Sex, drugs and sausage rolls!,
This review is from: The Bluffer's Guide to Rock Music (Bluffer's Guides) (Paperback)
The Bluffers Guide to Rock.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I obtained the kindle version. Sex, drugs, rock and roll or sex drugs and sausage rolls! After years of working in IT I had seen a fair few dummies, duffers and bluffers guides of one kind or another. I like this sort of book because it often takes away all the 'mysticism' and often gives a good account of the subject matter at hand. I have been interested in music all my life, but I could never have acquired the knowledge or kudos to be regarded as a rock guru because of the width of my taste in music.
The moment I turned on and read the Hunter S Thompson quote, I was hooked. I soon found myself nodding in agreement as I read. I found the authors comments were much the same as my own perceptions. I found myself pausing and reflecting through some paragraphs in detail. The writing is full of information and yet the style is carefully crafted, slick and thought provoking. I found myself being whisked back in time. I was listening to music on my old digital walkman that I had not listened to for a long time. The book reinforces the truth that lay behind many old myths and and pointed out that much could be just explained away as plain stereotypes. I enjoyed the book, though I think the audience will be of a certain age.
Am I a rock guru now - no! But the trip down memory lane was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it.