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Author Doyle, Mark, 1977- author.

Title The Kinks : songs of the semi-detached / Mark Doyle.

Publication Info. London : Reaktion Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Kinks DOY    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Reverb
Reverb series.
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 213-234), discography (pages 235-238), and index.
Summary Of all the great British bands to emerge from the 1960s, none had a stronger sense of place than the Kinks. Often described as the archetypal English band, they were above all a quintessentially working-class band with a deep attachment to London. Mark Doyle examines the relationship between the Kinks and their city, from their early songs of teenage rebellion to their album-length works of social criticism. He finds fascinating and sometimes surprising connections with figures as diverse as Edmund Burke, John Clare and Charles Dickens. More than just a book about the Kinks, this is a book about a social class undergoing a series of profound changes, and about a group of young men who found a way to describe, lament and occasionally even celebrate those changes through song.
Contents Introduction : a face in the crowd -- The North London post-war affluent society blues -- The Kinks vs swinging London -- Ready, steady, stop! (or, rock music as historic preservation) -- The glory of being boring -- Muswell hillbillies vs big brother.
Subject Kinks (Musical group)
Kinks (Musical group) -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
Rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
Added Title Songs of the semi-detached
ISBN 9781789142303 (paperback)k
178914230X (paperback)

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