The Passage: Post-Punk Poets
'The Passage can be accepted as major even by the cowardly, cautious and cynical…Their sound is their own. It’s the shock of the new – new shades, textures, noises, pulses, atmospheres, energies, the opening up of new realms of feeling'. – Paul Morley
The Passage: Post-Punk Poets, edited by Todd Swift and Alex Payne, celebrates the lyrics and artistry of Dick Witts, frontman of the Manchester Musicians Collective band The Passage. Collected here for the first time, these lyrics revolve around Witts’ motifs of power, fear and love, which imbue them with relentless energy. Combining hazy visions of an 80s nightclub at 2am and an unflinching eye for satire and political commentary, these lyrics are as pertinent and forceful now as they were during the post-punk heyday.
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