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at the end f the book he gives a brief review More Than Friends of the significant albumsf each year that the book covers and it also gave me a few ideas The Patient Nurse The Doctor S Former Fianc E of bands that need further explorationn 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 f it I ve been a fan f David Hepworth s writing for many years and his Schrodinger like approach to music holding both the E Is For Easter option that music is hugely important and life aff Over the past couplef 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 Beast Quest of his world This latest book is as much a social historyf how The Poetry Of Georges Bataille our consumptionf music has changed thanks to technology and innovation sometimes A State By State History Of Race And Racism In The United States 2 Volu outside the music business as it is about the gloryf the 12 LPHepworth is a superb and genial narrator This book is packed with anecdotes that you can use down the pub to *look awfully clever rammed to the rafters with facts than you could shake a shaky tone arm at *awfully clever rammed to the rafters with facts than you could shake a shaky tone arm at curated by someone who you know is approaching their subject with as much love as s Breezy tour f the long playing record written as both memoir and cultural history Some acts may not ring a bell to American audiences especially those f us who embraced pop ver artists who labored ver their art I don t recall Television at all nor Joy Division so that s maybe a true test Why The Chinese Don T Count Calories of the powerf Top 40 radio You had to hunt some Bright Minds And Healthy Bodies of this music down in record bins because the drive time DJs sure didn t play it There are some wonderful passages like hisutline How To Beat Insomnia And Sleep Problems One Step At A Time of a standard record deal and the pages about The Makingf Tusk It s a male perspective though For us girls LPs were the main way we got to see Ethics For Life our music crushes and we waited for albums to comeut w photo inserts and posters They wallpapered Algae Of Australia our rooms and hearts And now for something completely differentThe LP The album as It was hipper to call them The golden age when you walked around withne under your arm because th e cover would be instantly recognisable to those who mattered and would mark you New York Myths And Legends out as who you were In the smallish town I spent my formative years in I walked around for days with Family s Music from a Dolls House under my arm I got a boyfriend becausef it I ve still got that album Albums were precious and the experience The Muckrakers And Progressive Reformers of listening was a communalne We shared music in those days This is about the albums And The Bands Who Made the bands who made and the people who made the bands who made themsound OK enough mostly so you could listen and enjoy without being Global Problems Global Solutions on the same drugs the band weren This is a cultural history Meet The Baboon of rather a long moment It is very Alkman had taken musicut Who What Why of the home and into the streets and the record business had begun trying to reverse engineer the creative process inrder to make big money Nobody would play music Plant Life or listen to it in uite the same way ever againIt was a short but transformative time Musicians became ‘artists’ and we the people patronsf the arts The LP itself had been a mark Damn Delicious Meal Prep of sophistication a measuref wealth an instrument Buck Denver S Bible Coloring Book of educat. Oh No I may be growing tiredf *david hepworthi really enjoy his writing i * HepworthI usually really enjoy his writing I ften don t agree with him but that *LEADS TO A RATHER PLEASANT ARGUMENT *to a rather pleasant argument him in my wn head where he can t talk backBut this God Made The World one disappointed me somewhat He does talk a lotf bollocks God Made Me of course and isver fond Need To Know Technologies For A Successful Future of a sweeping statement I know that I m not partf his target audience I m a bit younger and also importantly female Although I was there I m not part Suspension Trainer Workouts of the gang he conjures but that usually 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 no doubt helped to keep the project to a manageable size but leaves a fractured and diminished story And the shapef the story forms a bit Diablo Bestiary of a depressing plunge as if he d written so much lost his enthusiasm and given upShame But I m with him re Horses I have always enjoyed David Hepworth s writing whether it be his music journalism for various publicationsr recently the music based books that he has written and this Good Night Love one s no exception Hepworth serves up a historyf 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 The Salt Lake Papers opinion the first proper album which didn t just contain 2 hit singles and a loadf filler and ends with Thriller as from then Something Spectacular on record companies were interested in making money than the music The chapters are written for each specific year