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Billy Bragg is a fantastic song writer even his left wing twoddle makes me smile.
I'm sure he wouldn't be too impressed by that but there you go.


Such a great album! The production on songs like Levi Stubbs' Tears is brilliant and the rawness of A New England and Waiting for the Great Leap Forward show how passionate this man is about music! A must have in your collection!


Born: 20 December 1957 in Barking Town Hall, London, Englan

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Finding inspiration in the righteous anger of punk rock and the socially conscious folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg was the leading figure of the anti-folk movement of the '80s. For most of the decade, Bragg bashed out songs alone on his electric guitar, singing about politics and love. While his lyrics were bitingly intelligent and clever, they were also warm and humane, filled with detail and wit. Even though his lyrics were carefully considered, Bragg never neglected...
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