I very much enjoyed reminiscing with Daniel Rachel about the 90s and the extraordinarily rich and diverse period for British culture. The political landscape was also interesting as I recall! Congratulations Daniel on a great book -Tony Blair. Tony Blair Institute @InstituteGC
Interview with Daniel Rachel at 12.30pm including an exclusive audio extrct from Don't Look Back in Anger from Tony Blair Lisetn again: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008rcb
Challenging conventions Antony Gormley talks to Tom Sutcliffe about his forthcoming major show at the Royal Academy. The sculptor returns to his enduring interest in the inner dark space of the body and the body’s relation to its surroundings. As well as the famous casts of this own figure, seawater and clay fill one gallery, [...]
Ep 186 - Author Daniel Rachel joins Shaun to chat Cool Britannia : Release Date 23 Sep 2019 Available for 22 days In the final hour author Daniel Rachel joins to chat about his new book - Don't Look Back in Anger - which looks at the rise and fall of Cool Britannia. The nineties [...]
Listen now The era when the nation came together One of the most creative and hedonistic periods of British culture was the nineties: the era of Cool Britannia, born in Thatcher’s Britain and flaunted by Tony Blair. The writer Daniel Rachel looks back at how art, comedy, fashion, film, football and music came together in [...]
'We guarantee, this will change the way you think about the era you lived through.' David Hepworth 'Such a good speaker - precise and thoughtful and funny - and full of great theories and stories. Daniel's got an enviable knack of being able to explain really complicated analysis very clearly. It's so original to read [...]
BYJOHN NIVEN Viva forever: Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress came to epitomise the optimistic Nineties It was a time when we chose life. When football was coming home. When a new day was dawning, was it not? When we Thanked Fuck It Was Friday. When Superstar DJs, uh, there they went. And a zigga zig [...]
Don’t Look Back in Anger review – talking about cool Britannia Daniel Rachel’s entertaining oral history of the 1990s, featuring everyone from Tony Blair to Tracey Emin Kitty Empire @kittyempire666 Mon 26 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Tony Blair meets Noel Gallagher in 1997, watched by Alan McGee of Creation Records, far right. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA With isolationism on [...]
BRITAIN Don’t Look Back in Anger by Daniel Rachel review — the fallacy of Cool Britannia An evocative oral history of the 1990s charts the rapid rise and grotesque fall of Britpop. Review by Victoria Segal Working the red, white and blue: the Spice Girls in 1997RAY BURMISTON/GETTY IMAGES The Sunday Times, August 25 2019, 12:01am A preserved shark, a Spice [...]
A feature lenght extract from the forthcoming Don't Look Back in Anger will feature in ths Mail on Sunday Event magazine this weekend.
There have been some wonderful reviews of I Just Can't Stop It: My Life in the Beat co-written with Daniel Rachel. Read the best of them below: '...extremely poignant.' MOJO 'Energy abounds' UNCUT 'A fitting document of a great British band' RECORD COLLECTOR 'The chatty, unpretentious narrative documents pop's gleefully glamorous side, including kissing Madonna [...]
A wonderful **** review, in QMagazine for Ranking Roger's book. Victoria Segal writes: 'The chatty, unpretentious narrative documents pop's gleefully glamorous side, including kissing @Madonna "with tongues".
CALLING ALL 90s KIDS Proofs of #DontLookBackInAnger have just dropped! Through 68 voices that epitomise the 90s, award-winning author DanielRachel has crafted an essential oral narrative of Cool Britannia DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGERThe Rise & Fall of Cool Britannia By Daniel Rachel Published in hardback by Trapeze on 5th September 2019, priced £20 Tony [...]
In his first interview since discovering he has cancer, Ranking Roger discusses his illness with Daniel Rachel
The autobiogrpaphy of Ranking Roger, co-written with Daniel Rachel, will be published by Omnibus in spring 2019
In the year of the 40th anniversary of Rock Against Racism, join Daniel at a clutch talks, events, and festivals as well as his regular slot as guest contributor on BBC 5 LIve 'The Record Club'. See 'Events' for more information...
Carnival Against the Nazis To celebrate the 1978 Rock Against Racism Carnival Against the Nazis, the Migration Museum is hosting an exhibition of memorabillia until September 2018. In April, Daniel chaired an in-conversation with original RAR member Kate Webb, Clash manager, Caroline Coon, lead singer of Alien Kulture, Pervez Bilgrami, and Manchester RAR organiser Debbie [...]
When Ziggy Played the Marquee features the photography of Terry o'Neil with text by Daniel Rachel. When Ziggy played The Marquee Club in Soho, London, in October 1973, most of those invited to the small venue did not realize that this would be the last performance David Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust. Terry O'Neill, [...]
Daniel talks to Steve about his Good Day Bad Records sharing stories about his first single 'Too Much Too Young' by the Specials and a one-to-one performance with Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08xkzft Interview at 1 hr 40 mins
In conversation with Annajoy David, Eddie Pillar and Dean Rudland
In conversation and playing the records of the Specials, Kate Tempest, the Style Council, and the Selecter.
'This definitive books suggests that now might be the time to learn from the story it tells.' John Harris reviews the paperback of edition of Walls Come Tumbling Down by Daniel Rachel.
Listen to author Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg discuss new Rock Against Racism book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ ByDamian Jones Apr 28, 2017 A podcast featuring Billy Bragg and award winning author Daniel Rachel has been posted online. The audio focuses on Rachel’s new book Walls Come Tumbling Down which consists of new conversations with over 100 contributors, including Pauline [...]
British 70s protest-music chronicle wins music book of the year Daniel Rachel’s Walls Come Tumbling Down, an exhaustive account of the Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge movements, takes the Penderyn music book prize ‘Very important at this moment in time, too’ … the Clash perform at the 1978 Rock Against Racism carnival [...]