Wheels Out of Gear: 2-Tone, The Specials and a World in Flame (2017 edition)

Wheels Out of Gear: 2-Tone, The Specials and a World in Flame (2017 edition)

by Dave Thompson

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Wheels Out of Gear: 2-Tone, The Specials and a World in Flame (2017 edition) by Dave Thompson

New (2017) edition of a book first published in 2004, WHEELS OUT OF GEAR is a vibrant exploration of the 2-Tone, Mod and Oi! movements of the late 1970s and early '80s, set against the turbulent backdrop of Thatcher's Britain.

To a soundtrack provided by the Specials, the Jam, the Angelic Upstarts and more, Britain reeled beneath a firestorm of brutal, and constantly escalating political confrontation.

Wheels Out of Gear is an unflinching portrait of this tumultuous time, a stoy which Uncutmagazine described as "a fine book that is as much social history as musical biography," and Record Collector called "a fascinating and essential account of what happened, the way we remember it."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544024585
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Dave Thompson is the author of over 100 books, including the punk history London's Burning: True Adventures on the Front Lines of Punk, 1976-1977; Twenty-Five Years in the Reptile House: British Gothic Rock, 1976-2001 and biographies of David Bowie, Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain and more.

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