Rip it up; The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip it up; The Story of Scottish Pop £14.99


The book accompanying the exhibition of the same name, Rip it up charges through the astonishing story of Scottish pop and rock music from the 1950s to the present day, from Lonnie Donegan to Calvin Harris.

Unbelievably for a country its size, Scotland has been at the very cutting edge of the twentieth century's most important, accessible and radical art form.

The book pinpoints countless commercial success stories and artistic underdogs whose work has gone on to influence film, fashion, design, visual art and politics.

Through the music, record labels, release formats, concert venues, memorabilia, festivals, language and identity Rip it up explores the history (so far) of Scotland's most successful pop and rock musicians, and the impression they have made on a global stage.

Published by NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing

224 pages

220 x 196mm


colour + b/w illustrations throughout




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