33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History Of Protest Songs Book
by Dorian Lynskey
I read this years ago and remember really liking it, impressed by the broadness and thorougherness of its scope, covering so much more than the obvious Clash, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan etc. Yes, there is a chapter on Crass, and the Dead Kennedys, but it was the terrirory less explored by the average punk brain that became the real points of interest: Victor Hara, Edwin Starr, Fela Kuti, Linton Kwesi Johnson etc. It is vast too, a huge volume, over eight hundred pages long, and always sticking to a fanzine-like readability, wholesome and educational without becoming a chore.
paperback 844 pages, 13cm x 2ocm. (RRP £12.99)