Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You ve Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a gilded time for the music press.By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Mestories collected here include encounters with some of rock s most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M and Pearl Jam From backstage brawls and drug blow outs, to riots, superstar punch ups, hotel room confessionals and tour bus lunacy, these are stories from the madness of a music scene now long gone....
|Title||:||Can't Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing October 10, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||985 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Can't Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories Reviews
Uncut for many years ran a piece in the back portion of the magazine by Allan Jones--"Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before"--which I began to gravitate to when I saw the magazine. The magazine lost something when Jones stepped down as editor, and I still miss his piece in the magazine. Even when the subject was about someone whose music I wasn't all that crazy about, Jones had a way of writing about his subject in a straightforward, honest, and "human" way. He had (and has) a way of showing something about his subjects--sometimes strange, sometimes funny, sometimes strangely poignant, and sometimes a combination--that somehow seemed to bring them closer to the rest of us "regular" people, even if this was the world of rock 'n' roll. This great book collects over 70 of his articles from the mid '70s up through the mid '90s. Plus there's 8 pages of b&w photos of several artists included in the book. But the emphasis is on the text that brings snippets of his subject's r 'n' r life into a clearer focus or opens up something we never would know except for Jones' writing.
This book is definitely worth reading if you are a music fan. Great vignettes of the Clash, Elvis Costello and a lot of others as they were starting out. What puts this above many other books about great (and some not so great) bands is Jones himself. He has a very dry sense of humor that had me laughing out loud more than once. Definitely a great read.
Brilliant read, exceeds expectations (which were already high). Been waiting for this book for years, ever since i was a teenager and regretted not having all issues of UNCUT with these real stories from the music front lines!