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Walls Come Tumbling Down
Walls Come Tumbling Down

Walls Come Tumbling Down

Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, Red Wedge


592 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $38.95 (US $38.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781447272687

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Sep 2016)

Price: $38.95


Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history: musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and "the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang." Through the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists, and politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation. Composed of interviews with more than 150 of the key players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a fascinating, polyphonic, and authoritative account of those crucial 16 years in Britain's history.

Author Biography

Daniel Rachel wrote his first song when he was 16 and was the lead-singer in Rachels Basement, which he formed in his early 20s. In 2001, he released his debut solo album, A Simple Twist Of Folk, on Dust Records, followed in 2006 by A Taste Of Money. Daniel is a specialist in Forum Theatre direction.