POST PUNK DIARY: 1980-1982 (1997)

Post Punk Diary: 1980-1982 Cover

This softcover book picks up where "Punk Diary: 1970-1979" lets off. It lists day-by-day the releases, concerts, interviews, and other events of over 900 bands that emerged in the revitalized post punk (post disco) music scene. The Church have 11 entries:

Releases

Notes

With black and white illustrations. Author George Gimarc had a radio show (on KCW?) in the early 80's titled "The Rock and Roll Alternative."


A free interview CD is packaged with the book:

Post Punk Diary: 1980-1982 CD

Tracks

  1. The Bangles - Rock And Roll Alternative Radio Show Intro (1:14)
  2. Psychedelic Furs - Richard Butler (singer) [on their start] (1:11)
  3. Gang Of Four - Hugo Burnham (drummer) [on labels] (1:10)
  4. The Exploited - Army Life [excerpt] (1:40)
  5. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Siouxsie & Steve [on "Christine"] (1:21)
  6. Oingo Boingo - Danny Elfman (lead singer) [on their start] (1:51)
  7. Eyeless In Gaza - Kodak Ghosts Run Amok [excerpt] (1:29)
  8. U2 - Adam Clayton and The Edge [on who they are and their start] (4:54)
  9. Stray Cats - Brian Setzer [on their start] (1:08)
  10. The Meteors - Voodoo Rhythm [excerpt] (1:07)
  11. The Go-Go's - Jane Wiedlin [on "Our Lips Are Sealed"] (1:47)
  12. Ramones - Joey and Johnny Ramone [on lack of airplay] (3:23)
  13. Squeeze - Paul Carrack & John Bentley [on "Tempted"] (1:45)
  14. The Comsat Angels - Eye Of The Lens [excerpt] (1:51)
  15. Devo - Mark Mothersbaugh [on "Whip It"] (0:43)
  16. O.M.D. - Andy McCluskey [on O.M.D.'s war against electric guitars] (1:37)
  17. Depeche Mode - Andy Fletcher [on their start] (1:02)
  18. Gary Numan [on finding himself, his direction] (3:19)
  19. 4 Skins - One Law For Them [excerpt] (1:43)
  20. The Alarm - Mike Peters, Eddie Macdonald, Nigel Twist, and Dave Sharp [on philosophies] (2:12)
  21. Pete Shelley [ex-Buzzcocks on "Homo Sapien"] (2:09)
  22. Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Banned From The Pubs [excerpt] (1:24)
  23. The Church - Steve Kilbey [on the "Just For You" intro] (0:58) 
    (Steve says the song is "Almost With You," but you don't know if that was a slip, or him toying with the interviewer.)
  24. Lords Of The New Church - Stiv Bators & Brian James [on their philosophy] (2:06)
  25. Attila The Stockbroker - I Don't Talk To Pop Stars [live] (1:16)
  26. XTC - Andy Partridge [on not touring] (2:22)
  27. The Damned - Rat Scabies [on music trends] (0:53)
  28. Everything But The Girl - Night And Day [excerpt] (1:58)
  29. The Birthday Party - Nick Cave [on messages, styles, and future direction] (2:46)
  30. R.E.M. - Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, & Bill Berry
    [from Aug. '82, on their start, "Chronic Town" EP, & their sound] (5:17)
  31. Paul Weller [on the split-up of The Jam] (1:49)
  32. The Cure - Robert Smith [on poppy "Let's Go To Bed"] (2:17)
  33. The Bangles - Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson, & Annette Zilinskas
    [on their category & "The Changing Times"] (1:33)
  34. The Chameleons - High As You Can Go [live excerpt] (1:46)
  35. Southern Death Cult - Ian Astbury [on their start] (2:59)
  36. Elvis Costello [crossed lines phone interview] (2:06)
  37. The Teardrop Explodes - Larceny [live, loopy in-studio performance] (1:23)
  38. George Gimarc - Thanks/Wrap-Up (0:49)

Releases