A ‘proof-of-concept’ trailer for a four-part series covering the post-punk scenes of the years 1978-82, using Simon Reynolds’ book ‘Rip It Up + Start Again’ as a roadmap.
This version is a rough mix and color correction.
The eventual series will combine conversational interviews with musicians and artists who first achieved recognition in the epoch, along with archive performances and current music by the same artists, and a close look at the worldviews and contributions, influences and cultural currents of the people concerned, and how the lessons of post-punk can apply across disciplines today, 40 years later.
Oh, and municipal housing policy, too.
The end credits detail the musicians and music used in the video, and add a list of those who have agreed to participate as well as a shorter list of artists we have yet to confirm as participants.