A thrilling, panoramic history of popular music from the birth of recorded sound to the present day.
Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music and social and cultural history for over thirty years. His books include the acclaimed There's a Riot Going on- Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of '60s Counter-culture and The Man Who Sold the World- David Bowie and the 1970s.
"Witty and compelling" Esquire "Dauntlessly comprehensive, elegantly parlayed survey of pop's recorded history" MOJO "a great history book, read it and stream" -- Max Bell Record Collector "What Electric Shock imparts... is delight and curiosity in the music it chronicles with such pithy vivacity." -- Neil Spenser Guardian "this magnificent book is highly recommended for anyone with more than a passing interest in popular music over the last century or so" -- Alwyn Turner Literary Review