Other Reviews

Sex, Drugs & Blueberries: by Crash Barry


Barry’s Maine is one of sun-scorched blueberry barrens, just enough gas to get through the evening (providing the pickup doesn’t end up in the puckerbrush), cheap beer (none of that microbrew stuff), and, yes, drugs. ...

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Raisin’ Cain: The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter: by Mary Lou Sullivan

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Mary Lou Sullivan artfully interweaves excerpts from a series of interviews for her biography of Johnny Winter. In doing so she depicts the albino Texan bluesman’s career in such matter of fact terms, she almost ...

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AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History: by Phil Sutcliffe


AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History by Phil Sutcliffe is all that you want out of a hardcover/coffee table book:  pictures galore.  And like AC/DC’s power chord repetitive formula, this illustrated history ...

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LZ-’75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 American Tour: by Stephen Davis


Rather than an “I was there and you weren’t” account of hanging out with ’70s rock gods, LZ-’75 manages to make all concerned seem rather mortal in their own way. The impetus for Davis to ...

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Daniel Lanois – Soul Mining: A Musical Life


Soul Mining is Daniel Lanois’ story, but it’s chock full of the people he’s shared his life with. Yes, there are chapters about his studio experiences with folks such as the Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, ...

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Apathy For The Devil, A 70′s Memoir: by Nick Kent


You have to hand it to Nick Kent on a couple of levels: first, anyone who can write a memoir that includes folks like David Bowie, Chrissie Hynde, Lou Reed, and Keith Richards and never ...

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Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Years: by Sid Griffin


Up until now, the hands-down best book written about the Rolling Thunder tour has been On The Road With Bob Dylan by Larry “Ratso” Sloman. Sid Griffin’s new Shelter From The Storm approaches the Rolling ...

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Phish: The Biography: By Parke Puterbaugh

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Don’t be digging into Parke Puterbaugh’s new Phish: The Biography looking for details of who consumed how many drugs and how wasted they were when they did – and shame on you if you do. ...

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White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day: by Richie Unterberger


Now, here’s a book that delivers what it promises. White Light/White Heat is truly a day-by-day accounting of the band that was part of the root system for everything from glam to grunge. The funny ...

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Please Step Back: by Ben Greenman


It’s a tale that’s been told before: young person grows up on the poor end of the avenue with a dream of making it in the music world; works hard; gets knocked down; works even ...

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