crowd, here's a modest selection of old footage that YouTube has recently dredged back to the surface...

Swell Maps: Midget Submarine

Cabaret Voltaire: Nag Nag Nag

Birthday Party: Release the Bats

The Raincoats: Fairytale in the Supermarket

The Pop Group: She Is Beyond Good And Evil

Josef K: It's Kinda Funny

Orange Juice: Rip It Up

Pere Ubu: Waiting For Mary

Elsewhere, perhaps, there was disco...

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