What a wonder. Greg Shaw is one of the most fascinating characters of pop/rock music history, and this book does such a great job of letting the reader get to know him. As a music journalist, fanzine publisher, and label owner, Shaw was a leading light in the genres of Psychedelic San Francisco, 60s garage, Power Pop (he is credited with naming that genre), Punk and New Wave. When some bands (DMZ, Barracudas, Vipers, Fleshtones, et al) in the 80s turned away from synths and looked back to the 60s for inspiration and went back to rocking out and freaking out, Greg Shaw was a force behind that movement. Shaw was also an irresponsible businessman who couldn't be bothered with the "little details," and this is where Suzy Shaw, his lifetime partner and co-editor of the book, stepped in to keep the more eartly aspects of their life (the running of the businesses) together while Greg chased his dreams and entertained his genius. We all know that Lester Bangs was every bit as rock and roll as the bands he wrote about, and Greg Shaw is right there with him. The Mojo Navigator and Bomp! were two of the best music magazines ever to see print, and this book contains page after page of reproductions of the original band profiles, record reviews, passionate editorials, cool photos, etc from the mags. You feel that you are living inside the world of Greg and Suzy Shaw, of the Bomp! record label and magazine, when you are reading the book; and, if you're like me, you feel like you are walking away from friends and comrades in The Cause when you finish it. If you care anything about real garage rock, Power Pop, New Wave, etc., or about music fanzines, or about the reality of running an independent record label, you will find this book as enthralling as I did.