I have been a fan of the Rolling Stones since I was a teenager. Mick Jagger was the one I related to because I have always been a front man, but from Keith Richard's first solo album, Talk is Cheap, forward made me take a closer look at the man behind the licks & co-writer of most of the Stones songs. Keith's solo effort surmounted all of Mick's attempts at going solo. This book "Life" is riveting and I could not stop reading (listening) - Keith is "spot on" and brutally honest as he deconstructs his life and times. I am through one-third now and like all good books I dread getting to the end. Johnny Depp who I had the pleasure of meeting when he worked with John Waters in MD, does an excellent job narrating the book – as is Joe Hurley. It takes courage to strip off the veneer and write the raw truth or at least your perspective of it. Richard's not only does this but he makes it interesting, because he is part of Rock & Roll history. The Stones songs spoke for a generation that was looking for a voice. Richard's not only relates the inside story of the Stones& of the Rhythm and Blue's legends he has encountered. I have seen the Stones on tour throughout the years beginning with the "Tattoo You" tour, but it was the “Some Girls” Album that I could not put away — my friends and I would have parties and lip synch "Shattered" and "Miss you" and other tunes. I think Hot Rock's was the first 8-track tape I bought — and I could not get enough of "Sympathy for the Devil". Before going to my first Stones Concert, I had a dream that I met the band backstage — they were at the base of a scissor like device, that was a platform and I got on board with them and we went up into the back stage area air, when I went to the show at the Capital Center, Jagger came right over me in a Cherry Picker, singing "Satisfaction". This book is a backstage pass that takes you into the heart of the Stones - enjoy. Now all I have to do is meet Richard's & Jagger. Mike Dupuy Falconry
Some of the dialog and rationalizations sound like I have said them, herd them, or thought them. The book covers a lot of ground, is fun, interesting and is a great read.
This book is insightful and offers solutions to the problems it poses. Gore for President again!
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