This is a biography of the city of Liverpool through the music of the last five decades. It has been one of the most important cities in the world of popular music.
There is the obvious stuff of course, but Du Noyer shows how this town has never really let up and has moved through a variety of different "scenes" right up to the present day. It has produced many of the world's best bands.
The book sets the musical output in its social and political context demonstrating how the unique circumstances of the city have given rise to this unique output.
The story is written in a convincing, entertaining and engaging manner, reflecting what is attractive about the city itself. It's a great story and one well worth reading.
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