Books > Shake Rattle and Rain: Popular Music Making in Manchester 1955 - 1995 by CP Lee
Shake Rattle and Rain: Popular Music Making in Manchester 1955 - 1995 by CP Lee; front cover detail
Published: 7 October 2002
Publisher: Hardinge Simpole
ISBN: 1 84382 049 8 Paperback / 1 84382 049 X Hardback
© CP Lee 2002
Cover design © Nick Jackson 2002
From the back cover
All roads lead to Rome but in this book they lead to Manchester, specifically its music scene. In Shake Rattle and Rain, CP Lee charts the emergence and development of a phenomenon that has brought the world artists and performers such as 10CC, John Mayall, Simply Red, New Order, The Smiths, Inspiral Carpets and Oasis, to name but a few.
Combining oral history and personal observation, this book provides an invaluable insight into what has made Manchester such an innovative, creative, musical centre over the last five decades - from Beat Clubs to the Haçienda, from Music Force to Factory Records, the Summer of Love and beyond.
CP Lee is a lecturer in Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford. Before that he was a founder member of Mancunian Rock iconoclasts Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias. He has written two books on Bob Dylan, published by Helter Skelter, and numerous articles on a variety of other topics for magazines and other media. He is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio and still plays music on a regular basis.