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Book Review: 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' by Daniel Rachel

‘The music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge’

For someone like me who has long had a burning passion for both music and a range of progressive causes ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ was an interesting read. 201 more words

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Book Review: Walls Come Tumbling Down by Daniel Rachel

Daniel Rachel’s excellent new book focuses on the links between music and politics in the 1980s. Ostensibly an oral history of three epochal movements of the era – Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge – ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ shows how these campaigns politicised a whole generation. 438 more words

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The personal is political and vice versa

I am deep into which is an oral history of pop ‘n’ politics from Eric Clapton’s notorious Brum rant* in 1976 to Thatcher’s third victory in 1987.  371 more words