Rock and Hard Places: Travels to Backstages, Frontlines and Assorted Sideshows

Rock and Hard Places: Travels to Backstages, Frontlines and Assorted Sideshows

by Andrew Mueller

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593763794
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/10/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,091,326
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Andrew Mueller was born in Australia and is a London-based foreign correspondent, travel writer, rock critic, and author who has covered mishap, misadventure, and mayhem in more than seventy countries.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Great Leap Foreword xiii

1 In A Blue Yorke State of Mind: Radiohead in America 1

2 I'm The Turban Spaceman, Baby: Afghanistan Under the Taliban 15

3 Balkan after midnight: Sarajevo's Rock'n'roll Scene 34

4 Yasser, I Can Boogie: The Prodigy in Beirut 50

5 Every Which Way but Moose: Green Day in Canada 62

6 Friday I'm in Chicago: The Cure in America and Canada 74

7 Apathy in the UK: On book Tour in Britain 85

8 No Sleep Till Travnik: China Drum in Bosnia 94

9 Hungry Heartland: Brute Springsteen in America 114

10 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Fez: Def Leppard in Morocco 127

11 Eye of the Geiger: Chernobyl 136

12 Strait to Hell: Anzac Day at Gallipoli 147

13 If You Want Mud (You've Got It): Woodstock II 159

14 Bastille Crazy After All These Years: 1968 revisited, Paris 171

15 Whole Lotta Fake King Goin' on: Tupelo, Mississippi 184

16 Take the Vedder With You: Lollapalooza in America 191

17 24 Hours from Tuzla: The Bihar Pocket 207

18 Borne Tehran: By Iran Air to Caracas 221

19 (Get Your Kicks On) Beirut 66: The Road to Damascus 231

20 California screaming: Courtney Love in Los Angeles 242

21 Yen will I be famous?: Alisha's Attic in Japan 260

22 What Time Is Louvre?: To France with Radiohead 260

23 If you're looking for Rouble: Ambulance chasing with Highway Patrol, Moscow 269

24 Mid-Life Strain to Georgia: Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady on the Rock'n'Rcil Means Well tour 278

25 Crazy Norses: Iceland 289

26 Magical Missouri tour: Branson 301

27 Lemon on a Jet Plane: Around the world with U2 310

28 I Wanna Be Your Zog: The Blazing Zoos in Albania 331

Acknowledgments: Uptown Top Thanking 348

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