Cider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass), and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamor and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters. From Stuart's four minutes in a leisure center with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death, it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster, and journalist. His previous titles have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice, and Adventures on the High Teas, and he hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6music with Mark Radcliffe as well as weekly show The Freak Zone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are willing to believe this man appreciated the Beatles, Northern Soul, punk, Morrisey and god knows what else before anyone else, regardless of whether he was too young to shave or even feed himself, you might like this book.
An interesting and well-written autobiography of someone who clearly loves the music business, but doesn't take himself too seriously. Highly recommended for those interested in any way in the music of the 80s and 90s.