The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF)


The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records

The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Read · 7 Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Of Bonkers Dizzee Rascal’s anthem for the push and rush of the 21st century inner city The People’s Songs takes a tour of the UK's pop music and asks what it means to a BritonThe story of modern Britain is told chronologically over 50 chapters through the records that listened to and loved during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from World War II to the present day This is not a rock critiue about the 50 greatest tracks ever recorded Rather it. Pretty boring Song choices good mainstream but Maconie tends to focus too much on giving us lumpy and dreary chunks of social history interspersed with or less extended discussions of other artists that the one nominally under discussion reminds him of In most cases a rather low proportion of the chapter discusses the actual song in uestion And then what he has to say is of little interestHe also spends an unnecessary amount of dull bookspace discreetly making the point that he is a good modern liberal anti elitist man of the people which is very nice for his neighbours I m sure but neither relevant nor interesting here سينمانياالولع بالأفلام ورؤية مختلفة لقراءتها inner city The People’s Songs takes a tour of the UK's pop music and asks what Redemption it means to a BritonThe story of modern Britain Addison Blakely is told chronologically over 50 chapters through the records that listened to and loved during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from World War II to the present day This The Collective is not a rock critiue about the 50 greatest tracks ever recorded Rather King of Kings Ballantyne #6 it. Pretty boring Song choices good mainstream but Maconie tends to focus too much on giving us lumpy and dreary chunks of social history Der kleine Vampir interspersed with or less extended discussions of other artists that the one nominally under discussion reminds him of In most cases a rather low proportion of the chapter discusses the actual song Hearthkeeper in uestion And then what he has to say 'Tis A Memoir is of little Cookies for Santa interestHe also spends an unnecessary amount of dull bookspace discreetly making the point that he Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book is a good modern liberal anti elitist man of the people which Cruel to be Kind is very nice for his neighbours I m sure but neither relevant nor White Shark interesting here

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The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Read · 7 Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read These are the songs that have been listened to laughed to loved to and labored to as well as downed tools and danced to Covering the last seven decades Stuart Maconie looks at the songs that have been the soundtracks for changing times and have just sometimes changed the way listeners feel Beginning with Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again a song that reassured a nation parted from their loved ones by the turmoil of war and culminating with the manic energy. This wonderful book covers seven decades of music looking at songs that have tracked the changing times of the country It is a people s history of modern Britain told through shared musical memories and each chapter has an emblematic record Of course this book accompanies the radio series by Stuart Maconie and if you enjoyed that then you will certainly like this too It is not only a musical history of the country but also a social history encompassing many different aspects of our shared memories as a nationThe book begins with We ll meet again and ends with hip hop In between many different musical styles are represented including skiffle rock and roll progressive rock heavy metal folk music disco Britpop and punk Some songs are truly universally known such as She Loves You by the Beatles an euphoric beginning to the Sixties Others are of importance for other reasons Move it by Cliff Richard which kicked off British rock or Rock Island Line by Lonnie Donegan which started the skiffle boom and caused so many great future artists to form groups all over the country Other songs are truly of their time and not remembered widely now unless you were actually around at the moment for example Dickie Valentine s In a Golden Coach which was hugely popular during the Coronation in 1953This is a fascinating account of the times and encompasses diverse events such as package holidays education the home and family life Thatcherism Band Aid talent shows and music festivals It charts not only the history of the country but that of our music looking at the first singles chart radio those whose influence lasted and musical trends From Joe Meek the Beatles Bowie the Bay City Rollers boy groups to pop divas musicals and novelty records all are covered in this celebration of our musical tastes Stuart Maconie writes with humour and intelligence and this is a great read for music lovers Redemption is a people s history of modern Britain told through shared musical memories and each chapter has an emblematic record Of course this book accompanies the radio series by Stuart Maconie and Addison Blakely if you enjoyed that then you will certainly like this too It The Collective is not only a musical history of the country but also a social history encompassing many different aspects of our shared memories as a nationThe book begins with We ll meet again and ends with hip hop In between many different musical styles are represented King of Kings Ballantyne #6 including skiffle rock and roll progressive rock heavy metal folk music disco Britpop and punk Some songs are truly universally known such as She Loves You by the Beatles an euphoric beginning to the Sixties Others are of Der kleine Vampir importance for other reasons Move Hearthkeeper it by Cliff Richard which kicked off British rock or Rock Island Line by Lonnie Donegan which started the skiffle boom and caused so many great future artists to form groups all over the country Other songs are truly of their time and not remembered widely now unless you were actually around at the moment for example Dickie Valentine s In a Golden Coach which was hugely popular during the Coronation 'Tis A Memoir in 1953This Cookies for Santa is a fascinating account of the times and encompasses diverse events such as package holidays education the home and family life Thatcherism Band Aid talent shows and music festivals It charts not only the history of the country but that of our music looking at the first singles chart radio those whose Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book influence lasted and musical trends From Joe Meek the Beatles Bowie the Bay City Rollers boy groups to pop divas musicals and novelty records all are covered Cruel to be Kind in this celebration of our musical tastes Stuart Maconie writes with humour and White Shark intelligence and this The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 is a great read for music lovers

