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A Fabulous Creation

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This is the third book Of Hepworth S I Ve Hepworth s I ve Each raws on his long career as a music writer and each serves as an affectionate elegy for the rock n roll era and with it the twilight of the baby boom of which I am a late entry Like the 1971 book and the Pop Stars collection Hepworth uses the modern history of the long playing record which he traces from Sergeant Pepper in 1967 to Thriller in 1983 to essentially link together a series of anecdotes around historical landmarks like the shift from analog to Are You A Physician digital recording or the evolution of the live albumHeeftly captures the romance and long lost joy of buying a new record taking it home for the first time taking the From A Cry To A Sigh disc out of the sleeve and listening to it all the way through whileevouring every inch of the cover art The contrast with the casual ubiuity and commodification of streamed music today is stark There was a ritual to listening to music back then And unlike now it was a communal activity As
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an economic and social history a cultural one this book is a joy It s often laugh out loud funny yet at once sharply perceptive rueful and wryly nostalgic Best of all it makes you want to go back and listen to all those albums again on vinyl of courseOh and I agree with him about Television s Maruee Moon a lot of fuss about not much at all in retrospect One of the few high points of 2020 s coronavirus lockdown has been the Word in Your Attic videos on You Tune between David Hepworth his longtime friend collaborator Mark Ellen and a guest just shooting the breeze or in their vernacular taking a trip to bllcks island Hepworth is a laconic northern Eeyore balancing out the Tiggerish southern enthusiasm of Ellen I m slightly too young to have experienced them on Whistle Test and missed their tenure on Smash Hits but they ve been a constant in my life since the The High Performance Planner Yellow days of Mojo and the much missed Word Magazine This is Hepworth s 4th book and this time he focuses his attention on the heyday of the 12 inch vinyl LP a remarkably short period between 1967 s Sgt Pepper and 1982 s ThrillerBetween those twoates he writes a witty yet erudite paean to the sheer romance of playing music which for the period in uestion was as much about saying who you were or wanted to be as anything else The book is also partly a social history of the period by looking at some of the albums released in each year he also charts the transformation of the music business into the the music industry where musicians were much accountable to the men in suits There are insights and belly laughs on every page and the great joy of reading this which I The 2019 Anvil And Forge Buying Guide did in less than 24 hours was playing some of the albums he wrote about in their entirety as I wasoing so Something I rarely o now since the advent of iTunes and igital streaming Something which has been lost was for a few hours at least conjured back up I ve been a fan of David Hepworth s writing for many years and his Schrodinger like approach to music holding both the option that music is hugely important and life affirming and that music is well only music at one and the same time has huge appeal I may Dragon S Babe disagree with many of his opinions Black Sabbath Good grief but they are always well argued and extremely articulateEnjoyed this latest book immensely and it has made me not only re visit my LP collection yes I still have some but I have as suggested at the very end of the book started to set aside that little 45 minute period too nothing but sit and listen Which is no bad thing And now for something completely The Fire Inside Us differentThe LP The album as It was hipper to call them The golden age when you walked around with one under your arm because th e cover would be instantly recognisable to those who mattered and would mark you out as who you were In the smallish town I spent my formative years in I walked around forays with Family s Music from a Dolls House under my arm I got a boyfriend because of it I ve still got that album Albums were precious and the experience of listening was a comm. The era of the LP began in 1967 with ‘Sgt Pepper’; The Beatles idn’t just collect together a bunch of songs they Made An Album Henceforth everybody else wanted to Make An AlbumThe end came only fifteen years later coinciding with the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ By then the Walkman had taken music out of the home and into the streets and the record business had begun. ,

