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An insightful biography of a fascinating music collective and it's members.,
This review is from: Songs in the Key of Fife: The Intertwining Stories of the Beta Band, King Creosote, KT Tunstall, James Yorkston and the Fence Collective (Paperback)
It takes a Fifer to know a Fifer. Not only is Vic Galloway a revered Radio DJ and host at T in the Park, he is also a musician and a Fifer who spent his early years in the company of many of the subjects of this excellent book. The essence of Fence was support and respect whilst allowing themselves to work individually but helping each other at the same time. A true collective.
It takes a lot of like minded individuals to make the community ethic work. It was a good balance and it's a great story. This wonderful book is like ten separate biographies of artists whose life and work intertwine as part of the greatest biography of all....Fence itself. The shop, the lable and the collective. The authors close relationship with many of the subjects has allowed him to explore far deeper than conventional biographies and reveal many frank and deeply personal insights into the lives and movements of this unique and inspirational organisation. This wonderful book is particularly relevant because it's release coincides with a new chapter as the original Fence reaches the end of it's natural life and is about to evolve in to two new and exciting futures.
I loved this book and it left me revisiting so many of my treasured albums and seeking out new ones, all of which are covered in this exquisitely researched work. Highly recommended!!
Songs in the Key of Fife: The Intertwining Stories of the Beta Band, King Creosote, KT Tunstall, James Yorkston and the Fence Collective(5 customer reviews)