About the Author
Simon Reynolds is the author of several highly acclaimed books about music, most recently Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84 and Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop . He is a freelance contributor to publications including the New York Times , the Observer, Salon, the Guardian, Uncut, and The Wire, and also operates the weblog Blissblog at http://blissout.blogspot.com. Born in London in 1963, he lives with his wife and two children in New York.
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