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A very positive review of Brit Wits: A History of British Rock Humor in the Los Angeles Review of Books

A very positive review of Brit Wits: A History of British Rock Humor in the Los Angeles Review of Books:

http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=766

“For the uninitiated. ‘British rock wit’ may seem like Ellis’s invention of a subculture, but the links between British rock music and sociopolitical comedy are myriad, thrilling and very real. In a roughly chronological narrative, pinned to 60 years of musical history, Ellis explores these links while providing key political context and fascinating sociological analysis. This book is more than a rundown of the thousand witty songs you’ve got to hear before you die; it’s a study of how some of Britain’s most intelligent artists reacted to their political landscape by effectively subverting the mainstream.”

Congratulations to author Iain Ellis

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