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Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Music and Politics of Rock against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge

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Winner of the Penderyn Music Book Prize, Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and 'the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang'. Through the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation.Composed of interviews with over 150 of the key players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account of those crucial sixteen years in Britain's history.

Head and tail of spine bumped, and some light foxing to edges of book block, but book is otherwise very good.

Item details

Author(s):
RACHEL, Daniel
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
234x153x46
EAN-13:
9781447272687
Edition:
First, second impression (2016)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781447272687
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
560
Publisher:
London: Picador

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Winner of the Penderyn Music Book Prize, Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and 'the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang'. Through the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation.Composed of interviews with over 150 of the key players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account of those crucial sixteen years in Britain's history.

Head and tail of spine bumped, and some light foxing to edges of book block, but book is otherwise very good.

Author(s):
RACHEL, Daniel
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
234x153x46
EAN-13:
9781447272687
Edition:
First, second impression (2016)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781447272687
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
560
Publisher:
London: Picador

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