Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present Three Day Week - When The Lights Went Out 1972-1975 - Various Artists - Musik - ACE - 0029667093927 - March 29, 2019

Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present Three Day Week - When The Lights Went Out 1972-1975

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Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present Three Day Week - When The Lights Went Out 1972-1975

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Britain wasn't on its own in having a thoroughly miserable 1973: O Lucky Man! and Badlands both found a great year to premiere, while Watergate brought America to a new low. But America didn't still have back-to-backs and outside bogs. Tens of thousands of Britons remained housed in wartime pre-fabs and sub-standard dwellings. The bright new colours of the post-war Festival of Britain and Harold Wilson's talk in the 60s of the "white heat of technology" now seemed very distant as strikes, inflation, and food and oil shortages laid Britain low. What had gone wrong? And what did pop music have to say about it?

Compiled by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, "Three Day Week" follows on from their highly acclaimed "English Weather", "Paris In The Spring" and "State Of The Union" compilations. It amplifies the noise of a country which was still unable to forget the war, even as it watched the progressive post-war consensus disintegrating. We hear shrugs and cynicism, laughter through gritted teeth, melancholy, and a real anger that would rise to the surface with punk a few years later.

WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT 1972-1975

Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Released March 29, 2019
EAN/UPC 0029667093927
Label ACE CDCHD1542
Genre Pop
Dimensions 142 125 10 mm   ·   103 g