33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day

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Harper Collins, Apr 5, 2011 - Music - 688 pages
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Dorian Lynskey is one of the most prominent music critics writing today. With 33 Revolutions Per Minute, he offers an engrossing, insightful, and wonderfully researched history of protest music in the twentieth century and beyond. From Billie Holiday and Woodie Guthrie to Bob Dylan and the Clash to Green Day and Rage Against the Machine, 33 Revolutions Per Minute is a moving and fascinating portrait of a century of popular music that tried to change the world.
 

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Contents

Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome
33
Country Joe and the Fish IFeelLike
87
James Brown Say It Loud
109
Plastic Ono Band Give Peace a Chance
126
Crosby Stills Nash and Young Ohio
159
Gil ScottHeron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
180
Stevie Wonder Living for the City
195
partIII 19731977 chilenigeriajamaica
213
Crass How Does It Feel?
340
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Two Tribes
356
U2 Pride In the Name of Love
368
part V
427
Huggy Bear Her Jazz
447
The Prodigy feat Pop Will Eat Itself
462
Manic Street Preachers Of Walking Abortion
476
Rage Against the Machine Sleep Now
489

Victor Jara Manifiesto
215
Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 Zombie
231
Max Romeo and the Upsetters War Ina Babylon
245
19771987
263
The Clash White Riot
265
Carl Bean I Was Born This Way
283
Linton Kwesi Johnson Sonnys Lettah AntiSus Poem
299
The Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia
315
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five feat Melle Mel and Duke Bootee The Message
329
Steve Earle John Walkers Blues
506
Green Day American Idiot
521
Acknowledgments
539
Sources
573
Index
637
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About the author (2011)

Dorian Lynskey is a music writer for the Guardian. He also writes for Q, The Word, and Spin, among other publications. 33 Revolutions Per Minute is his first book.

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