Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Further Reviews on Amazon for Angel with Drumsticks

Vatican vs 60s band

A short interesting read that typifies the struggle of the 60s between youthful freedom and the establishment. In this case, the mere mention of the parties involved, a pop (later rock) band and the Vatican, will arouse the reader’s curiosity.

The many photographs interspersed within the text nicely depict the ambience of the ‘beat’ movement in Rome at that time and the main protagonist, the band Angel and the Brains. Those who remember this group should definitely read this chronicle of the injustices inflicted upon them by the Catholic Church.

5.0 out of 5 stars


Music History

Angel with Drumsticks is a history of the beginning of Beatles-era rock music in Italy. Without giving the story away, it recounts how a promising Italian Rock group developed the music originally at the request of the Catholic Church for a new style Catholic Mass that they hoped would encourage more young people to become involved in the Church. As in many situations, subsequent events did not turn out as expected, for the church or the musicians, and the influence of Italian rock music, compared to the British rock groups, for example, was minimized. The story is well researched and written, and students of the history of rock music should find this an interesting and informative narrative.

5.0 out of 5 stars

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