Caught by the River

33 Revolutions Per Minute

19th March 2011

“A scrupulously researched, elegantly written and highly absorbing account of the intersection of politics and music.” – The Independent / “You’ll never listen to the radio the same way again… Lynskey brings songs you take for granted back to life while making ‘difficult’ songs seem approachable.” – Elle / “Superbly written, expertly researched. ” – Shortlist

Dorian Lynskey’s recently published book is the story of revolution rock – a series of discourses on protest songs from Strange Fruit through to American Idiot. It’s totally brilliant. Dorian – a writer for Q and The Guardian amongst others – has managed to brilliantly dissect the schizoid politics of the second half of the 20th century through the pivotal protest songs that spawned from the times. Highly recommended.

Dorian will be our guest reader at the ‘Caught by the River presents The Head And The Heart’ show in London on April 12th.