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Rebel Musix

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19th September 2024

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399601740

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Rebel Musics brings together the best writing from Vivien Goldman’s career as a trailblazing music writer at Sounds, NME, Melody Maker and other music publications over her four decades on the frontlines of radical culture. From the seventies squats of Brixton and Notting Hill hanging out with The Slits, Dennis Bovell and John Lydon, to downtown New York, the Lagos of Fela Kuti and Kingston, Jamaica in the court of Bob Marley and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the pieces in this collection document the career of a writer who was always prepared to embrace the sounds emerging from the streets and the underground, whether that be punk, reggae, funk or Afrobeat.

Ahead or her time in so many ways as a radical feminist thinker about music and its impact on the culture, Vivien Goldman’s legacy is one of listener turned evangelist; a writer who has always been hip to the beat whose influence in music writing is evergreen and ever present.