30 minutes | Feb 24, 2020

BH007: Lost in Trivialities; I Like Television Personalities (...and The Raincoats)

The second half of the Barely Human series begins! After covering '60s counter-culture, proto-punk and the punk explosion over the first six episodes, we reach 1978, to enter the world of London post-punk. Episode 7 finds an unofficial marker for the beginning of the elusive genre, when two kids from Chelsea called Television Personalities released 'Part-Time Punks,' a mockery of the movement that came before them. Then it looks at the independent community built around post-punk's DIY philosophy, through the eyes of a band who summed up the hope and ideals of the non-movement, the incredible sounds discovered by a band called The Raincoats. ~~ Help fund Season 2! Subscribe to our zine and cassette mail order at https://patreon.com/barelyhuman ~~Barely Human was written and hosted by Max Easton and produced by Jason L'Ecuyer and Marty Peralta of Output Media. Theme song by Sydney punk band Tim & The Boys. Visit the website for show notes featuring extra discussion, sources, further reading and detailed credits here: https://www.barelyhuman.info/2020/02/ep-7-lost-in-trivialities-i-like.html The accompanying playlist called 'Post-punk Ground Zero' can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/12xxM7igPVgcmMSTvqiwOo Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all @barelyhumanpod
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