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if you can get people to dance to rosa yemen (or family fodder, for that matter), i applaude you
If so what are the songs that work great for you?I've been doing a post punk night for few a months here. It's a lot of fun. I've been creeping out of the standard parameters of what post-punk supposedly is, not only in terms of artists but, also years 1978-1984. This is mainly because I don't want to get bored with playing Joy Division and Gang or Four all the time. I know that sounds weird, but there's a handful of songs that bring the house down every night.
Playing Embryo in the shop this morning which would work (although its really pre-punk) -
A lot of that SST stuff works. Esp. Meat Puppets II, Zen Arcade and yeah, sorry, some Black Flag songs sound post punk.
Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay "How Much Are They?"
Some dude gave me shit last time for playing Minutemen. Talbout they're punk not post-punk. I played "Political Song for Micheal Jackson to Sing" and they went apeshit. I heard everybody sing along @ PAUSE, "I must look like a dork!"
It wouldn't be so difficult to organize a weekly/monthly show (If you have some money to spent, of course).There are so many possibilities with post-punk; you can throw in some no-wave,minimal-synth, cold wave, focus on certain countries... I'm a sucker for german wave, Neue Deutsche Welle, for instance.