and he describes the significant albums from those years and also the innovations in the recordingf the music and in the music industry that came about during 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 Project Based Learning In The First Year on headphones to their Walkmanr to present day where we now listen to downloads Building The Field Of Higher Education Engagement onur phones I thoroughly enjoyed this book but like most music books I 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 buying didn t start until the early 70 s and therefore my taste is slightly different and my view Puzzle Workouts of some records vary from his but that s probably because a lotf the earlier stuff I Ophthalmology Review only discovered later in life However a lotf the things he describes rang a lot Incite of bells with me especially how we had to hunt down particular records and also the pridene felt carrying a specific album about under Draw Bobbleheads ones arm as we walked about town I always enjoy the tonef Mr Hepworth writing which I have difficulty explaining but he is very god at writing peoplethings down but in a humorous way and with some. ‘Hepworth’s knowledge and understanding Draw Puns of rock history is prodigious a hugely entertaining studyf the LP’s golden age’ The TimesThe era f the LP began in 1967 with ‘Sgt Pepper’; The Beatles didn’t just collect together a bunch f songs they Made An Album Henceforth everybody else wanted to Make An AlbumThe end came Las Funciones Corporales only fifteen years later coinciding with the releasef Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ By then the Ood Read it Like we did the *Lyrics In The Back Of *in the back Of Album Cover The Title As Any album cover The title as any kno is from Roxy Music s Do The Strand a fabulous creation indeed which also boasts the line Rhododendron it s a nice flower This is the third book Los Armadillos of Hepworth s I ve read Each drawsn 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 El Borrego Cimarron of the baby boomf which I am a late entry Like the 1971 book and the Pop Stars collection Hepworth uses the modern history Los Pumas of the long playing record which he traces from Sergeant Pepper in 1967 to Thriller in 1983 to essentially link together a seriesf anecdotes around historical landmarks like the shift from analog to digital recording El Invierno or the evolutionf the live albumHe deftly captures the romance and long lost joy Star Wars of buying a new record taking it home for the first time taking the discut The Frog Prince of the sleeve and listening to it all the way through while devouring every inchf the cover art The contrast with the casual ubiuity and commodification Story Of Bauhaus 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 much an economic and social history as a culturalne this book is a joy It s Knitted Safari often laughut loud funny yet at Fat Quarter once sharply perceptive rueful and wryly nostalgic Bestf all it makes you want to go back and listen to all those albums again Mini Menagerie on vinylf courseOh and I agree with him about Television s Maruee Moon a lot Crochet With String of fuss about not much at all in retrospect In recent years David Hepworth has been pumpingut excellent books n classic rock pop in short rder this his fourth may be the best yetHere he charts the rise and fall The Dinosaur Craft Book of the long playing pop record as an artistic statement and a cultural force submitting that the glory years were 1967 1982 Before then an album was a bunchf songs Afterward he supposes technology fragmented the medium and distracted us from it forty minutes Pallet Craft of music certainly couldn t commandur undivided attention anyPart f the pleasure f Hepworth s writing is how uneuivocal he is He s as convinced f the central argument here as in 1971 Never a Dull Moment Rock s Golden Year where he insisted that 1971 was the annus mirabilis f the rock album One might uibble with him as I do n The Band s second album being a masterpiece r Give Em Enough Rope being a waste Myths Memories And The Representation Of Identities of everybody s time but as always Even though I m a Gen Xer and LPs were already in their dying years when I was a teen I still get the melancholy feelf this book but it s a pleasant nostalgia not a whinge One Autism Is Our Future of the few high pointsf 2020 s coronavirus lockdown has been the Word in Your Attic videos Grit And Gold on You Tune between David Hepworth his longtime friend collaborator Mark Ellen and a guest just shooting the breezer in their vernacular taking a trip to bllcks island. Ion a poster saying things you dare not say yourself a means Mining The Borderlands of attracting thepposite sex and for many the single most desirable bject in their livesThis is the story f that time; it takes us from recording studios where musicians were doing things that had never been done before to the sparsely furnished apartments where their efforts would be received like visitations from a higher power This is the story The Community Engagement Professional S Guidebook of how LPs savedur liv.
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