The Fascist Groove Thing

by Hugh Hodges
The Fascist Groove Thing
  • ISBN-13: 9781629638843
  • Author(s): Hugh Hodges
  • Subject: Music
  • Publisher: Pm Press
  • Imprint: Pm Press
  • Publication Date: 01-07-2021
  • Format: p/b

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The Fascist Groove Thing had many names: Thatcherism, monetarism, neoliberalism, individualism, militarism, nationalism, racism, and anti-unionism for a start. Popular music in Britain responded to this monster either by pretending it didn't exist or by throwing every weapon it could muster at it. This book collects five hundred interesting songs that addressed alarming features of Thatcher's Britain. The notional mixtape 'Whistling in the Dark,' consists of songs about Thatcher's war on trade unions; 'Shopkeepers Arise!' comprises songs about consumerism and the rise of popular capitalism.
About the book

The Fascist Groove Thing had many names: Thatcherism, monetarism, neoliberalism, individualism, militarism, nationalism, racism, and anti-unionism for a start. Popular music in Britain responded to this monster either by pretending it didn't exist or by throwing every weapon it could muster at it. This book collects five hundred interesting songs that addressed alarming features of Thatcher's Britain. The notional mixtape 'Whistling in the Dark,' consists of songs about Thatcher's war on trade unions; 'Shopkeepers Arise!' comprises songs about consumerism and the rise of popular capitalism.