S1 Ep60: Dylan Jones - Sweet Dreams: The Story of The New Romantics

The Bookomicast

Oct 2020

24 min 6 sec

From the dismal dereliction of the Sex Pistols to peak-eighties gloss with Wham, coloured throughout by Margaret Thatcher’s politics of self-improvement, 1979-1985 was a moment in history that made UK culture what it is today. Join Richard Kilgarriff as he shares OMI with Dylan Jones, top magazine editor (British GQ) and author of Sweet Dreams - The Story of The New Romantics.

Even if you don't want to remember the music, the keyboards and the make-up, you will no doubt appreciate the transition from tense, grim aggression to flamboyant, entrepreneurial excess at the beginning of 1980's Britain.

Podcast Episode