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    Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters summary ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Stuart Maconie (EBOOK/EPUB) 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 cross their legs and tyrannize their teachersAttributed to Socrates by Plato Republic Book 4You can tel

  2. says: Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters (EBOOK/EPUB) The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records

    (EBOOK/EPUB) 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

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) 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

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) 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

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    Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters summary ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Stuart Maconie free read 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

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters free read The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records This is a social hist

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    summary ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Stuart Maconie (EBOOK/EPUB) 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 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

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records 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

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    Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters summary ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Stuart Maconie (EBOOK/EPUB) 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 particular song and considers what it t

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records summary ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Stuart Maconie free read 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 tha

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review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters free read The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records 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

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review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters free read The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records 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. 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 accessible an easy and enjoyable read but it does manage to cover the major events of the time as well as all the major musical trends I might have chosen some different songs but I could not have tied them into the social trends so wellThe chapters vary in emphasis Sometimes the particular track chosen is just a hook for a subject he wants to discuss 515 is not mentioned in the chapter it heads the ravers in the chapter on Ebeneezer Goode and the second Summer of Love were not buying the track ten year younger fans bought it three years later usually in an attempt to annoy their parents but it gives a good in to discussing draconian legislation which even the normally rabid Daily Mail thought went too far and he does mention a few of the tracks they were dancing to Other tracks Rock Island Line Move It She Loves You Living in the Past Paranoid Starman Don t Cry for Me Argentina You Should be Dancing are emblematic of a musical trend A few Telstar Bye Bye Baby Rehab Bonkers contain personal biographies of the artists concerned as well as their musical credentials Most tie the chosen song to the social conditions and events of the time There are a few musical icons some one hit wonders and a few oddities Overall it is a mixed bag like any good DJ s collection I enjoyed most of it

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review The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Stuart Maconie ´ 3 characters free read The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records 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

  • Hardcover
  • 420
  • The People's Songs The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records
  • Stuart Maconie
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 9780091933791