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Hen an album was a bunch of songs Afterward he supposes technology fragmented the medium and istracted us from it forty minutes of music certainly couldn t command our undivided attention anyPart of the pleasure of Hepworth s writing is how Uneuivocal He Is He S As Convinced Of The Central he is He s as convinced of the central here as in 1971 Never a Dull Moment Rock s Golden Year where he insisted that 1971 was the annus mirabilis of the rock album One might uibble with him as I o on The Band s second album being a masterpiece or Give Em Enough Rope being a waste of everybody s or Give Em Enough Rope being a waste of everybody s but as always he has the courage of his convictions and shows his working in such an entertaining fashionWe might also In Dreams disagree with where toraw a line in the sand 1982 Thriller MTV and the ubiuity of the Sony Walkman and here Hepworth Blacked World does perhaps let stuffy nostalgia for the physical object of the vinyl LP cloud his judgement Even children of the later CD era will have memories much like Hepworth s of gathering an encyclopaedic knowledge of artists they never yet heard from the pages of Melody Maker or NME of saving up pocket money for a trip to the megastore of setting aside an evening to absorb their favourite singer s latest work and so onWhat s hard to argue with is that by 2019 music s value has vanished It s now rented rather than sought out a huge chunk of everything ever recorded is on tap for a monthly fee that s half the price you paid for your first CD in Woolworth s Songs are typically consumed within playlists Often they re heard through the tinniest of kitchen table speakers which is also recording your every conversation and muttered oath for marketing purposes rather than sitting reverentially in front of hi fi separates puzzling over every lyricHepworth is superb at outlining the forces that brought us to this point He characterises the record execs who mostly El Hombre Apocado did care about the music after all and the tech giants who reallyidn t The contrast between a teenager strutting about town with an LP under their arm and one privately soundtracking their life with a Walkman or an iPod is teased out neatly There s a particularly fascinating look at how generation after generation men are forever struggling to reconcile the music they really Target do like with that that they think they ought to like Hepworth s own example is his epiphany that Pink Floyd s Ummagumma was not him and exchanging it for the Fairport Convention s Liege and Lief Hard to fault him there Oh No I may be growing tired of David HepworthI usually really enjoy his writing I uite oftenon t agree with him but that leads to a rather pleasant argument with him in my own head where he can t talk backBut this one 4 disappointed me somewhat Heoes talk a lot of bollocks of course and is over fond of a sweeping statement I know that I m not part of his target audience I m a bit younger and also importantly female Although I was there I m not part of the gang he conjures but that usually Sinful Desires doesn t bother me too much for the reasons aboveI used to find him interesting and informative But this book while it still has some bite seems a little lazy The choice to narrow his scope to just 15 years nooubt helped to keep the project to a manageable size but leaves a fractured and I Figli Del Re diminished story And the shape of the story forms a bit of aepressing plunge as if he The Billionaire S Unwanted Marriage d written so much lost his enthusiasm and given upShame But I m with him re Horses Over the past couple of years David Hepworth has been cementing his already considerable reputation as a pop music writer and commentator with books that leave you feeling simultaneously inadeuate yet brilliantly cleverer for having been in the close proximity of his world This latest book is as much a social history of how our consumption of music has changed thanks to technology and innovation sometimes outside the music business as it is about the glory of the 12 LPHepworth is a superb and genial narrator This book is packed with anecdotes that you can useown the pub to look awfully clever ramme. Rself a means of attracting the opposite sex and for many the single most esirable object in their livesThis is the story of that time; it takes us from recording studios where musicians were oing things that had never been one before to the sparsely furnished apartments where their efforts would be received like visitations from a higher power This is the story of how LPs saved our live. ,
Unal one We shared music in those ays This is about the albums and the bands who made them and the people who made the bands who made themsound OK enough mostly so you could listen and enjoy without being on the same Leaves Of Grass drugs the band were on This is a cultural history of rather a long moment It is very good Read it Like weid the lyrics in the back of the album cover The title as any fule kno is from Roxy Music s Do The Strand a fabulous creation indeed which also boasts the line Rhododendron it s a nice flower Even though I m a Gen Xer and LPs were already in their ying years when I was a teen I still get the melancholy feel of this book but it s pleasant nostalgia not a whinge I have always enjoyed David "hepworth s whether it be his music "s writing whether it be his music for various publications or recently the music based books that he has written and this one s no exception Hepworth serves up a history of the rockpop long playing record from the Beatles 1967 release Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band through to Micheal Jackson s Thriller in 1982 He picks Sgt Pepper as his starting point as basically this was in his opinion the first proper album which idn t just contain 2 hit singles and a load of filler and ends with Thriller as from then on record companies were interested in making money than the music The chapters are written for each specific year and he Judge Dredd describes the significant albums from those years and also the innovations in the recording of the music and in the music industry that came abouturing those years How music went from a communal pursuit where friends would gather round the stereo system listening to the latest albums to it becoming a singular activity where people listened on headphones to their Walkman or to present Drug Lord day where we now listen toownloads on our phones I thoroughly enjoyed this book but like most music books I Summer Of Discontent don t always agree with the author s view but that s music for you I am slightly younger than Mr Hepworth and my serious music buyingidn t start until the early 70 s and therefore my taste is slightly Sentada En M Banco different and my view of some records vary from his but that s probably because a lot of the earlier stuff I onlyiscovered later in life However a lot of the things he The Nutcracker describes rang a lot of bells with me especially how we had to huntown particular records and also the pride one felt carrying a specific album about under ones arm as we walked about town I always enjoy the tone of Mr Hepworth writing which I have Taken Out difficulty explaining but he is very god at writing peoplethingsown but in a humorous way and with some very witty rejoinders I also enjoyed the appendix at the end of the book where he gives a brief review of the significant albums of each year that the book covers and it also gave me a few ideas of bands that need further exploration on my partI look forward to his next publication which is Rock n Roll A Level which I assume will be a a challenging uiz book by the sound of it Breezy tour of the long playing record written as both memoir and cultural history Some acts may not ring a bell to American audiences especially those of us who embraced pop over artists who labored over their art I Quantitative Financial Risk Management don t recall Television at all nor Joy Division so that s maybe a true test of the power of Top 40 radio You had to hunt some of this musicown in record bins because the Solar Twins drive time DJs sureidn t play it There are some wonderful passages like his outline of a standard record eal and the pages about The Making of Tusk It s a male perspective though For us girls LPs were the main way we got to see our music crushes and we waited for albums to come out w photo inserts and posters They wallpapered our rooms and hearts In recent years David and posters They wallpapered our rooms and hearts In recent years David has been pumping out excellent books on classic rock pop in short order this his fourth may be the best yetHere he charts the rise and fall of the long playing pop record as an artistic statement and a cultural force submitting that the glory years were 1967 1982 Before Trying to reverse engineer the creative process in order to make big money Nobody would play music or listen to it in uite the same way ever againIt was a short but transformative time Musicians became ‘artists’ and we the people patrons of the arts The LP itself had been a mark of sophistication a measure of wealth an instrument of education a poster saying things you are not say you.


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