Peter Shapiro

Turn the Beat Around

£8.99
  • Peter Shapiro - Turn the Beat Around
5th March 2020 / Paperback / Faber & Faber

Peter Shapiro

Turn the Beat Around

£8.99

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits – books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

Disco emerged from the fall-out of the Black Power Movement and an almost exclusively gay scene in a blaze of poppers, strobe lights, tight trousers, hysterical diva vocals and synthesized beats in the late sixties. As a genre, disco radically re-defined the sensibility of the seventies to the extent where reactionary rockers felt the need to launch a paranoid 'Disco Sucks' campaign at the end of the decade.

Featuring artists such as Chic, Sylvester, Donna Summer and Frank Grasso, Turn the Beat Around illustrates why and how disco changed the face of popular culture forever.

The entire series has been designed by Luke Bird and look AMAZING.

Format /Paperback
Released /5th March 2020
Catalogue / 9780571359820
Barcode / 9780571359820
Artist / Peter Shapiro
Label /Faber & Faber
Genre / Books
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