Charlie Bertsch / 12 Jul 2023

Music for Socialism

The Kosmischer Läufer Con

During the decade since Edinburgh’s Unknown Capability Recordings began releasing analogue electronic music under the name Kosmischer Läufer, the label has assiduously maintained that these tracks were secretly made for the East German Olympic team between 1972 and 1983.(...)

John Foster / 27 Jan 2023

The End of Franco

Agitated: Grupos Autónomos and Armed Anticapitalism in Spain, by Joni D.

The 1970s was a decade of broken dreams. The end of the postwar boom brought to a close the era of middle-class liberalism in Europe and North America.(...)

John Foster / 25 Nov 2022

Think Different

Culture from the Slums, by Jeff Hayton

Based on the flurry of academic titles about it over the last decade, punk has become as common to college curriculums as it is to the Top 40. Why this took so long is baffling.(...)