Arguments Yard: 35 Years Of Ranting Verse And Thrash Mandola
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Launched into public consciousness by John Peel in the early 1980s, poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has since spent thirty five years touring the world as a self-sustaining, one man DIY cottage industry. Having performed over three thousand gigs in twenty four countries, releasing thirty records and seven books of poetry along the way, he pauses here to relate his life story, a tale of ranting verse, punk rock and his relationship with the ever changing, increasingly corporate minded politics of the last five decades. An autobiography like no other, Arguments Yard bounces effortlessly and is full of humour and intellect, and peppered with encounters with notable figures, Arguments Yard demonstrates a depth rarely found in the everyday performer's autobiography, and relates an important social history, being a left wing activist's eyewitness journey through the great political battles and movements of recent times. Rock Against Racism, the Anti-Nazi League, the miners' strikes, the Wapping dispute, Red Wedge, the Poll Tax and campaigns against two Gulf Wars are all analysed from a ring side perspective before the author packs his bags and takes us on another tour of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA or Europe.
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