Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Music and Politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge

Daniel Rachel



Recipient of the prestigious Penderyn Music Book Prize, “Walls Come Tumbling Down” chronicles the transformative era from 1976 to 1992 when music and politics intertwined in unprecedented ways within Britain’s cultural landscape. Daniel Rachel explores how musicians and their followers catalyzed social change, emphasizing that “the political stance of musicians was as crucial as their lyrics.” Through a tapestry of voices including activists, artists, musicians, and policymakers, the book traces the ebbs and flows of three influential movements—Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge—illustrating their profound impact on both the music scene and societal evolution during that period.


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Publication Date: 18/05/2017

Format: Paperback

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