A Field Guide to Post-Punk & New Wave



ISBN: 9781925811766 Category:

Steve Wide


A Field Guide to … delves into music’s most influential genres to uncover the innovators and agitators who changed music history forever.

In A Field Guide to Post-Punk & New Wave, Steve Wide explores the scenes that arose from the ashes of punk. From Joy Division’s atmospheric and revolutionary Unknown Pleasures and The Smiths’ melancholic musings, to the brilliant synth-driven hooks of Talking Heads and The Human League, this book examines the artists and albums, music labels, fashion, who’s who and hangabouts that defined the era.

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Weight 413 g
Dimensions 21 x 22.6 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 1 September 2020
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21 x 22.6 cm
Weight 413 g


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Steve Wide is a DJ and writer who has hosted a long-running British music radio show. He has run many legendary indie and retro club nights and DJ’d for acts including Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, Johnny Marr, Saint Etienne and The Stone Roses. In his radio career, Steve has interviewed countless artists, from Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher to John Lydon and Björk.