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Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: steffiestones ()
Date: May 17, 2018 00:33

Just finished Ron Woods Book .. What should I read next ?

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: May 17, 2018 00:52

Am almost done with Under Their Thumb by Bill German, great book.

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: midimannz ()
Date: May 17, 2018 00:58

You Can't Always Get What You Want -Sam Cutler

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: mnewman505 ()
Date: May 17, 2018 01:44

I just finished...

STP by Robert Greenfield
The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: stonehearted ()
Date: May 17, 2018 02:50

If you haven't already, and even if you have...


Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: May 17, 2018 06:22

This book is the most read Stones book - and any music book that I have - because it's beyond excellent.


Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 17, 2018 06:29

Read 'em all ... you'll always find something ta spin ya...



ROCKMAN

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: rev20 ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:36

100 times better than any other Stones book:

LIFE

and the audiobook is one wonderful bedtime story after another, for a year



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Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: rev20 ()
Date: May 17, 2018 09:36

Quote
rev20

and the audiobook is one wonderful bedtime story after another, for a year


narrated by Keith himself, Johnny Depp, and Joe Hurley

Keith is the best of course. Johnny Depp gives a surprisingly "flat"
or "objective" reading, which works i think only because he is doing
the straight-forward earnest music-only early Keith. but i'm glad
they chose Joe Hurley to do the high-flying and crash-landing parts.

hurley gives an interpretive reading, like a one-man show. purists might
object, but not me

Joe Hurley is a singer, songwriter, actor, playwright and voice-over artist.
He leads the critically lauded bands Joe Hurley & The Gents and Joe Hurley & Rogue's March.

what the audiobook opened up for me (this is my second listening, after my
initial reading) is the purely musical way Keith interacts with his world.
not just rhythmically, which is what you first notice with the audiobook,
but melodically too, as if he is interacting with reality the same way he
interacts with charlie or ronnie or the audience. He exchanges energy with
everything around him, always trying to find the right groove...

this is why its a good idea for him to keep good people around him LOL



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Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Bliss ()
Date: May 17, 2018 14:25

As well as Life, of course,

Symphony for the Devil, by Philip Norman

Blown Away; by A E Hotchner.

Off the Record, by Mark Paytress

A Season in Hell by Robert Greenfield

Keith Richards, by Barbara Charone

and my all-time favourite,

UP AND DOWN WITH THE ROLLING STONES by Tony Sanchez

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: May 17, 2018 15:03

Stone Alone - Bill Wyman
Their First 20 Years - David Dalton

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: saltoftheearth ()
Date: May 17, 2018 15:10

Stone Alone - Bill Wyman is the most accurate one, although (or because) you get an Impression of the monotony of touring

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Kurt ()
Date: May 17, 2018 15:45

This is a quick and fun read:



Or Andrew Loog Oldham's:





Or you can always write your own...


Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: May 17, 2018 17:37

Mkay...gonna have to order the Sam Cutler and Tony Sanchez books...!

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: May 17, 2018 18:35

A Season in Hell by Robert Greenfield is about the Nellcote times and it is quite sometimes quite dark when it talks about drugs.

One day, I asked Dominique Tarlé (during a signing session) what he tought about the book and he became quite upset. He said that he refused to take part of it. He told me that the book focus too much on the party drug dark ... times and does not talk enough about music and how much work and passion was needed to create Exile.

What I really liked about Life is when other voices (especially Keith's children) are involved and present their point of view. Are they other biography like this ?
And you finally even got the famous pie recipe !

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: woody ()
Date: May 17, 2018 20:21

STP
is the best book i have ever read and I have Exile etc etc.
It really is that good.

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: filstan ()
Date: May 17, 2018 21:42

Dance With the Devil by Stanley Booth

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: snoopy2 ()
Date: May 18, 2018 02:49

It's what you're into. I've read many of these and my personal favorite is Wyman's Stone Alone because I like the detail of all those early shows, and seeing how they perfected who they were by playing live way more than many current bands do (unless posting on youtube counts as playing live).

On the other hand Life seems to be crowd favorite, and though I enjoyed it, it was far from my favorite.. So, again, what your style is.

Up and Down was a quick "let's hear some dirty stories" read, good one for plane flights!



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Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: KingmanBarstow ()
Date: May 18, 2018 06:44

STP, Charone’s and Phelge’s books, and “Keith Richards - In His Own Words” by Mick St. Michael for a quick read of Keith quotes up until the early 1990’s. Gee, stating the latter up to time zone, I sound like a history professor!

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Meise ()
Date: May 18, 2018 09:32

Currently finished this one: [www.amazon.com]

It's a great read, nice stories and somehow differently written compared to most books on the Stones.

________________________________________

I can't imagine a world without the Rolling Stones! (A. Erthegun)



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Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 18, 2018 10:15

Read all the Oldham books ... they're good value



ROCKMAN

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: May 18, 2018 11:00

James Pheldge's book is a great read IMHO

Just as Bill German's book in a very different way

[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: May 18, 2018 14:06

If there's one book I would NOT recommend, it's "Rolling Stones une biographie" (by François Bon).

Dunno if an English version exists or not, but stay away!!! While the facts are certainly interesting and abundant, the writing style is horrible, pompous/overbloated/trying to look all literary and turning the whole reading experience into an agonising and very painful ordeal.

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: May 18, 2018 15:48



Under Their Thumb by Bill German





Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: May 18, 2018 16:58

Phillip Kamin’s “The Last Tour” remains a favorite...



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Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: May 19, 2018 00:29

Quote
Rockman
Read all the Oldham books ... they're good value

Yes, agree totally.
I was hoping for a 'Stoned 3' as Volume 2 seemed to tail off in the mid 60s.
So nothing much about the Klein 'takeover' and the Immediate years...then the decades of virtual silence.

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: May 19, 2018 14:34

Special mention for Bobby Keys' book Every Night's a Saturday Night (lent to me my Johnny Starbuck, no less!).

Not 100% about the Stones, but a lively quick read for sure.

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: May 19, 2018 15:36

Quote
jlowe
Quote
Rockman
Read all the Oldham books ... they're good value

Yes, agree totally.
I was hoping for a 'Stoned 3' as Volume 2 seemed to tail off in the mid 60s.
So nothing much about the Klein 'takeover' and the Immediate years...then the decades of virtual silence.

There are chapters on Allen Klein and the sorry saga of Immediate in ALO's "Stone Free" published in 2012.


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"



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Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: Bliss ()
Date: May 19, 2018 18:49

My vote for the worst Stones book is 'Golden Stone' by Laura Jackson. She demonises Mick and glorifies Brian to a bizarre level. The writing is execrable; just one cliché after another, sometimes in the same sentence.

But to be absolutely fair, she was the first one to peg the builders as the murderers.

Re: Best Rolling Stones Books
Posted by: HomerSimpson ()
Date: May 19, 2018 19:04

Surprised no one has mentioned “According To The Rolling Stones”

According to the Rolling Stones - Amazon


I’ve had this on my shelf since it was released. I thought it was a good read, if a bit light on the Mick Taylor years.

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