Punk had burst onto the scene with its aggressive raw energy, confrontational lyrics and rhythm guitars spewing out arrangements that were just unorthodox. It was that moment of revolutionary art, overturning what had gone before. Punk has not run its course. It continued, and continues, to this day with its music, spirit and attitude. But it fell on the next wave of bands to exploit the change that had been bought about. So here comes Post Punk – the refining of the raw art form of punk. Lyrics don’t shout protest but more like explain, discuss and contextualise political and social issues. Overwhelmingly independent, usually experimental, often Avant Garde, mostly monochrome, artistically diverse, continually moving forward and always Post.

Pere Ubu had been turning out a post punk sound even before punk had turned up and Bowie and Iggy Pop had been playing in that world too. We can probably point to Public Image as being the first true Post Punk outfit. Following on from PIL came a wave, or more like a tide of bands that were Post Punk. Joy Division and XTC, the Cure, the Slits, the Psychedelic Furs, Adam and the Ants, Durutti Column, Killing Joke, the Membranes, Visage and the fall. Fast forward to now, Interpol, The Killers, The Horrors – all with a lineage that can be traced back to Post Punk.

Our Post Punk Book collection includes Torn Apart the biography of Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis by Mick Middles and Lindsay Reade, A fantastic photo account of New Order by Kevin Cummins, the story of Joy Division by Peter Hook and the acclaimed Rip it Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds.

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS SO IT GOES BY KEVIN CUMMINS
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SO IT GOES by Kevin Cummins

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS ZIGGYOLOGY BY SIMON GODDARD
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ZIGGYOLOGY by Simon Goddard

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MANCHESTER 1997-2001 by Amelia Troubridge

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS UNKNOWN PLEASURES / INSIDE JOY DIVISION BY PETER HOOK
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UNKNOWN PLEASURES / INSIDE JOY DIVISION by Peter Hook

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAVID BOWIE: BLACK BOOK BY CHRIS & MILES CHARLESWORTH
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DAVID BOWIE: BLACK BOOK by Chris & Miles Charlesworth

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS BOWIE: STYLE BY MARK PAYTRESS AND STEVE PAFFORD
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BOWIE: STYLE by Mark Paytress and Steve Pafford

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS NEW ORDER BY KEVIN CUMMINS
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NEW ORDER by Kevin Cummins

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS FACTORY BY MICK MIDDLES
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FACTORY by Mick Middles

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN BY SIMON REYNOLDS
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RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN by Simon Reynolds

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAVID BOWIE: THE GOLDEN YEARS BY ROGER GRIFFIN
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DAVID BOWIE: THE GOLDEN YEARS by Roger Griffin

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS NICK CAVE: THE COMPLETE LYRICS 1978-2013 BY NICK CAVE
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NICK CAVE: THE COMPLETE LYRICS 1978-2013 by Nick Cave

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS THE HACIENDA: HOW NOT TO RUN A CLUB BY PETER HOOK
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THE HACIENDA: HOW NOT TO RUN A CLUB by Peter Hook

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE BY DYLAN JONES
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DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE by Dylan Jones

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DADA: THE REVOLT OF ART BY MARC DACHY
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DADA: THE REVOLT OF ART by Marc Dachy

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS STRANGE FASCINATION: DAVID BOWIE THE DEFINITIVE STORY BY DAVID BUCKLEY
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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS NICK CAVE: UNTIL BY DENISE MARKONISH
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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS PUNKS BY KAREN KNORR AND OLIVER RICHON
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PUNKS by Karen Knorr and Oliver Richon

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS PATTI SMITH: A BIOGRAPHY BY NICK JOHNSTONE
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PATTI SMITH: A BIOGRAPHY by Nick Johnstone

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAFT PUNK: A TRIP INSIDE THE PYRAMID BY DINO SANTORELLIUNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAFT PUNK: A TRIP INSIDE THE PYRAMID BY DINO SANTORELLIUNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAFT PUNK: A TRIP INSIDE THE PYRAMID BY DINO SANTORELLIUNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS DAFT PUNK: A TRIP INSIDE THE PYRAMID BY DINO SANTORELLI
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DAFT PUNK: A TRIP INSIDE THE PYRAMID by Dino Santorelli

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UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BOOKS I AM DAMO SUZUKI BY DAMO SUZUKI & PAUL WOODS
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I AM DAMO SUZUKI by Damo Suzuki & Paul Woods

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UNDERGROUND BOOKS SUBSTANCE / INSIDE NEW ORDER by Peter Hook
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SUBSTANCE / INSIDE NEW ORDER by Peter Hook

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