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Foreword Lars Ulrich of Metallica 17
Co-writer's note 19
Chapter 1 I Was the Music My youth and early bands 23
Chapter 2 First Steps to Stardom Trapeze 31
Chapter 3 Man on Fire Joining Deep Purple and Recording Burn 44
Chapter 4 Clouds Gathering Stormbringer 61
Chapter 5 A New Era Come Taste The Band 76
Chapter 6 Death in the East Tragedy in Jakarta -and the end of Purple 98
Chapter 7 Heartbreak Vicky, Linda Blair.., and the return of Trapeze 119
Chapter 8 Losing my Way Tommy, Karen, and Gary Moore 133
Chapter 9 The Downward Spiral Hughes/Thrall, Gary Moore (reprise), and crack 145
Chapter 10 Rock Bottom Black days with Black Sabbath 163
Chapter 11 Turning the Corner Atlanta and Judas Priest 177
Chapter 12 Little Secret My relapse hell 188
Chapter 13 A New Dawn Sobriety at last 195
Chapter 14 Rebuilding the Machine Life reborn 212
Chapter 15 We're Just the Band Black Country Communion 229
Posted February 24, 2012
I couldn't put this book down. It traces GH's early days through his personal narrative from Trapeze, Purple and on. It also details a career and life almost destroyed by addiction.
Interesting read except for being somewhat sketchy about depth. While guitarist Tommy Bolin figured prominently in certain chapters, his life and death are almost written as footnotes.
The same can be said of many other figures in the book including Richie Blackmore and the other members of Deep Purple. The over riding theme in the book becomes GH's cocaine and recovery, the book could've used more feelings and less 12 stepping.
For another view of this era check out "Touched by Magic" by Greg Prado.
Posted November 22, 2011
Glenn Hughes is a great musician no doubt about it.
the experience in what he went thru with drugs and the way he tells it
gives you a first hand account . I could not put this book down....
highly recommend it.