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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, outrageous, radical, compelling, 28 May 2000
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This review is from: Stoned (Hardcover)
Andrew Loog Oldham is one of this century's most radical and mysterious icons. His pivotal role in creating the culture in which we live cannot be underestimated. This book is a crucial document in telling us how post-war British culture developed, mostly, and fascinatingly, according to Andrew Oldham's remarkable vision.
This is a very personal book in which our flawed hero pays his dues to those who formed him: Laurence Harvey, Jean-Claude Brialy and Tony Curtis provide the visual style according to which his personal screenplay is acted out. Meetings with Picasso in Cannes, and Brian Epstein and Mary Quant in London, led him into the heart of the new 'cool', bolstered by a Blue Note look and a nod to the Nouvelle Vague. Extraordinarily, he was still a teenager when he discovered the Rolling Stones, by which time he had already done Carnaby Street, the King's Road, Tin Pan Alley and Ronnie Scott's.
Svengali, thug, manipulator and showman par excellence, STONED sings loud and proud, shot through with Oldham's intense and highly original voice. This is a book to revel in: this magical era when Britain found its voice and provided the songs the whole world sang is recreated with stunning immediacy and vitality. This memoir has been a long time coming, and Oldham's imaginative powers have not been diminished by the ravages of the intervening years, during which he was 'out to lunch' in typically extravagant fashion.
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