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Podcast: Creating a Post Punk Documentary

Podcast: Creating a Post Punk Documentary

In the new season of Misadventures in Music’ (episode 13) Ian Prowse and Mick Ord take a deep dive into the UK’s Post-Punk music scene (1978-1982) with New Jersey-based writer filmmaker Russell Craig Richardson who has been working on a documentary film about the genre, having lived among many of the musicians in the UK at the time.

He talks about some of the leading characters, including those he interviewed such as Jah Wobble from Public Image Ltd. and Paul and Steve Hanley from The Fall. But also, answers the question…’what is post punk?’

Russell’s a great storyteller and his musical choice contains more than a few surprises as well as post-punk classics. Take a look at the trailer for the documentary based on Simon Reynolds’ 2005 book Rip it Up and Start Again


Public Image by Public Image Ltd.
Epic Soundtracks – Jelly Babies
The Raincoats – Only Loved at Night
This Heat – SPQR
Scritti Politti – The Sweetest Girl
The Fall – New Face in Hell
Echo & The Bunnymen – Rescue
Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding

Where to listen?

Apple Music

Suggested Playlist

  • Spaceheads- Fat Wallet
  • Young Marble Giants – Wurlitzer Jukebox
  • Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
  • Red Crayola – The Mistakes of Trotsky
  • A Certain Ratio – Shack Up
  • The Teardrop Explodes – Bouncing Babies
  • The Pop Group – She is Beyond Good & Evil
  • The Comsat Angels – Sleep No More
  • Wire – Pink Flag
About Author


Producer of Urbanista Magazine's podcasts and a pivotal partner of the magazine, Russell leverages his expertise and network to spotlight the rich tapestry of talent that Liverpool offers.

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