Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics (Hardback)
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Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics (Hardback)

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Hardback 688 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Adam Ant. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics. 'Excellent' Guardian 'Hugely enjoyable' Irish Times 'Dazzling' LRB 'Fascinating' New Statesman 'An absolute must-read' GQ One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music - making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles. In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it. For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571353439
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 1060 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 49 mm
Edition: Main

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“From the nihilism of punk to the glamour of the Blitz Kids - a fabulous read”

Razor Blades! Safety Pins!
Big Hair! Big Shoulderpads!
There you go. The 1970’s and the 1980’s summed up in 8 words.
Or are they? There’s much more to these decades than clichés and ‘Sweet Dreams’ aims to tell the... More

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“essential read for music fans”

this is a fascinating and really entertaining tribute to a crucial time in our music and cultural history so entertainingly written with a mixture of personal biography and documentary interview. it feels so authentic... More

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“Sprawling History of the 'glam' music era”

Having looked back over the last three books I have read, I realise that they all have one thing in common, music.
This book although it is the story of the New Romantics, it is much more than just about the music.... More

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