Young Soul Rebels

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Young Soul Rebels

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Title: Young Soul Rebels

Author: Stuart Cosgrove

Publisher: Polygone

Publication Date: 2017

ISBN: 9781846973932

Format: Paperback 

Pages: 312

Dimensions: 19 x 13cm

Weight: 0.3kg

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Nothing will ever compare to the amphetamine rush of my young life and the night I was nearly buggered by my girlfriend's uncle in the Potteries...The opening line of Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebel sets up a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene, and takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous - The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier - the bootleggers that made it infamous, the splits that threatened to divide the scene, the great unknown records that built its global reputation and the crate-digging collectors that travelled to America to unearth unknown sounds.The book sweeps across fifty years of British life and places the northern soul scene in a social context - the rise of amphetamine culture, the policing of youth culture, the north-south divide, the decline of coastal Britain, the Yorkshire Ripper inquiry, the rise of Thatcherism, the miners' strike, the rave scene and music in the era of the world wide web.Books have been written about northern soul before but never with the same erudition and passion. Young Soul Rebel nails a scene that is as popular today as it was in its heyday in the 1970s.

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Publisher: Polygone
Author: Stuart Cosgrove
Format: Paperback
Product Code: 9781846973932
Weight: 0.3kg