GETCHA ROCKS OFF: Life and Death on the Rock 'n' Roll Road


GETCHA ROCKS OFF: Life and Death on the Rock 'n' