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Billy Bragg He Was A Punk He Was A Soldier He Was A Flag Waver For The Labour Party He Is Billy Bragg, Best Known As A Passionate Political Songwriter And Urbane Folk Singer, But Equally Admired For His Offbeat Love Songs Billy Bragg Is A British Institution Who Never Went Out Of Fashion He Was Never In Fashion In The First Place In America He Was Chosen As The Spiritual Heir To Legendary Protest Singer Woody Guthrie, Beating Rival Claims From The Likes Of Bob Dylan And Neil Young In The UK He Surfaced On Current Affairs TV Programmes During The 2001 Election Dressed As A Roman Legionary Advocating Tactical Voting To Keep The Tories Out Billy Bragg Is A One Off And Still Suitable For Miners Is His Official Story, A Portrait Of A Peerless Entertainer And A Fearless Campaigner Growing Up In Britain In The Years After Rock N Roll The Book Includes Childhood Photos And Previously Unseen Images From Billy S Personal Archive.


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10 thoughts on “Billy Bragg

  1. says:

    I first became aware of Billy Bragg on hearing Between the Wars during the miners strike and his brand of Urban Folk music fitted the times we were living in completely Originally politicised from the records of the Two Tone label and Weller s bands The Jam and The Style Council the songs Billy Bragg was singing seemed to me, with a then complete lack of knowledge of folk music, t


  2. says:

    This was a book I approached, unsure of what to expect I d heard all the rhetoric around Billy Bragg,and I guess it had influenced me slightly.This wasn t a fast read for me, as the book is packed with detail, but it s all part of the overall story.Mr Bragg comes across as a geuine and sincere, decent all round bloke The type of man you d love to have a chat with down the pub, not only for


  3. says:

    Really interesting and not my usual sort of read at all The pop culture history in particular is great for anyone with a vague love of punk and old pop.


  4. says:

    It s taken a few days to settle in, but I think I ve got a handle on what I think of this biog beyond the 4 stars Biographies are hard to judge as they are balancing acts of sucking up to the protagonist and dishing the dirt, between being entertaining and sifting facts There are good ones out there, but there are farbad biogs cluttering up the shelves In theory this feels like it s in the latter category t


  5. says:

    If you are a Billy Bragg fan this is a great read.Wasn t sure how many stars to give this one really, in terms of the way it s written I d say five stars It s an engaging style and often has cross references to Billy s songs and political events.In terms of how well it kept me interested I d say three stars so I averaged out at four, though to be fair, this isabout me than the book The first third of the book that d


  6. says:

    Artists like Billy Bragg need to be treasured Not to everyone s taste I m sure but has always struck me as trying to do the right thing An essential volume if you are a fan Essential.


  7. says:

    Billy Bragg is one of those blokes who could be described as a national treasure He has entertained with his own songs influenced by Punk and Folk music He has been involved in many political campaigns through the eighties to the present day This book is the updated 2007 edition of the biography that describes his time in the army and the time in his early band Riff Raff at the height of Punk It also covers his family background and


  8. says:

    Just finished reading this bio for the second time I m glad I re read it there s a lot I hadn t remembered It was thoroughly enjoyable Definitely for the Bragg fan, though, not for a general audience And for the Bragg fan, it s just GREAT Bill comes off as such a nice guy, genuinely I mean, the book s definitely written by a fan, but Collins no relation, btw does try to get across to his reader that this is no hagiography, and he includes cri


  9. says:

    They say that James brown was the hardest working man in music, but the Bard of Barking, Billy Bragg gives him a run for his money It s quite breathtaking to read about Billy s constant gigging and fundraising on the road The man toured constantly for the best part of ten years and still does today and his work ethic should be an inspiration for any musician wanting to make it in the music industry Still politically motivated, the self proclaimed One


  10. says:

    Billy Bragg, a punkfolkanrachosocialistpunter, may not be known to many in the US, but if you know him, you know how much he matters Collins writes a thorough, engaging biography of an artist growing thr...


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