I picked up a copy of You Should Have Heard... at Culture Clash this past weekend and I'm really digging it. I particularly like your analyses of heavy metal and hardcore, though my favorite essay hands-down so far is your contrast between Laurie Anderson and Captain Beefheart.
Thanks for putting this out there--it's a great resource for those of us who were too young to catch music in the early 1980s the first time around (and for those who were old enough and those who were too old...)!
Jeremy Wallach, Ph.D.
Chair, Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology
President, SEM Midwest Chapter
Associate Professor and Publicity Coordinator
Department of Popular Culture