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Great book about greatest front man ever.
on 16 September 2013
I've been a Stones fan forever and have read many books about them, quite a lot focusing on Keith Richards, who I must admit is my favourite. I was always under the impression that Mick was so aloof and arrogant and not as likeable as 'Keef.' But after reading this book, my opinion has changed about Mick. He is a very complex character, very professional, media savvy, yes, a womaniser, but underneath it all a perfectionist who claims he can't remember the majority of his past with the Stones. Which I doubt is true, and more to do with not wanting the past dragged up by journalists and interviewers when he has something to plug, which is the only time Mick will give an interview. He's more concerned about tomorrow than yesterday. I think if it wasn't for Mick the Stones would have broke up years ago, yes, 'Keef' loves playing music and doing live gigs, but to put it all together and make a show you need Mick who seems to know a lot about everything that goes into a live show long before they walk on stage. Which is what you need in such a cut throat business, and is probably why they have lasted this long. A great book about the greatest front man ever,a very shrewd guy and this book is the closest we will get to an autobiography, unless Mick gets his memory back soon.