Our guest is Simon Reynolds, a British pop music critic, and the author of the book which gives our show its name. His book aims to retrofit the reputation of the rock music of the early 80s, describing the sonically disparate artists who created something new in the wake of the first punk movement’s self-destruction.
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Sex Pistols – “God Save the Queen” from Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
Public Image Ltd. – Public Image from Public Image Ltd
Public Image Ltd. – Death Disco from Greatest Hits So Far
Gang of Four – Naturals Not In It from Entertainment!
The Pop Group – Thief of Fire from Y
Gang of Four – Anthrax from Entertainment!
Scritti Pollitti – Perfect Way from Cupid & Psyche 85
Devo – Whip It from Freedom of Choice
Human League – Love Action from “Dare
Slits – “Spend Spend Spend” from Cut
Joy Division – Atmosphere from Permanent
Talking Heads – “Seen and Not Seen” from Remain in Light
Matmos “Regicide” from Civil War
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About the show
Bullseye is a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring you in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.
Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney’s, which called it “the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world.” Since April 2013, the show has been distributed by NPR.
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