Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

by Martin Power


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849388696
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 522
Sales rank: 572,674
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Power has worked as a journalist for over 15 years and written well-received biographies on David Sylvian, Aerosmith, Queen, Shane McGowan, Manic Street Preachers and Pearl Jam - all published by Omnibus Press.  He has lived in North London all of his life.

Table of Contents

1 Detective Work 1

2 Two Big Fish, One Small Pond 23

3 Escape Velocity 43

4 Fuzzbox Voodoo 53

5 Oh Say Can You See… 71

6 Pressure Drop 85

7 The Devil Rides Out 95

8 Every Cloud… 119

9 God Bless The New York Times 134

10 The Grit In The Oyster 152

11 All The King's Horses 165

12 Power Over Loudness 181

13 And Then There Were Three 204

14 A Change Is As Good As A Rest 226

15 Revenge Is Sweet 239

16 Hammer Time 252

17 The Invention of Space Metal 265

18 Intermission (The Cars Are Getting Very Shiny) 285

19 Lost In The Eighties 305

20 Old Dog, New Tricks 329

21 Apocalypse Twang 346

22 Starting Fires With Guitars 373

23 The Good Soldier 396

24 With A Little Help From My Friends 414

25 The Wire And The Wood 443

Acknowledgements 452

Discography 455

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Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The man's an overlooked legend (at least as far as the "mainstream" public is concerned). I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of Beck's numerous recordings, tours, and "phases" of his illustrious career. Perhaps not for the non-musician, but [I'd say] a MUST read for any "boomer" era guitarist (or rocker in general). He is, after all, the signature "Musician's Musician".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read, facinating.