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The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Kev » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:50 am

The Rhythm and the Tide
Liverpool, The La's and Ever After
Mike Badger and Tim Peacock

ISBN: 9781781382585
Publication: October 16, 2015

£14.95 - $29.95

UK: http://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/60860

US: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-rhythm-and-the-tide-9781781382585

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Liverpool in the 1980s. With prospects for the city’s youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space, the Lightning Seeds and giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour for the city. Foremost of the bands to emerge from this ill-fated scheme was The La’s. Inspired by a chance meeting with Captain Beefheart, Mike Badger formed the band with the enigmatic Lee Mavers. First they conquered the city, and then on the brink of hitting the big time, and eventually inspiring what would become Britpop, Badger quit to form Americana pioneers The Onset, find international recognition as a sculptor, produce album art and videos for some of the country’s biggest bands, before finally co-founding Liverpool’s Viper record label (which has recently released its 100th album). Featuring everyone from Arthur Lee to Frank Sidebottom, Jonathan Richman to Half Man Half Biscuit, and above all with new insights into the early years of the great lost Liverpool band The La's, The Rhythm and the Tide is both the personal story of a restlessly creative individual, and a reflection on the ebb and flow of the music scene in the city that he loves.


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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Gav » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:14 pm

Cool. Any plans for an ebook version does anyone know>
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Tony » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:40 pm

It has an Amazon page too (it's out already if anyone wants to pick it up), but no Kindle version mentioned.

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The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, the La's and Ever After
by Mike Badger (Author), Tim Peacock (Author)

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Liverpool University Press (16 Oct. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781382581
ISBN-13: 978-1781382585
Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 1.8 x 15.8 cm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Rhythm-Tide-Liverpool-After/dp/1781382581

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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby James » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:55 pm

Nice... Cheers
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby ncj1970 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:27 pm

The book arrived earlier this week and I quickly skimmed what I thought to be the most juicy bits (for me) - meeting Lee and starting the La's. It's a good read so far but, as ever, I would love more info on early practice sessions and all the characters involved. However, it does provide some new insights and info on early La's as well as the thinking behind the La's Viper releases - supposedly the third release was going to be brand new stuff from Lee and Mike (Human Race, Robberman etc and Mike Badger songs) that sadly never saw the light of day. In that way, it fills in gaps in Macey's excellent book (In search of the La's).

It's definitely given me fresh inspiration to listen to the Viper stuff. Mike Badger comes across as an all round good guy and it's also great to read about a very young and keen John Power! Some great colour pics as well in the middle section. Overall, worth the cash and one I'm going to read properly from start to finish :D
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Tony » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:19 am

ncj1970 wrote:However, it does provide some new insights and info on early La's as well as the thinking behind the La's Viper releases - supposedly the third release was going to be brand new stuff from Lee and Mike (Human Race, Robberman etc and Mike Badger songs) that sadly never saw the light of day.


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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Tony » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:29 pm

An Evening with Mike Badger, 19th November

https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-e ... /liverpool

Mike Badger was the founder of the now legendary Liverpool guitar band The La's. Written with music journalist Tim Peacock, The Rhythm & The Tide looks at the perfect storm that brought together some of the most talented musicians Liverpool had, and how one creative force had the drive to tie it together.

Liverpool in the 1980s. With prospects for the city's youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space, the Lightning Seeds and giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour for the city. Foremost of the bands to e...merge from this ill-fated scheme was The La's. Inspired by a chance meeting with Captain Beefheart, Mike Badger formed the band with the enigmatic Lee Mavers. First they conquered the city, and then on the brink of hitting the big time, and eventually inspiring what would become Britpop, Badger quit to form Americana pioneers The Onset, find international recognition as a sculptor, produce album art and videos for some of the country's biggest bands, before finally co-founding Liverpool's Viper record label (which has recently released its 100th album). Featuring everyone from Arthur Lee to Frank Sidebottom, Jonathan Richman to Half Man Half Biscuit, and above all with new insights into the early years of the great lost Liverpool band The La's, The Rhythm and the Tide is both the personal story of a restlessly creative individual, and a reflection on the ebb and flow of the music scene in the city that he loves.
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Tony » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:44 am

I couldn't make it, but would like to hear from anyone who did. :)
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby harry » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:01 pm

Didn't go,but heard from Mike that he sold every copy of his book.
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Kev » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:19 pm

He's playing at quicksilver music record shop in Southport on Record Store Day on April 16th.
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Alistair101 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:25 pm

Just finished reading this book. Very enjoyable. I thought the part where Lee and Mike worked together again was particularly interesting. I don't think I ever seriously thought Lee would release anything again (although I always retained hope) and reading the view of someone who has tried to work with him confirms it. I just can't see Lee resolving his internal struggles long enough to get something out there.

