- Audio CD
- Publisher: Audiobooks (21 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846571502
- ISBN-13: 978-1846571503
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.2 x 12.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,196,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Grumpy Old Rock Star: and Other Wondrous Stories: And Other Wonderous Stories Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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The unabridged CD edition of Grumpy Old Rock Star is a collection of never-before-told stories from Rick Wakeman's amazing life, such as how he ended up with the earth from around Che Guevara's body in his shed.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a little disjointed, but this is catered for in the text and actually says so. Having seen a large number of his shows, this was the book I was waiting for. I found it a very easy and comfortable read, and find it easy to dip back into now and again, something I rarely do with other books. Respect to his co-writer. I look forward to another installment.
For those thinking of possible duplications with his "grumpy" dvd, there arn't any as his DVD has other stories. For more of the same, I would recommend his "Live in 2000" dvd.
Avoid the "Other side of Rick Wakeman" dvd though. Its, shall we be kind here,... Poor.
This isn't a story about music or YES, this is simply Rick sharing the more interesting aspects of his life and, in a lot of places, his feeling of 'can you believe THAT happened?", from heartattacks at an early age, to becoming a Russian doll. From a piano with only one key, to humping, farting dinosaurs (yes. really.)
So, sit back and let your old friend Rick tell you stories over a pint (it really feels like that). It's worth a listen. You'll laugh, you'll feel perplexed, you'll feel sad. And you will enjoy the ride.
There's also some serious commentary in there as well, and I'd actually have liked to have read more about his opinions and experiences in different countries, but perhaps not the best place for them in what is really a very light hearted volume.
It's a quick easy read - shouldn't take more than an hour or so, but excellent. Thoroughly recommended. I should also point out though that if his sense of humour isn't to your taste, or you're looking for some expose of the rock and roll life style, probably not the book for you.
(should have been a stand-up comedian)
And now he is letting rip on the things that we all find irritating and annoying in our everyday lives.
Keep 'em coming, Rick!
This book is a collection of short stories from his life in music from about the age of 14.
The only moan i have is that its a bit short, i did the complete book in two evenings and im not what you would call a fast reader.
But with chaptor titles like "The tin bath tecnique and the small hours hooker" or "i've got che guevara in the shed" its well worth the read. If nothing else you will find a new use for a breeze block and a hotel towel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Took it on holiday and left it there. Contrived tosh, passes the time. Suspect a genuine autobiog of Ricks interesting life would be more entertaining.Published 5 months ago by Mr MD
A thoroughly enjoyable book. Rick is as entertaining reading his own story as he is recounting his exploits live. Impossible to listen without laughing out loud. Excellent.Published 14 months ago by Andy Warn
Book condition for second hand book was hood arrived on time. Husband found the read a bit disappointingPublished 19 months ago by Terry Collins
Rick's known for his storytelling and this book has some priceless recollections in it. You don't have to be a prog rock fan to enjoy it either.Published 23 months ago by PJ