Various Artists - Flexipop! The Book book review
2017’s best pop annual
Despite punk being the most cartoonish genre of all, its immediate wake saw the rock media embrace worthy earnestness like never before. Blame Thatcher, if you like, but the post-punk inkie intelligentsia were po-faced, doom-watching miserablists who favoured stiff-arsed and insipid indie funk acts and (for obscure political reasons that now escape me) absolutely hated rock.