Rock/musician biographies you liked.

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Post by RedVee » 18 Jun 2017, 13:12

About 300 pages in to Born to Run. Very good read. Easy conversational style.
Enjoyable. Do I need a Telecaster now? :)
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Post by OzzyGreg » 20 Jun 2017, 06:14

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This one's another ripper!

Having never read any other Ramones related books, this gave me a wonderful insight into the workings of this legendary band.
From Johnny's tight-arse ways, to Dee-Dee's "take anything at all" habits (I had thought he was purely a junkie), to Joeys terrible OCD and Marky's alcoholism and interest in restoring classic American cars, it was hard to put down once I had started reading.

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Post by BazzBass » 20 Jun 2017, 13:04

did I read somewhere that they made Dee Dee use a pick coz it looked more punk ?
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Post by OzzyGreg » 21 Jun 2017, 05:53

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I could be wrong, but I think that was one of the other bassists after DD.
Maybe CJ?
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Post by Ben B » 07 Jul 2017, 15:28

Ive read heaps, i usually take a 2-3 with me when we head overseas/on holiday

Scar Tissue - Anthony Keidis
I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne
Seven Deadly Sins - Corey Taylor (**** RIPPER of a book. one of my favourites)
This is a Call - Dave Grohl
The Dirt - Motley Crue
Wont sleep, wont shut up/get in the van/a dull roar - Henry Rollins
Crazy from the heat - David Lee Roth
Slash - Slash/My Appetite for Destruction - Steve Adler/It's so easy... - Duff Mckagan

My All time favourite -

Lemmy - Lemmy Kilmister. Such a great book, brilliant stories in it.
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Post by RedVee » 08 Jul 2017, 17:15

Finished Born to Run. Excellent read, he revealed personal stuff that he could justifiably have not included. Mental health and family issues. 5*
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Post by Ben B » 08 Jul 2017, 17:46

RedVee wrote:
08 Jul 2017, 17:15
Finished Born to Run. Excellent read, he revealed personal stuff that he could justifiably have not included. Mental health and family issues. 5*
RedVee wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 13:12
About 300 pages in to Born to Run. Very good read. Easy conversational style.
Enjoyable. Do I need a Telecaster now? :)
I might go hunt this one down now. :thumbup:
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Post by BazzBass » 09 Jul 2017, 12:58

taking a break from rock bios and reading Sir Ian Kershaws excellent study on Hitler, all 1,000 pages, OI VAI. Not so many funny stories lol
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Post by OzzyGreg » 13 Jul 2017, 07:07

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You have me curious about the "Lemmy" book Ben B!
I've just ordered it off fleaBay.
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Post by OzzyGreg » 17 Jul 2017, 05:55

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I openly admit that, while I love reading the inside story on rock artists/bands, it's the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll aspect that attracts me as much to reading these books. Especially the drugs.

Here's one that I don't really think much of, because, when it comes to filling me in on the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, it only includes the latter. I'm 2/3 through the book and, so far, there is NO mention of the heavy drug use that plagued the band for a while. Not a word!
NB. I'm past the "Fleetwood Mac" and "Rumours" album sections when it all reached a head as far as I can recall.

Ok, so the author was their bass player briefly, long before they became huge, but you'd think that he would cover the band a lot more extensively than he has despite this. He knows everything else that they did after he left!

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Post by RedVee » 04 Aug 2017, 22:49

Maybe not a rock musician, but I'm about halfway through Billy by Pamela Stephenson. Enjoying it,.

I bought 'Down Under' to read next. About the copyright saga over the Kookaburra flute piece.
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Post by BazzBass » 07 Sep 2017, 21:02

A new bio on The Angels, called, funnily enough, "The Angels"

about to start it, the very first band I ever saw was in grade six, literally in grade six, when the Moonshine Jug and String Band played in our hall. Our teacher was their manager/roadie/groupie or whatever he was hehe

"I scream you scream, everyone screams for ice cream
round, round my baby's door...."

that would've been umm 1972
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Post by RedVee » 07 Sep 2017, 21:18

And now I'm up to High Voltage The Life of Angus Young. So far so good.
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Post by OzzyGreg » 08 Sep 2017, 06:23

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I'm about a third of the way through this. (Lead singer of The Charlatans in Manchester.)
It started off pretty average in my opinion, but it's gaining momentum now.

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Post by PilbaraBass » 08 Sep 2017, 14:54

This one looks interesting... :D
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as does this one... :lol:
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