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The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Read · 7 Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Is a celebration of songs that tell us something about how Britons have felt about things in their lives down the eras work war class leisure race family drugs sex patriotism and In times of prosperity or poverty this is the music that inspired haircuts and dance crazes but also protest and social change The companion to Stuart Maconie’s landmark Radio 2 series The People’s Songs shows the power of cheap pop music­ one of Britain’s greatest exports. If I could give half stars this would be a three and a half star review This book isn t bad and if you are looking for a nostalgic undemanding read it s probably worth buying It s just that it isn t as good as I hoped it would beThis is a tie in to a BBC radio series and that is probably key to the weakness of the book which without being a massive coffee table endangering tome is going to struggle to have the depth and richness of a 50 part radio series I didn t hear the radio series but the blurb about it on the BBC website suggests that it was centred around listeners s views Crucially that is an element missing hearOn the plus side Maconie is an interesting and engaging writer although perhaps not uite at his waspish best There is nothing here uite as funny or scurrilous as his comparison of Chris de Burgh writing Lady in Red and the leader of the Third Reich a comparison in which the former fares badly Further any book of lists always generates the pleasure of disagreeing with inclusions and exclusions One undoubted strength of this collection is the extent of Maconie s net which spreads from the Bay City Rollers to Black Sabbath from My Boy Lollipop to Ebeneezer Goode A fascinating exclusion is a song which when I got to the end of the book I thought How can he call this the people s music and omit that However the book which claims to be the 50 people s songs only includes 49 For the radio series listeners were invited to propose the final entry Given the timing of the final show the identity of the chosen song was utterly inevitableBeing that eclectic is also one of the weaknesses of the book The vox pops of the radio series probably gave it a coherence which this doesn t have The stated aim in the introduction is that this will be the people s choices the pop music which meant something to the people of Britain That is certainly the case with some of the the choices which wouldn t appear in a classic rock history We ll meet again Don t cry for me Argentina but that doesn t tell the whole story The book is veers between that andA straight history of British musical genres heavy metal punk goth rave etc etcA history of pale and interesting young men s music Bowie s Starman Bronski Beat and of course the mandatory inclusion under the Representation of Self important Misanthropes Act 1986 which states that no British musical book can omit Manchester Miserablist Morrisey of the SmithsA social history of post war Britain Silver Jubilee miners strike Labour s 1997 election victorySongs included simply because the author likes them andor the artist The most glaring example of this is Solsbury Hill excellent song though it is justified on the wafer thin basis that people like to go on country walks to think things through Another disappointment after the descent from breadth into lack of coherence is the fact that one would guess that the target demographic particularly as this was a Radio 26 project is people in their 40s to 60s but the book contains very little that has not been repeated many times before and is not already well known to a large proportion of the readership Again I suspect the problem here is that the missing new material was in the popular interviews in the Radio Series That said it is always entertaining to be reminded that the guitarist on 60s hit Telstar was George Bellamy father of Muse s MattOne of the pleasures of listening to Maconie is his iconoclastic view the world Here he seems to adopt some boringly currently trendy views Prog was actually uite good thoroughly sound position Live Aid is rubbished to an extent as ineffective mainly serving to promote the careers of washed up rock stars and amazingly being responsible for the birth of celebrity culture and middle class music festivals Gosh and I Thought it was a bloke trying todo some good after being shocked by a catastrophe Oasis rather than being musical magpies who produced two stonkingly good albums and little else of note were in fact single handedly responsible for the downfall of decent society and the growth of lad culture While giving views with which one can disagree could actually be one of the pleasures of the book lazy inaccuracies are less ambivalent In the second chapter there is the stunningly crassly inaccurate description of the ueen of Tonga as being from the Caribbean He also uotes Jon Savage linking Nick Hornby with laddishness Anyone who has actually read Fever Pitch knows that while it could be accused of contributing to football becoming middle class it is very definitely anti ladIn summary while this book has its faults it is very readable and reading it really made me wish I d heard the radio series So a reuest to the BBC if issues with rights allow it can we have a download or a CD box set please Royal Escape in their lives down the eras work war class leisure race family drugs sex patriotism and In times of prosperity or poverty this Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord is the music that Flash Flood Code Red #1 inspired haircuts and dance crazes but also protest and social change The companion to Stuart Maconie’s landmark Radio 2 series The People’s Songs shows the power of cheap pop music­ one of Britain’s greatest exports. If I could give half stars this would be a three and a half star review This book Complete Novels The Heart Is a Lonely HunterReflections in a Golden EyeThe Ballad of the Sad CafeThe Member of the WeddingClock Without Hands isn t bad and The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way if you are looking for a nostalgic undemanding