Young Soul Rebels: by Stuart Cosgrove : Released

30 May 16

Posted at 7:31

Young Soul Rebels

Stuart Cosgrove has released his most recent work, Young Soul Rebels on Polygon Books. This is a great book from someone who knows the Northern Soul scene but tells his personal history against the backdrop of the social and political climate of the time. The opening lines of Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebels are controversial and compelling unexpected but this is an intimate story. Northern Soul is arguably Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene. This book takes the reader on a journey through the iconic clubs that made it famous , Manchester's Twisted Wheel, Stoke's-The Golden Torch and of course the Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes. The book covers the social context, rise of amphetamine culture, the policing, north-south divide and even stepping out to the rave scene and music in the era of the world wide web...of course lots more. A great read. An image from the Young Souls series, Amy Ireland appears in the book acknowledging the fact that this body of work is significant it the scene and points to the future of this wonderful sub culture.