The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock

Autor John Harris
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 26 feb 2010
Beginning in 1994 and closing in the first months of 1998, the UK passed through a cultural moment as distinct and as celebrated as any since the war. Founded on rock music, celebrity, boom-time economics and fleeting political optimism - this was 'Cool Britannia'. Records sold in their millions, a new celebrity elite emerged and Tony Blair's Labour Party found itself, at long last, returned to government. Drawing on interviews from all the major bands - including Oasis, Blur, Elastica and Suede - from music journalists, record executives and those close to government, The Last Party charts the rise and fall of the Britpop movement. John Harris was there; and in this gripping new book he argues that the high point of British music's cultural impact also signalled its effective demise - If rock stars were now friends of the government, then how could they continue to matter?
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ISBN-13: 9780007134731
ISBN-10: 0007134738
Pagini: 476
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.42 kg
Colecția HarperPerennial
Locul publicării:United Kingdom


'THE LAST PARTY is a title that deserves to stick around the book charts.' Mark Lawson, Guardian 'THE LAST PARTY is that rare thing, a book principally about rock musicians that is a compulsive page-turner.' The Sunday Times 'Compelling ... it reminds us what a corrosive and mean place the pop world can be.' Mojo 'A fine, bittersweet read.' Q Magazine

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