Football Disco!: The Unbelievable World of Football Record Covers

Walther Konig

€30,00
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An idiosyncratic history of football: Pascal Claude’s personal collection of football songs gathered over the last twenty years Dale, Forza, Allez, Hopp! The football record has more to offer than just music: the sleeves outline the history of football in a very special way. They tell of promotions, championship titles, finals and ground inaugurations, document the evolution of the playing equipment from the heavy brown leather ball to the television ready black and white one, to light and polished ‘Tango’ or show how the typography and imagery changed from one World Cup to another. Each cover is a piece of commercial art and a testament to its time.Table of ContentsIntroduction • A panopticon of football: the true value of a football record goes beyondthe music, Pascal Claude • ‘Dale Boca, viva Boca’ – the search for songs about theBoca Juniors makes one thing clear: In Buenos Aires football and music are inseparable,Luciano Caldarelli • ‘The footballer as a pop star: from Billy Wright’s celebrity wedding to“Football’s Coming Home”, England’s football on its way to the recording studio, GrahameWaite • Because we love you all ...: Germany, your football songs, Christian Hahn • Thesons of Bearzot: Italy’s football in 45rpm, Pascal Claude

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