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By David Pilgrim,Richard Ormrod

The emergence of Thatcherism round 1980, which ushered in a interval of neo-liberalism in British politics that also resonates at the present time, led musicians, like different artists, to reply to their context of construction. This booklet makes use of the early paintings of 1 of those musicians, Elvis Costello, to discover the connection among well known track and politics in a single historic interval. it isn't a biography yet an exploration of the interplay among an artistic musician's works and their context of constraint and chance. Pilgrim and Ormrod unpack the political which means of Thatcherism and care for concerns bobbing up in that political context approximately Costello's existence yet which had resonance for lots of others on the time (and nonetheless do). those themes contain the politics of race, category, gender and growing old, emphasising the routine subject matter of nostalgia in smooth and post-modern lifestyles. through the e-book examples are supplied of Costello's songs and the way they paintings musically to demonstrate or stimulate the contextual dialogue. The publication could be of important curiosity to musicologists, sociologists and social psychologists.

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