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The Last Party By John Harris

The Last Party
by John Harris

Drawing on interviews from all the major bands of the Britpop era - including Oasis, Blur, Elastica and Suede - and from music journalists, record executives and those close to government, John Harris charts the rise and fall of this cultural movement.
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The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock by John Harris

Beginning in 1994 and closing in the first months of 1998, the UK passed through a cultural moment as distinct and as celebrated as any since the war. Founded on rock music, celebrity, boom-time economics and fleeting political optimism - this was "Cool Britannia". Records sold in their millions, a new celebrity elite emerged and Tony Blair's Labour Party found itself, at long last, returned to government. Drawing on interviews from all the major bands - including Oasis, Blur, Elastica and Suede - from music journalists, record executives and those close to government, this title charts the rise and fall of the Britpop movement. John Harris was there; and in his book he argues that the high point of British music's cultural impact also signalled its effective demise - if rock stars were now friends of the government, then how could they continue to matter?

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About John Harris


John Harris is a highly respected journalist who has written regular columns the NME, Mojo, Q Magazine, Select, New Statesman and the Independent

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GOR001231525
The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock by John Harris
John Harris
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-05-05
448
000713472X
9780007134724
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