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Straight Whisky is the first book ever to chronicle all the music, magic, and mayhem of the Sunset Strip.
|Publisher:||Taylor Trade Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.96(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.17(d)|
Musician, writer, actor, spoken word performance artist and self-declared “Anti-Man,” Henry Rollins has been challenging audiences with his inimitable voice for decades. Through his work with the bands Black Flag and the Rollins Group, he has earned a reputation as one of music’s most relentless live artists, often touring around the globe several times a year without a single break. His books include Solipsist and Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag.
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Straight Whisky based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I really enjoyed this book. It's amazing to get a glimpse at what happens behind the the rock & roll/drug scene. Worth the money.
This book is amazing! Definitely the 'untold story' of rock n' roll. You don't have to be a musical historian to enjoy this book... you just have to love a good story. Fascinating accounts of events that shaped the world of music and pop culture. Really, really well done.
I read this book cover-to-cover in just a few days, and there isn't a dull page in it. Whether you're a serious rock and roll historian or just love hearing the kind of wild stories they tell on VH-1's 'Behind the Music,'(except they are totally uncensored here) then this book is for you. 'Straight Whisky' takes the reader deep inside the most legendary rock clubs on L.A.'s Sunset Strip: the Whisky, the Roxy and the Rainbow. This book is packed with juicy true stories, like Jim Morrison pulling a date-rape move on Janis Joplin and getting a bottle broken over his head in return. . . Roger Daltrey enjoying a backstage mini-orgy with the Plastercasters at the Whisky. . . Led Zeppelin absolutely ripping it up in Rainbow Bar and Grill. . . David Bowie getting assaulted by an obsessed fan who happened to be a black belt. . . the Germs causing a riot at the Whisky and setting the stage on fire. . . One amazing story after another, told in an intense narrative style. Plus there's a great amount of fascinating information about the clubs and how they affected the history of rock and roll in America. On top of that, 32 pages of killer photos. Overall, a great read, highly entertaining and informative, and just wild enough to make you want to party like a rock star. I loved it.