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Andrew Collins µ 0 READ READ Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography 100 He was a punk He was a soldier He was a flag waver for the Labour Party He is Billy Bragg best known as a passionate political songwriter and urbane folk singer but eually admired for his offbeat love songs Billy Bragg is a British institution who never went out of fashion he was never in fashion in the. I first became aware of Billy Bragg on hearing Between the Wars during the miners strike and his brand of Urban Folk music fitted the times we were living in completely Originally politicised from the records of the Two Tone label and Weller s bands The Jam and The Style Council the songs Billy Bragg was singing seemed to me with a then complete lack of knowledge of folk music to be immediate and resonated I soon needed of what was screaming out of the dansette from the Between the Wars EP and soon complimented this with Life s a Riot and Brewing Up Following Billy through Taxman his difficult Smith s influenced third album and the fantastic pop folk records of Workers Playtime and Don t Try this at Home as well as my own favourite The Internationale convinced me he was the greatest songwriter I d followed and with a limited range that meant my shout along accompaniment wasn t too jarring Billy Bragg concerts were events with or without a band due to his between song banter that joined the dots between the songs with his own back storyAfter a absence in the bathroom with the baby that Billy could return with an album as strong as Bloke on Bloke was an achievement in its own right but to follow this with the Woody Guthrie album Mermaid Avenue was almost beyond beliefWith no drugs busts and his personnel life laid bare in songs such as Saturdays Boy and The Short Answer the uestion remained what kind of a biography can be made out of this Well Andrew Collins gave us a long answer well worth the reading Bragg winning a poetry completion at school tells its own tale and this as well as the details of Bragg s original punk band Riff Raff and the army career make this a well rounded story with Collins tying the personal to the professional to give us the story of the down to earth troubadour we had imaginedThat Bragg is eminently uotable helps this book bubble along as does Collins humour and encyclopaedic knowledge of music which makes the book a delight to read Read the Bragg confuse the enemy

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Andrew Collins µ 0 READ READ Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography 100 Eep the Tories out Billy Bragg is a one off and Still Suitable for Miners is his official story a portrait of a peerless entertainer and a fearless campaigner growing up in Britain in the years after rock 'n' roll The book includes childhood photos and previously unseen images from Billy's personal archi. Earnest warm and easy to read I enjoyed my time with Andrew Collin s Billy Bragg biography and would recommend it if you re a fan of the socially conscious songwriter or if you re just looking for something a little hopeful and nice

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Andrew Collins µ 0 READ READ Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography 100 First place In America he was chosen as the spiritual heir to legendary protest singer Woody Guthrie beating rival claims from the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young In the UK he surfaced on current affairs TV programmes during the 2001 election dressed as a Roman legionary advocating tactical voting to k. If you are a Billy Bragg fan this is a great readWasn t sure how many stars to give this one really in terms of the way it s written I d say five stars It s an engaging style and often has cross references to Billy s songs and political eventsIn terms of how well it kept me interested I d say three stars so I averaged out at four though to be fair this is about me than the book The first third of the book that deals with Billy growing up and his early years is really interesting for a fan like me and I especially like his early stuff and stopped listening much after the mid 1980s However the rest of the book is well written but it s hard for the biographer to avoid the inevitable seuence of years and starting to list and cover all the events of Billy s life Where this crossed with political or social events it was really interesting but when it was just a listing of different record deals and releases and staffing changes etc it was less so Great for a real music buff but not my cup of tea


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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins I first became aware of Billy Bragg on hearing ‘Between the Wars’ during the miners strike and his brand of Urban Folk music fitted the times we were living in completely Originally politicised from the records of the Two Tone label and Weller’s bands The Jam and The Style Council the songs Billy Bragg was singing seemed to me with a then complete lack of knowledge of folk music to be immediate and resonated I soo

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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins This was a book I approached unsure of what to expect I'd heard all the rhetoric around Billy Braggand I guess it had influenced me slightlyThis wasn't a fast read for me as the book is packed with detail but it's all part of the overall storyMr Bragg comes across as a geuine and sincere decent all round bloke T

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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins Really interesting and not my usual sort of read at all The pop culture history in particular is great for anyone with a vague love of punk and old pop

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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins Andrew Collins µ 0 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Andrew Collins It's taken a few days to settle in but I think I've got a handle on what I think of this biog beyond the 4 stars Biographies are hard to judge as they are balancing acts of sucking up to the protagonist and dishing the dirt between being entertaining and sifting facts There are good ones out there but there are far bad biogs cluttering up

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Andrew Collins PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins Andrew Collins µ 0 READ If you are a Billy Bragg fan this is a great readWasn't sure how many stars to give this one really in terms of the way it's

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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins There's a lot to enjoy in this biography of Bragg It provides a nuanced view of his music and his politics than tend to come over in the general press music or otherwise Having said that Collins still fails to dig deeper into some of the inherent contradictions and paradoxes about things like the Miners strikeThis was the fourth edition of the book that I read but the additions are almost literally that Little editing

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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins READ & DOWNLOAD Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Andrew Collins Earnest warm and easy to read I enjoyed my time with Andrew Collin’s Billy Bragg biography and would recommend it if you’re a fan of the socially conscious songwriter or if you’re just looking for something a little hopeful and nice

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    PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins READ & DOWNLOAD Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Andrew Collins READ Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography Artists like Billy Bragg need to be treasured Not to everyone’s taste I’m sure but has always struck me as tr

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Andrew Collins Andrew Collins µ 0 READ PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins I love Billy but this book was just too safe despite having great access and research it was clear the author was fan than

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    Andrew Collins µ 0 READ PDF or EBOOK (Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners The Official Biography) ß Andrew Collins Billy Bragg is one of those blokes who could be described as a national treasure He has entertained with his own songs influenced by Punk and Folk music He has been involved in many political campaigns through the eighties

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