It would have been great if Lee and Mike could have recorded the new songs but it wasn't to be.
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby everso » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:05 am

Mike Badger is doing a book reading in NYC on October 26th for "The Rhythm And The Tide"

https://www.facebook.com/events/198130290617095/

Not sure if i'll make it since i have a screening of the Oasis documentary "Supersonic" that same night....but i'd love to drop in even for half an hour......
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Syl » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:34 am

Cheers everso.

There seems to be a free gig, the day before, too.

http://www.thehifibar.com/event/1337285-mike-badger-new-york/

Venue Information:
HiFi Back Room
169 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009

http://thehifibar.com/

*This event is 21 and over*
Tue. October 25, 2016
7:00 pm
HiFi Back Room
$0.00

Michael Clifford "Mike" Badger is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist and sculptor from Liverpool, England. He was co-founder of The La's and went on to form alternative country/roots rockabilly band The Onset in 1988 and The Kachinas in 1996. He is also a partner in Liverpool's independent Viper Label.

In 1997, Badger's first one-man exhibition of recycled art was titled Lost and Found, and was on display in Warrington Museum, which was also on show in Bristol Museum in 1998, and Leicester City Gallery in 1999. In 1999, Badger created several tin sculptures for Liverpool band Space's album "Tin Planet", and for their video of "Avenging Angels".

He has released solo albums including Volume in 1999 and Double Zero in 2000 and has recently archived much of his previously unreleased material with albums that include: Lost La's, Lo Fi Acoustic Excursions by Mike Badger & Friends and Lo Fi Electric Excursions by Mike Badger & Friends, and Mike Badger's Country Side.

In 2006, Mike Badger's sculpture was selected by The Prince's Foundation for Children and The Arts for UK primary school education package, and later that year he began work as the Artist in Residence at ITV Granada, celebrating 50 years of broadcasting.
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby everso » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:00 pm

Syl wrote:Cheers everso.

There seems to be a free gig, the day before, too.

http://www.thehifibar.com/event/1337285-mike-badger-new-york/

Venue Information:
HiFi Back Room
169 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009

http://thehifibar.com/

*This event is 21 and over*
Tue. October 25, 2016
7:00 pm
HiFi Back Room
$0.00

Michael Clifford "Mike" Badger is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist and sculptor from Liverpool, England. He was co-founder of The La's and went on to form alternative country/roots rockabilly band The Onset in 1988 and The Kachinas in 1996. He is also a partner in Liverpool's independent Viper Label.

In 1997, Badger's first one-man exhibition of recycled art was titled Lost and Found, and was on display in Warrington Museum, which was also on show in Bristol Museum in 1998, and Leicester City Gallery in 1999. In 1999, Badger created several tin sculptures for Liverpool band Space's album "Tin Planet", and for their video of "Avenging Angels".

He has released solo albums including Volume in 1999 and Double Zero in 2000 and has recently archived much of his previously unreleased material with albums that include: Lost La's, Lo Fi Acoustic Excursions by Mike Badger & Friends and Lo Fi Electric Excursions by Mike Badger & Friends, and Mike Badger's Country Side.

In 2006, Mike Badger's sculpture was selected by The Prince's Foundation for Children and The Arts for UK primary school education package, and later that year he began work as the Artist in Residence at ITV Granada, celebrating 50 years of broadcasting.


oh wow didn't see that! very cool. do you know if he plays older La's tunes live?
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Re: The Rhythm and the Tide - Mike Badger/Tim Peacock (Book)

Postby Syl » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:17 pm

Picked this up a week or three back, not got around to reading it yet.. Couple of photo pages included. Sample below..

Afrika Bambaataa, Mike Badger and Ernie Paniccioli

Photo: Mark McNulty

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Lee Mavers, Falkner Street, 1985

Photo: Jeanette Badger

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