Various ‎– Rip It Up And Start Again - Postpunk 1978-1984

V2 ‎– VVR1040352
CD, Compilation


1 The Fall Fiery Jack 4:44
2 Devo Praying Hands 2:48
3 Pulsallama The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body 3:25
4 Cabaret Voltaire Sluggin' For Jesus Part 1 4:55
5 Josef K Sense Of Guilt 3:03
6 Scritti Politti P.A.s 5:57
7 The Slits Spend, Spend, Spend 3:14
8 Fatal Microbes Violence Grows 3:10
9 Robert Wyatt Grass 2:36
10 Siouxsie & The Banshees Slowdive 4:18
11 The Raincoats Only Loved At Night 3:30
12 Young Marble Giants Choci Loni 2:34
13 The Human League Dancevision 2:19
14 Thomas Leer Tight As A Drum 4:36
15 Associates* White Car In Germany 4:53
16 The B52s* Give Me Back My Man 3:58
17 John Cooper Clarke Beasley Street 6:49
18 The Specials Friday Night, Saturday Morning 3:33
19 Heaven 17 I'm Your Money 5:06
20 The Blue Orchids* Dumb Magician 2:53


  • Artwork By – Lotta Kühlhorn
  • Compiled By, Liner NotesSimon Reynolds


This Compilation ℗2006 V2 Music Limited. ©2006 V2 Music Limited.

Compilation of post punk tracks, related to the book of the same title, written by Simon Reynolds.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 033197 403526 >
  • Other (Rights Societies): BIEM / ncb / mcps / GEMA / STEMRA / AIAE
  • Other (SID Mould Code): IFPI 0725
  • Matrix / Runout: 61859707/VVR1040352 21



Add Review



February 24, 2017
edited 8 months ago

not one of the stronger post punk compilations i've bought,
the track is as eccentric as you'd expect if you've read Simon Reynolds book or chatted to him

the book dismisses Killing Joke as a heavy metal band and the sleeve notes make clear that his selection is designed to avoid cheeswire guitars and punk funk, so no Gang of 4, no medium medium etc

maybe i'm not the target audience since i like the above and already own the Young Marble Giants,Slits & Cabaret Voltaire tracks used

Jozek K, Fatal Microbes & Scritti Politi are welcome inclusions

The inclusion of the Banshees is excellent , they're inexplicably absent from the other post-punk compilations i own BUT the choice of track could have been better

theres really no excuse for not including the title track by Orange Juice
instead theres an awful Heaven 17 track that has sounds horribly dated

I'll give it time to grow on me but currently i find the French Compilation "New Wave Post Punk 1977-1981" (Naive, 2011)more compelling