Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography (2013 Edition)

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Publisher: Omnibus Press
Format: Books | Biography
ISBN: 9781780381589
Published on: 15 January 2013
Language: English
Catalogue No: OP54318
 
     

      Musicroom Reviews

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      5
      "Everything you'd want to know bout Keif Baby." Saint Amy. Goodreads.com
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      5
      "The inside dope on the Stones’ soul survivor. The legendary drug habit; the famously combative partnership with Mick Jagger; the incredible knack for coming back from the brink... It would be difficult to pen a less than eventful Keith career overview. Previous Bockris books on Patti Smith, Lou Reed and John Cale have shown an affinity with the dark side but the author’s high regard for Keith as a surprisingly moral family man and artist is what shines through here, particularly in the 10,000 words added to this new edition, covering Keith’s years as a rockin’ elder statesman. The use of well worn sources and the failure to unearth any exclusive stories or insights prevents the book achieving classic status, but a more fulsome Keith primer would be hard to find." - Gavin Martin, 9 star review, Classic Rock magazine
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      5
      "Richards and Bockris are definitely as good as it gets." Julie Burchill, review in The Spectator.
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      4
      "I "borrowed" this book off the display shelves at R&B when I worked there. It has taken me this long to crack the cover. Thank God I did. What a read. During the '75 US tour Keith was lucky to get a visa to come into the country because he was in the thick of his heroin addiction. He was pulled aside by FBI agents and thought they were just going to arrest him. Instead, they had an interesting proposition. In order to prevent any unwanted, negative publicity to tour sponsors they offered to provide Keith with pharmaceutical grade drugs. It's good to be Keef! There are also some great accounts of him falling over on stage and continuing to play as well as one time he got pissed at Ron Wood (for being a drugged out mess?!?) and he punched him out on stage. He just gets more interesting the more I read about him. There's also enough history to contrast the world they came from and just how they became the world's greatest rock and roll band." Felicia Holz
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      5
      "achieves the virtually impossible by documenting, day-by-day, the pleasure-in-pain bizarre existence of this working-class man who's somehow survived the self-abuse that should've killed him" Rock n Reel magazine, UK June 2013 issue. Nick Toczek
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