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Book Title: Stones Touring Party: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones|
The author of the book: Robert Greenfield
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.53 MB
Edition: Aurum Press
Date of issue: March 25th 2010
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Read full description of the books Stones Touring Party: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones:There are a number of reasons why reading this book is like opening a time capsule to a whole other world:
1. There's the assertion in the prologue that combacks in rock are never successful, and the implication that the only bands that can make it in music are those that are young and "with it".
2. A big theme of the book is whether The Stones can still cut it on tour now that they're nearing the grand old age of thirty (the book ends with Mick's 29th birthday). After all they're now a lot older than the kids they're playing to - will they be able to cross the gender divide? It is a young man's game after all.
3. Although largely well written, it can't help sometimes dipping into the kind of hipster language which seems to have been popular in the early 70s. To wit: "Wheww Chris. All the flying she's done has got her a little jet-lagged and then this hand comes from nowhere and whoooooooo the Red Baron is like whooooooooo sliding off the machine wow whoooooooo."
4. The unremitting focus on Mick Jagger is odd given the way The Stones are written about these days. Now Mick tends to be seen as a vain poseur, while Keith is seen as a primal force who embodies rock'n'roll. In this book Mick is the star, with Keef an unruly figure in his shadow.
When the definitive biography of The Rolling Stones is written this will be an invaluable resource (despite some odd factual errors - how did the author hear 1965's Get Off My Cloud in 1963?) For the rest of us there are all the tales of groupies, drugs, madness and hedonism we'd want from a tour diary. And what's more it ends with a party whose guest list include The Stones, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Zsa-Zsa Gabor, Truman Capote, Candy Darling and Tennessee Williams. Far out man.
Read information about the authorA former Associate Editor of the London bureau of Rolling Stone magazine, Robert Greenfield is the critically acclaimed author of several classic rock books, among them S.T.P.: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones, as well as the definitive biographies of Timothy Leary and Ahmet Ertegun. With Bill Graham, he is the co-author of Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out, which won the ASCAP- Deems Taylor Award. An award winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, his short fiction has appeared in GQ, Esquire, and Playboy magazines. He lives in California.
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