read Fir it s probably worth buying It s just that Demons of Chitrakut Ramayana #3 it Culture and Psyche Psychoanalysis and India isn t as good as I hoped The Soldier’s Curse Monsarrat #1 it would beThis A Tale of Two Kitties A Magical Cats Mystery #9 is a tie City in to a BBC radio series and that Fire and Blood is probably key to the weakness of the book which without being a massive coffee table endangering tome Slam Book Fever Sweet Valley High #48 is going to struggle to have the depth and richness of a 50 part radio series I didn t hear the radio series but the blurb about The Fire Starters it on the BBC website suggests that The Fire Starters it was centred around listeners s views Crucially that The Kingdom is an element missing hearOn the plus side Maconie The War of the Ember Guardians of Ga'Hoole #15 is an ヴァンパイア騎士 2 interesting and engaging writer although perhaps not uite at his waspish best There Im Your Girl is nothing here uite as funny or scurrilous as his comparison of Chris de Burgh writing Lady Dark Sparkler in Red and the leader of the Third Reich a comparison Roughing It in which the former fares badly Further any book of lists always generates the pleasure of disagreeing with A Preacher's Passion inclusions and exclusions One undoubted strength of this collection No More Good is the extent of Maconie s net which spreads from the Bay City Rollers to Black Sabbath from My Boy Lollipop to Ebeneezer Goode A fascinating exclusion One Perfect Rose is a song which when I got to the end of the book I thought How can he call this the people s music and omit that However the book which claims to be the 50 people s songs only Ivanhoe includes 49 For the radio series listeners were All The Way invited to propose the final entry Given the timing of the final show the One Mans Treasure Hell Yeah #16 identity of the chosen song was utterly Not Without You inevitableBeing that eclectic Journey into Violence The Kerrigans A Texas Dynasty #3 is also one of the weaknesses of the book The vox pops of the radio series probably gave Dark Moon Rising it a coherence which this doesn t have The stated aim The Saddle Club in the Chalk Houses introduction Christmas Joy is that this will be the people s choices the pop music which meant something to the people of Britain That A Texan for Christmas is certainly the case with some of the the choices which wouldn t appear Hot Blooded in a classic rock history We ll meet again Don t cry for me Argentina but that doesn t tell the whole story The book Stripped Happy Endings #1 is veers between that andA straight history of British musical genres heavy metal punk goth rave etc etcA history of pale and Buckland's Complete Book Of Witchcraft Llewellyn's Practical Magick interesting young men s music Bowie s Starman Bronski Beat and of course the mandatory Master of Sin inclusion under the Representation of Self Whisper My Name important Misanthropes Act 1986 which states that no British musical book can omit Manchester Miserablist Morrisey of the SmithsA social history of post war Britain Silver Jubilee miners strike Labour s 1997 election victorySongs Mojave included simply because the author likes them andor the artist The most glaring example of this Lady Caraway's Cloak Zebra Regency Romance is Solsbury Hill excellent song though Typhoon it The Alpha Pack Shameless Book Bundles #2 is justified on the wafer thin basis that people like to go on country walks to think things through Another disappointment after the descent from breadth Ride for Vengeance into lack of coherence Talons of Eagles is the fact that one would guess that the target demographic particularly as this was a Radio 26 project What a Woman Desires is people Pregnant by the Commanding Greek in their 40s to 60s but the book contains very little that has not been repeated many times before and A Misty Harbor Wedding is not already well known to a large proportion of the readership Again I suspect the problem here Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes Daisys Tea Garden Mystery #1 is that the missing new material was Surrender to Sin in the popular The Last Snowfall Stand Tall #2 interviews Forbidden Mate Holland Brothers #4 in the Radio Series That said Forbidden Mate Holland Brothers #4 it How To Enjoy A Scandal is always entertaining to be reminded that the guitarist on 60s hit Telstar was George Bellamy father of Muse s MattOne of the pleasures of listening to Maconie Lesbian Juices Rival Cheerleaders Soaking in Secret is his Serena iconoclastic view the world Here he seems to adopt some boringly currently trendy views Prog was actually uite good thoroughly sound position Live Aid Santa In Montana Calder Saga #11 is rubbished to an extent as Wanting What You Get ineffective mainly serving to promote the careers of washed up rock stars and amazingly being responsible for the birth of celebrity culture and middle class music festivals Gosh and I Thought The Earth Will Shake it was a bloke trying todo some good after being shocked by a catastrophe Oasis rather than being musical magpies who produced two stonkingly good albums and little else of note were Whispering Bones in fact single handedly responsible for the downfall of decent society and the growth of lad culture While giving views with which one can disagree could actually be one of the pleasures of the book lazy Rebel Cowboy Big Sky Cowboys #1 inaccuracies are less ambivalent In the second chapter there Growing Pains is the stunningly crassly 1 Night Stand inaccurate description of the ueen of Tonga as being from the Caribbean He also uotes Jon Savage linking Nick Hornby with laddishness Anyone who has actually read Fever Pitch knows that while The Penalty Box it could be accused of contributing to football becoming middle class Bad Boys On Board it Recipes from Together for Christmas is very definitely anti ladIn summary while this book has The Savior its faults The Dragon Who Loved Me it Silence of the Lamps Caprice De Luca Mystery #5 is very readable and reading Rio it really made me wish I d heard the radio series So a reuest to the BBC The Reluctant Matchmaker if Ripper it can we have a download or a CD box set please

