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Howard Sounes: Seventies – The Sights, Sounds and Ideas of a Brilliant Decade

Nicky Charlish, Culture Wars, 21 September 2006

AMUSINGLY STUPID, vulgar, a time of endearingly foolish fashions. These views – according to the book's author – represent the consensus thinking of cultural pundits when it comes to evaluating the 1970s. How well does he refute them? Does he show that the culture of the Seventies provided something worthwhile? Or was it just Chopper bikes and Showaddywaddy, flares and hair?

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