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A Riot of Our Own

By Johnny Green,Garry Barker
  • ISBN Code: : 1474611192
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Music
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'Hugely enjoyable ... Green's great achievement is to recapture exactly how those moments felt, but remain sufficiently detached about the whole thing to render the experience honestly' MOJO Johnny Green first met the Clash in 1977. A RIOT OF OUR OWN is his tale of three delirious years of rock 'n' roll madness as confidant and road manager of the Clash, from the early punk days to LONDON CALLING and touring America. Ray Lowry accompanied the band as official 'war artist' on the second American tour and designed the London Calling album cover. Together, in words and pictures, Green and Lowry give the definitive, inside story on one of the most magnificent rock 'n' roll bands ever.

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  • Pdf File: intent.pdf

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Man-made laws and beliefs have taken a nosedive. Our thinking process has turned chaotic, which is drifting us away from our instinctive exuberance. Man is moving away from nature. Have you seen two pigeons smiling and posing for a photo-op with a wedding garland? Perhaps not. It’s natural to be in loving relationships. It’s unnatural to get entangled in the rituals of marriage. It is natural to eat healthy raw food, whereas it is unnatural to feed upon corpses. It’s great to feel the universal energy of creation while its futile to be hysterical about religion. Intent will help you learn how to reboot your mind and realign yourself with the intent of divine intelligence. It provides insights and methodologies to heal and transform the central facets of your life, be it health, mind, relationship, money or spirituality. It shows how natural laws can help us lead a gratifying life. Are you seeking peace, joy and abundance? Then this investigation is just for you. Diving deeper into the enigma of life and death, it echoes the wisdom to resonate with spiritual magnificence.

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

By Tim Price
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408172895
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: the-radicalisation-of-bradley-manning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bradley Manning is the 24-year-old US soldier accused of the release of thousands of US embassy emails to Wikileaks. On Friday 16th December 2011, his pre-trial hearing opened in Fort Meade in Maryland. Manning faces a maximum sentence of life in custody with no chance of parole. But just a few years ago, he was a teenager in west Wales. How does his story impact on the people he left behind, and who is responsible for his 'radicalisation'? The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning aims to place him in the pantheon of great Welsh radicals, from the Chartists to Aneurin Beva. This young soldier, who names the president of the United States as a defence witness, knows bus timetables around Haverfordwest. This young man who played a part in the Arab spring, knows the trials of schoolboy rugby. This young soldier who apparently chose his moral code over his military one, speaks rudimentary Welsh. Tim Price's trademark humanity, warmth and wit depicts a complex portrait of Manning as a modern-day, troubled and flawed martyr, but a martyr nonetheless.

Sound Tracks

By John Connell,Chris Gibson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134699123
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 739
  • Pdf File: sound-tracks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.

Tim Price Plays: 1

By Tim Price
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474221971
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 811
  • Pdf File: tim-price-plays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introduced by the author, this is the first collection of Tim Price's plays. The winner of the 2013 James Tait Black Prize for Drama, Tim Price's work includes For Once; Salt, Root and Roe; The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning; I'm With the Band; Protest Song and Under the Sofa (published here for the first time). For Once: Through a series of interweaving accounts, For Once cuts to the heart of a family and a community turned upside down by unimaginable tragedy. Salt, Root and Roe: A wry, heart-breaking drama of love, grief and acceptance set against the mythical backdrop of North Pembrokeshire. The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning: This award-winning play tackles one of the most controversial political stories of our age, placing it in the context of other great Welsh radicals, from the Chartists to Aneurin Bevan. I'm With the Band: A witty response to the Scottish Independence debate in which an Englishman, a Northern Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman struggle to maintain the previous harmony of their rock band. Protest Song: Price's funny and savage monologue which explores the reality of the Occupy movement through Danny who sleeps rough on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. Under the Sofa: Previously unpublished, Under the Sofa is a mother's monologue about the experience of her son being in prison for a violent crime.

