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The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-detached


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The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-detached - Doyle, Mark
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Of all the great British bands to emerge from the 1960s, none had a stronger sense of place than the Kinks. Often described as the archetypal English band, they were above all a quintessentially working-class band with a deep attachment to London. Mark Doyle examines the relationship between the Kinks and their city, from their early songs of teenage rebellion to their album-length works of social criticism. He finds fascinating and sometimes surprising connections with figures as diverse as Edmund Burke, John Clare and ...

The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-detached 2020, Reaktion Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781789142303