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The rhythm and the tide : Liverpool, The La's and ever after
The rhythm and the tide : Liverpool, The La's and ever after
Badger, Mike2015
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Liverpool in the 1980s: with prospects for the city's youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space and The Lightning Seeds, giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour for the city. Foremost of the bands to emerge from this ill-fated scheme was The La's. Inspired by a chance meeting with Captain Beefheart, Mike Badger formed the band with the enigmatic Lee Mavers. Featuring everyone from Arthur Lee to Frank Sidebottom, Jonathan Richman to Half Man Half Biscuit, 'The Rhythm and the Tide' is both the personal story of a restlessly creative individual and a reflection on the ebb and flow of the music scene in the city that he loves.
Main title:
Author:
Badger, Mike, authorPeacock, Tim, author
Imprint:
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.
Collation:
288 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9781781382585 (pbk)
Dewey class:
781.421660922781.42166
Language:
English
BRN:
1812305
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