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This 420pp tome by Stuart Maconie, based on a radio show, has an interesting relation to the Agit Disco project. Here he is mainly looking at big popular hits and how they effected huge swathes of the Brit population. Or how the tunes reflected bigger changes happening in society.

I’m looking forward to get hold of a copy. He seems to be a good writer and gets at some interesting back stories as far as I can tell from the nice review by John Harris with a convenient click-to-hear playlist: Guardian review. The comments are good too. ” It was such a relief to hear that it was about the people rather than the bands.” and especially the comment by ricklee369…

More later…

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