Women in Rock: Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless as Künstlerroman

Check out my iTunes playlist for Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless. Chrissie Hynde’s autobiography, Reckless, has generated a number of mixed reviews and ambivalent reactions on social media. I’m going to try to untangle those reactions because I think it’s an important work for … Continue reading Women in Rock: Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless as Künstlerroman

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Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

Footage from a documentary originally aired on Granada TV featuring punk and new wave acts from 1976-1978. From the YouTube list: Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine. Some of the footage is pretty rough, especially what appears to have been Blondie’s first TV appearance, but that seems strangely appropriate. Continue reading Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

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