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Titre : Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards: ...
Éditeur : Watson-Guptill: Billboard
Date d'édition : 1998
Reliure : Paperback
Edition : First Ed thus; First Printing indicated.
First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: moderate spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and a couple of small scratches at the upper front panel; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 312pp. Trade Paperback. I must have read this book 4 or 5 times now and it's gotten to the point where I just leave it lying around the house, occasionally opening it to any page and reading from that point on. It's a cleverly written, hysterically funny account of Al's music biz shenanigans covering his entire career, a good 40 years. The bulk of the book deals with the first 15 years, up to 1972. Not just one story, more like several anecdotes strung together about name after familiar music artist name and what brought him together with these people, who ultimately come off as not too different from you or me from a human standpoint. The portions discussing crashing the fateful Bob Dylan session where they recorded "Like a Rolling Stone" is worth the price of the book alone. This is hands down my favorite rock and roll based book, regardless of writer or particular subject. It helps if you don't mind "hippie lingo" (and that's a pretty loose term; I didn't consider the lingo unusual until someone else picked up the book after me and mentioned it), but safe to say if you're a rock musician, you'll probably love it. I imagine anyone playing in a Boston band probably would love it. If you enjoy Rock music, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it. Heck, if you enjoy reading or people or both, You won't be able to put this book down. N° de réf. du libraire 41029
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