The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the worldwide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond.
Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others.
Supported to full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and "one hell of an attitude."
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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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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".
A good read, facinating.