The author has a bit of an anything-for-a-laugh streak. It's always been that way. Brian Boone is a funny, funny, funny man. I don't foresee Theodor Adorno really liking this book, for instance. Of course, since Billy can feel, think, empathize, interact, and strategize means he isn't really a vegetable after all. Although I found some of the remarks a bit mean-spirited, it was funny enough that I didn't dwell on it.
Opinionated book that doesn't detract from the sheer information contained within it. I also loved learning about the gossipy behind-the-scenes romances and band-member politics and all that. I kept opening to random pages until eventually I'd read the whole book. I am giving it four stars for those reasons and because it was an entertaining and informative read, and because five stars would just go to his head. But it's just as fun to passionately revel in mocking the music we hate. I discovered that I had heard pretty much every song he talked about, and now I am more likely to recognize them by name.
He covers such a wide range of the rock and pop genre, that I dare say that all can find a part that they will relate to. . Half the time they're creating timeless works of art that speak to the soul; the other half, they're recording ridiculous concept albums about robots. However, as he is winning, the thief and his cronies kick him out of the building. He thinks about returning the money, but the dog owner is already driving away. He then returns to the restaurant, pays the owner the £500, and gives the change to Rutherford, telling him to split it amongst the band.
As he sits in despair, he attains his goal when he finds a lost dog and the grateful -driving owner hands him some money. But the book is exactly what you'd expect: it celebrates rock music and doesn't take itself seriously. The secret lives of one-hit wonders? This was a fun, easy, and quick read for anyone who loves rock and roll. I first expected this book to be a compilation of essays on music Boone is a famous blogger in the vein of Chuck Klosterman, John Sellers, Rob Sheffield, and David Hajdu. The author shares lots of snippets and factoids about rock-n-rollers. I realize that criticizing a book for being the wrong kind of funny says a lot more about me as a reader than it does about either the author or the book in question. The song was sung by on both the original recording and the 1996 re-recording for the band's compilation album.
Fortunately, musicians make this two-lane path very easy to follow. Of course, I had to go on youtube to hear for myself. The most metal facts of metal in the history of metal? We enjoy the music we love-listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. I devoured it and then went back to the front cover and started right back in again. You definitely could open this book, read an interesting little blurb, and then save the rest for another day perhaps in your bathroom.
However, the owner points out that due to the gig being arranged at the last minute, the restaurant is more than half empty, and refuses to pay. Fortunately, musicians make this two-lane path very easy to follow. The manager's conflicts get worse when a Chinese hoodlum swipes his money while riding a bike. Some of the books I've read I've kinda hated no names here. I've read many books on popular music, some trivia books, some informal meanderings on the subject.
Now, I'm aware that I'm more or less the ideal audience for this book - I love music, I love lists, and I love sharp, sarcastic humor - but that doesn't mean that the content is appealing only to those who fall into the somewhat limited blue lobster demographic. But it's just as fun to passionately revel in mocking the music we hate. We enjoy the music we love-listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. Plus, it's funny and opinionated -- just the kind of thing you're looking for when you want to read a book for rock geeks, by a rock geek. He contributes to Someecards, Splitsider, Funny or Die, ClickHole, and Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock.
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 8th Edition. We enjoy the music we love-listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. However, when I hear the Beach Boys' 'Kokomo' for the 10 billionth time, I feel hopelessly alienated from a world that would happily spend its money on a third-rate Jimmy Buffett knockoff. Which is to say, the book is fun and funny and full of quirky stories and anecdotes and the occasional new factoid. What is quite possibly the worst song in rock history Boone also reveals terribly useful information like chart trivia, the rules of music, lists, and many more origins, meanings, and stories about everyone's most loved and loathed musicians. Boone is very twisted and witty in his trip down memory lane wen it comes to music.
I've read many books on popular music, some trivia books, some informal meanderings on the subject. In 2003, the song was covered by classically trained vocalist. But I wanted more anger. In both cases, the was used as an objective standard for one-hit wonder status, since Billboard magazine published the books. My only complaint is that it's too damn short. Some of it is genuinely fascinating Concert cliches, I'm looking at you and great fodder for your next cocktail party Chapter Two: About a Song. Waters might be hoping you confuse Billy with a deaf, dumb, and blind pinball wizard named Tommy.