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All you ever wanted to know about drummers, but were afraid to ask....!,
This review is from: Mad, Bad and Dangerous - The Book of Drummer's Tales (Paperback)
Having known Spike since we were both knee high to a home-made drum kit (washing up bowls and cardboard boxes, since you ask) I have always been aware that he is a most fabulous wordsmith and raconteur.
In this book, Spike uses both of those skills to great effect - not only by recounting his own hilarious stories about life as a drummer - but by giving a voice to the 'boys at the back'....the drummers who are, by and large, the 'powers behind the throne' for the strutting and pouting lead singers, the posturing and posing guitarists.
Spike brings it all to vibrant life - from the yoga-like contortions necessary to travel with one's kit in the back of someone's crummy, smelly car - to the free-flowing, drink-fuelled excesses of a life on the road that the professionals enjoyed.
If you've ever been 'in a band' yourself - or even, like me, just hung around the fringes ever so slightly pathetically - then you will love this book....you may even recognise yourself in there, somewhere!
Terrific book, by a terrific guy.....and he really is a brilliant drummer, too!