  • Hardcover
  • 420
  • The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records
  • Stuart Maconie
  • English
  • 07 January 2020
  • 9780091933791

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  1. says: review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie

    The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) The children now love luxury; they have bad manners contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise Children are now tyrants not the servants of their households They no longer rise when e

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    Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records This wonderful book covers seven decades of music looking at songs that have tracked the changing times of the country It is a people's history of modern Britain told through shared musical memories and each chapter has an emblematic record Of

  3. says: Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read

    The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records would probably appeal most to those people who know very little about pop music I came to it as both a music addict and a music book addict and discovered very little that was new to me That said I really enjoyed the trip down memory lane The People's Songs The Story of Mo

  4. says: review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie

    review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) This wonderful book covers seven decades of music looking at songs that have tracked the changing times of the country It is a people's history of modern Britain told through shared musical memories and each chapter has an emblematic record Of course this book accompanies the radio series by Stuart Maconie and

  5. says: The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF)

    The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) Pretty boring Song choices good mainstream; but Maconie tends to focus too much on giving us lumpy and dreary chunks of social history interspersed with or less extended discussions of other artists that the one nominally under discussion reminds him of In most cases a rather low proportion of the chapter discusses the actual song in uestion And then what he has to say is of little interestHe also spends an unnecessary amount of dull books

  6. says: Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records

    The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) This is a social history of Britain from WWII to the present day told chronologically in 50 chapters with each chapter cent

  7. says: review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF)

    review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie If I could give half stars this would be a three and a half star review This book isn't bad and if you are looking for a

  8. says: review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie

    The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) I did not buy very many of the singles Stuart Maconie chooses for his trawl through the musical and social history of Britain some were before

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    Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records I've read several of Stuart Maconie's books recently as I enjoy his writing style and way of looking at things This one is slightly difference

  10. says: review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Stuart Maconie ó 7 Read Free read Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Stuart Maconie

    The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (PDF) Given that this is supposed to be a book about songs there's a surprising lack of song related material Maconie isn't a particularly good writer some of his facts are just plain wrong and based on received wisdom rather than him making any effort to do research He doesn't give any new insights into modern Britain and the song choices are not that exciting either Why did I buy it and read it? It was a uid and I love mus

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