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a good book...but i just get the feeling there's ANOTHER book in there somewhere..
on 30 July 2012
As an audiophile and musician, I was already fairly familiar with the RUMOURS story, from previous magazine interviews and also the classic Rock series "making of..." DVD. Nonetheless, when i found out about this book, i was still going for the "aah..there's more here than meets the eye" angle, so purchased a copy.
Ken makes a great, if polite raconteur, and therein lies the rub. Maybe i was expecting a little more on the human side of the story, as the technical bits are very well written, and enough so that even a non-audiophile can pick up on them. But the slight niggle for me, is that everyone seems to have been airbrushed a tad, in the sense that Ken has held back it seems, on a lot more about each of the band members and their escapades, therein.
Its a great read, no doubt, but i feel theres a wodge of material somewhere, left on the editing table with a "ooh, i cant put that in...can I?" which is understandable, as Ken was and very much still is, a true professional in the business, so there's no need to come across as a dissaffected "gossip", for want of a better phrase. My gut feeling, is that there may also be another book based on TUSK, which is what he worked on with the band next, which apparently cost a million dollars at the time, to make. Now THAT, would be a fascinating read in itself, as its when the wheels of the band started to spin VERY fast, and they became a huge juggernaut in terms of touring, sales and recording.
I recommend this, as its a good read. Polite, cheeky, interesting and engaging. As long as youre not expecting anything eye-popping, etc, then its a fun trawl through this period of fleetwood mac.