Book News: Pop Grenade – From Public Enemy to Pussy Riot: Dispatches from Musical Frontlines

1620107_10154006759088957_651000266_nLouder Than War announce the release of a brilliant new book called “Pop Grenade,  ‘From Public Enemy to Pussy Riot: Dispatches from Musical Frontlines'” by Matthew Collin.

The book is a fascinating journey into the worlds of social politics and popular music and the freedom fighter artists whose music and message inspired generations, the underground and movements to take effect.

Author Matthew Collin has had an experienced career as a writer, including time as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Al Jazeera and Agence France-Presse, not an array of popular publications such as Mojo, The Guardian and Mixmag releases the already highly reviewed ‘Pop Grenade’ as one of the books of the year –

“An amazing collection of tales of inspirational courage and madness from the front line of popular culture” – Irvine Welsh

“Matthew Collin has made something of a speciality of exploring and writing about places where popular culture is still a counter-culture, perceived as a threat by authorities, and therefore created and enjoyed at some risk by its practitioners and adherents… This is a smart, bracing and thoughtful book.” – New Humanist

“Collin has a reporter’s eye, a critic’s erudition and a fan’s passion. Whether embedded with ravers in Berlin and Bosnia or protesters in Istanbul and Moscow, he tells vivid and surprising stories about music’s capacity for resistance and change.” – Dorian Lynskey, Author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute

“Music is the weapon of the future; music is the weapon of the progressives; music is the weapon of the givers of life.” – Fela Kuti

Go to Amazon to purchase ‘ Pop Grenade’.

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