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There is a nice blend of humour and revelation
on 28 July 2015
This is a story filled romp through the world of rock and roll, written by the bass player who ended up touring for a number of years with Pink Floyd and numerous other artists. There is a nice blend of humour and revelation, character descriptions and anecdotes. The reader is left with a sense that the author was a hard partying rock musician who eventually had to cash out of the lifestyle before it killed him, but he is able to look back on it and laugh at the escapades of the spoiled rock elite's behaviour observed first hand. I still chuckle at his story about Tina Turner telling him to play the bass part again during a studio session, because it does not sound quite right. 'How do you want it played, Ms Turner ?' 'Play it more purple.' To this day, he has no idea what that meant, but having played the part again the same way, Ms Turner approved that he had finally 'nailed' it. He contrasts this to Madonna handing out pages of critical analysis of each musician's handling of each track during sessions. Good fun to read!