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OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: December 30, 2016 00:39

I just finished Phil Collins, Robbie Robertson and Chrissie Hyde.

Robbie's was terrific; still processing the other two.



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Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: December 30, 2016 01:06

Sam Philips - The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: December 30, 2016 01:11

Hoping to get to Elvis Costello's Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink real soon.


Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: December 30, 2016 01:34

I just read this one too--the Elvis one-- very good- if a bit long and jumbly



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Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: December 30, 2016 01:46

Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) has just published his autobiography "Lonely Boy". A great book about Steve's childhood in utter poverty and desperation in West London, music and guitar playing being his way out of the darkness, the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols, his move to Los Angeles, his solo records, the Sex Pistols reunion tours and his job as a radio DJ in Los Angeles. A brutally honest book, including detailed accounts of his thievery (for those who don't know, the Sex Pistols had top-of-the-line equipment even before they got started, because Steve had stolen it from concert venues and shops all over London) and his alcohol, drug and sex addictions. A must-read for anyone with even the slightest interest in the Sex Pistols or the London music scene of the 1970s.

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Long John Stoner ()
Date: December 30, 2016 02:12

Please buy Sebastian Bach's new book, 18 and Life on the Road. The former lead singer of Skid Row needs all the book sales he can get.

It's a number one best seller on Amazon among heavy metal musician biographies, which as far as I know might be tantamount to being number one among Under Assistant West Coast Promo Men, but hey, number one is number one.

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: KingmanBarstow ()
Date: December 30, 2016 02:18

Just got it - Trouble Boys; The True Story of The Replacements.

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: December 30, 2016 02:41

Bruce - Born To Run

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:04

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Long John Stoner
Please buy Sebastian Bach's new book, 18 and Life on the Road. The former lead singer of Skid Row needs all the book sales he can get.

It's a number one best seller on Amazon among heavy metal musician biographies, which as far as I know might be tantamount to being number one among Under Assistant West Coast Promo Men, but hey, number one is number one.

was thumbing through it - will read- he's a good guy - very funny and real in person

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:04

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KingmanBarstow
Just got it - Trouble Boys; The True Story of The Replacements.

was terrific

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:05

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Elmo Lewis
Bruce - Born To Run

exceptional

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Long John Stoner ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:27

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hbwriter
Quote
Long John Stoner
Please buy Sebastian Bach's new book, 18 and Life on the Road. The former lead singer of Skid Row needs all the book sales he can get.

It's a number one best seller on Amazon among heavy metal musician biographies, which as far as I know might be tantamount to being number one among Under Assistant West Coast Promo Men, but hey, number one is number one.

was thumbing through it - will read- he's a good guy - very funny and real in person

Yes, I've met him. Nice guy. Was talking to one of his lawyers yesterday as a matter of fact.

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 30, 2016 03:41

Sam Philips - The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll

Yeah best read of 2016 .... what a cat .... what a dream ... what a vision

ROCKMAN

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: latebloomer ()
Date: December 30, 2016 05:32

Good to see you back, hbwriter! smiling smiley

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Milan ()
Date: December 30, 2016 05:47


Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 30, 2016 10:41

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kovach
Sam Philips - The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll

Me too

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Date: December 30, 2016 10:52

Bruce - Born To Run

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: tomcasagranda ()
Date: December 30, 2016 11:02

I'm not reading any musical memoirs at the moment, as I'm reading a biography of Warren Buffet.

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Aquamarine ()
Date: December 30, 2016 11:12

Iggy Pop/Jeff Gold, Total Chaos. Excellent book, the whole long strange trip from Iggy's perspective, with exhaustive documentation and pics.

Read Born to Run a while back, even more excellent.

Re: OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: December 30, 2016 15:35

I am reading the Sam Philips' bio too; I go slowly because there is a LOT to take in. Every page is loaded with info, details, names, connections all of it counting as elements which helped create Rock and Roll. Sam Philips' enthousiasm and madness is so palpable that it is infectious. That's why we love rock and roll; it helps us get the crazy out of ourselves.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: December 30, 2016 15:49

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KingmanBarstow
Just got it - Trouble Boys; The True Story of The Replacements.

Awesome, I'm in the middle of this one. I just finished the part where they made Hootenanny! ... This was truly a dysfunctional band in the beginning!!

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:15

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hbwriter
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Elmo Lewis
Bruce - Born To Run

exceptional

Yes, very revealing of his thought process(es).

Re: OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:20

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rollmops
I am reading the Sam Philips' bio too; I go slowly because there is a LOT to take in. Every page is loaded with info, details, names, connections all of it counting as elements which helped create Rock and Roll. Sam Philips' enthousiasm and madness is so palpable that it is infectious. That's why we love rock and roll; it helps us get the crazy out of ourselves.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Yes there's a lot of detail there! 600+ pages worth...

I was somewhat surprised at how much he emphasized Howlin Wolf over the members of the "million dollar quartet". At least so far, I'm barely halfway through...

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:20

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Elmo Lewis
Quote
hbwriter
Quote
Elmo Lewis
Bruce - Born To Run

exceptional

Yes, very revealing of his thought process(es).

Or maybe his motivations would be a better way to put it.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: bleedingman ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:23

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KingmanBarstow
Just got it - Trouble Boys; The True Story of The Replacements.

Great, great book but ultimately depressing (at least to me). They were total idiots who shot their career in the foot every chance they got. That said, some of Westerberg's antics did make me laugh out loud. Funny Keith anecdote in there as well. Highly recommended.

Re: OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: bleedingman ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:26

"Why I Left Home" by Buddy Guy. Lots of great anecdotes and info about the old blues greats and an inspiring account of how Buddy clawed his way to his current position as a giant.

Re: SEMI-OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:26

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tomcasagranda
I'm not reading any musical memoirs at the moment, as I'm reading a biography of Warren Buffet.

I have a few Buffett books including "The Snowball" and "The New Buffettology". However, still waiting to make my first Billion Millionsmoking smiley

Re: OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:36

Very nice and interesting (off) topic. Thanks Chris.

Now I've got something on my list of books to read.

Wish all of you stickers around here a very Happy New Year.

Re: OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Posted by: Woody24 ()
Date: December 30, 2016 16:57

Currently reading "The Ray Connolly Beatles Archive".

The gist of this book is that the author, Ray Connolly, was a journalist who knew all of The Beatles personally. He knew John and Paul very well. This is a collection of stories and articles he has published over the last half century with current reflection and updated thoughts on these matters.

He was very well connected including John confiding in him that he had left The Beatles before it was public and was supposed to interview John the day after he was killed. The Beatles sometimes contacted him, requesting to be interviewed about a particular matter.

I've read a lot of books on the Fab Four, but Connolly brings an incredible up close perspective to their personalities (both the good as well as the bad) that I haven't seen elsewhere.

Highly recommended.

Happy New Year.

"Take all the pain...It's yours anyway"

Re: OT: Music memoirs; what are you reading?
Date: December 30, 2016 17:00

I read the Aerosmith book, which was surprisingly good.
I want to read the Paul Stanley book. I heard it is good.
It is interesting how often artists you are not really into can give you a killer read. On the other hand Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys provided some dreafully boring reading, LOL
The Cheetah Chrome book was really good.

Dont know who I was listening to about the P Stanley book. What a miserable guy.



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