We always talk about the “Manos” episode because the movie is so bad, but what we really should be talking about is how Joel is extra, extra adorable in it.
"The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not."
We Got Power! (Issue #5) May, 1983
London: East City/ London’s East End
- Leadenhall Market, Fournier Street, St Pauls, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Tower Hill, Spitalfields, The Gherkin, Gun Street, Tower Bridge
"Simply awesome in its raw, stripped down power. A classic."
The 10 Most Essential Record Labels of the Post-Punk Era You've Probably Never Heard Of (And Why They Mattered) - Caught in the Carousel →
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Like the first few honeymoon years after a revolutionary war, the early years that followed the original year punk broke, 1976, were indeed the most glorious when it came to the independent record label. The burst of such led to hundreds of small independents spread across the UK and Europe, Australia and the US, most of which would manage but a handful of releases and fall under the sort of sub-grouping rubric of DIY labels. But between those and the indie labels of note from back then that we all know and cherish – Factory, Postcard, Rough Trade, Cherry Red,…
Interesting list. A few I haven’t exactly heard of, though I’ve heard of the bands on their rosters. I’m happy to own a few Fast Product and Pop:Aural records (love love LOVE Restricted Code). Come to think of it, that Cravats single I own is on Small Wonder, and my Dislocation Dance single is on New Hormones…well!
tbh dare to be stupid is better than anything devo were doing in the mid-eighties