Give the Anarchist a Cigarette

By Mick Farren
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446412482
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 903
  • Pdf File: give-the-anarchist-a-cigarette.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through a long and chequered career, Mick Farren has functioned as a writer, poet, rock star, recording artist, rabble-rouser, critic and commentator, and even won a protracted obscenity trial at the Old Bailey. After resisting the idea for a long time, he has finally written his own highly personal and insightful account of the British counterculture in the 1960s and '70s, from the perspective of one who was right there in the thick of it. With a continuing and unashamed commitment to the tradition of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, he recounts a rollercoaster odyssey - sometimes violent and often hilarious - from early beatnik adventures in Ladbroke Grove, through the flowering hippies to the snarl of punk. He gives a firsthand, insider's account of the chaos, disorder and raging excess of those two highly excessive decades. At the centre of the book is Farren's career in the underground, as the man on the door at the UFO club, driving spirit at IT and, of course, lead singer with the Social Deviants. He describes his encounters with the celebrated and the notorious, who range from Jimi Hendrix and Germaine Greer to Julie Burchill and Sid Vicious, and concludes that the pop history of bohemian culture does not neatly divide itself into easy decades, but continues to this day, perhaps in different guises, but frequently with the same goals and motivations.

Songs of Social Protest

By Aileen Dillane,Martin J. Power,Eoin Devereux,Amanda Haynes
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1786601273
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: songs-of-social-protest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Songs of Social Protest is a comprehensive, cutting-edge companion guide to music and social protest globally. Bringing together established and emerging scholars from a range of fields, it explores a wide range of examples of, and contexts for, songs and their performance that have been deployed as part of local, regional and global social protest movements.

England's Dreaming

By Jon Savage
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571261191
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 119
  • Pdf File: england-s-dreaming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WINNER OF THE RALPH J. GLEASON AWARD INCLUDES FOREWORD BY JOHNNY MARR Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. A pop-culture classic full of anecdote, insight and exclusive interviews, England's Dreaming tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock 'n' roll band and the cultural moment they came to define. 'The definitive history of the English punk movement.' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'Still the strongest history of punk.' GUARDIAN 'The best book about punk rock and pop culture ever.' NME

A History of Fascism in France

By Chris Millington
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350006556
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 555
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-fascism-in-france.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A History of Fascism in France explores the origins, development, and action of fascism and extreme right and fascist organisations in France since the First World War. Synthesizing decades of scholarship, it is the first book in any language to trace the full story of French fascism from the First World War to the modern National Front, via the interwar years, the Vichy regime and the collapse of the French Empire. Chris Millington unpicks why this extremist political phenomenon has, at times, found such fervent and widespread support among the French people. The book chronologically surveys fascism in France whilst contextualizing this within the broader European and colonial frameworks that are so significant to the subject. Concluding with a useful historiographical chapter that brings together all the previously explored aspects of fascism in France, A History of Fascism in France is a crucial volume for all students of European fascism and France in the 20th century.

Turning Points

By Herb Colling
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1896219810
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : History
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: turning-points.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Detroit Riot of 1967 marked a turning point in the attitudes and behaviour of people in all walks of life in the Border Cities. As the citizens of Windsor watched their nearest neighbour burn, the way they felt about Detroit changed radically.

Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage

By David Pritchard
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137305533
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 433
  • Pdf File: riot-unrest-and-protest-on-the-global-stage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this collection, leading international scholars examine riots and protest in a range of countries and contexts, exploring the major social transformations of rioting and the changing dynamics, interpretation and potency of unrest in a globalised era.

Popular Music and the Politics of Novelty

By Pete Dale
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501307061
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: popular-music-and-the-politics-of-novelty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Popular music, today, has supposedly collapsed into a 'retromania' which, according to leading critic Simon Reynolds, has brought a 'slow and steady fading of the artistic imperative to be original.' Meanwhile, in the estimation of philosopher Alain Badiou, a significant political event will always require 'the dictatorial power of a creation ex nihilo'. Everywhere, it seems, at least amongst commentators of a certain age and type, pessimism prevails with regards to the predominant aesthetic preferences of the twenty first century: popular music, supposedly, is in a rut. Yet when, if ever, did the political engagement kindled by popular music amount to more than it does today? The sixties? The punk explosion of the late 1970s? Despite an on-going fixation upon these periods in much rock journalism and academic writing, this book demonstrates that the utilisation of popular music to promote political causes, on the one hand, and the expression of dissent through the medium of 'popular song', on the other hand, remain widely in practice today. This is not to argue, however, for complacency with regards to the need for expressions of political dissent through popular culture. Rather, the book looks carefully at actual usages of popular music in political processes, as well as expressions of political feeling through song, and argues that there is much to encourage us to think that the demand for radical change remains in circulation. The question is, though, how necessary is it for politically-motivated popular music to offer aesthetic novelty?