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

Author/Creator:
Doyle, Mark, 1977- author.
Publication:
London : Reaktion Books, 2020.
Series:
Reverb series
Reverb
Format/Description:
Book
248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Kinks (Musical group).
Kinks (Musical group) -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
Rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
Homes.
Rock musicians.
England.
England -- London.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliography (pages 231-234), discography (pages 235-238), and index.
ISBN:
178914230X
9781789142303
OCLC:
1113880513
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