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  1. says: Read & Download The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Stuart Maconie

    KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] 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 elders enter the room They contradict their parents chatter before company gobble up dainties at the table cros

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    KINDLE [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 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 histo

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    KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] 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 Modern Britain in 50 Records is essentially music as social history 50 essays about 50 records Sometimes the s

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    KINDLE [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 histor

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    KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] Read & Download The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records 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

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    Read & Download The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Stuart Maconie î 7 Read & Download KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] This is a social history of Britain from WWII to the present day told chronologically in 50 chapters with each

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    KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Stuart Maconie Read & Download The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records 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 ho

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    Read & Download The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records KINDLE [The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records] Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Stuart Maconie 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 my time some I bought the vinyl or CD album and others I was perhaps not in touch with the zeitgeist of that year one I had never even heard of It does not matter it is his choice and it is not just about the music anyway This is social history told through music It is light and

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    KINDLE [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 from his other books as it's the written version of a radio series which looked at Britain's history through the medium of popular songs Each chapter looks at a particula

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

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The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records characters ß 107 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

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The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records characters ß 107 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. 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 Modern Britain in 50 Records is essentially music as social history 50 essays about 50 records Sometimes the song under discussion barely warrants a mention and is of a springboard for a broader discussion The topics include subjects like mass tourism racism folk devils and moral panics football etc The songs start with Vera Lynn s We ll Meet Again and end with Dizzee Rascal s Bonkers with a final 50th tacked on chapter voted for by the public which covers Slade s Merry Xmas Everybody and Xmas songs generally Towards the end of the book the concept began to pall and I wonder if even author Stuart Maconie began to have second thoughts about the concept Overall though I am very glad I finally read this book A splendid blend of music history and social history and whilst the actual selections might not always be the most obvious the broad coverage of the period c1940 2012 is very good and packs a lot in 45

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The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records characters ß 107 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. This is a social history of Britain from WWII to the present day told chronologically in 50 chapters with each chapter centred around a song that represents its theme The themes cover topics ranging across post War austerity immigration unemployment and riots but also lighter subjects such as package holidays and the rise of electronic music The book is a companion to a Radio 2 series from 2013 which included opinions from members of the public and the inclusion of some of these in the book would have enhanced it While I liked Maconie s wry style and felt he dealt with the controversial topics in a balanced and informative way his views did become slightly repetitive over the course of 50 chapters Nonetheless this is an interesting and thoughtful book which I found hard to put down especially once it reached the era of my own musical memoriesThere are a few inaccuracies in the book such as describing the ueen of Tonga as a guest from the Caribbean and a sackful of typos some are amusing like scoolchiden and unconcoious while those involving missing words are distracting and irritating so better editing would have helped Overall well worth a read if you are interested in modern social history or the history of popular music

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