There is a secret history of British New Wave. Beneath the cosmetic façade of Boy George and Adam Ant lurked a legion of post-punk misfits — champions of cheap guitars, thrift-store glamour and reckless experimentation. Behind every Duran Duran was the spiky funk of the Pop Group; behind every Bow Wow Wow was the cat-scratch feminism of the Slits. Throughout the late '70s and early '80s these underground groups recast punk rock's fleeting fury into more sustained and cerebral forms, sculpting spit, piss and boot polish into a kind of... More >>>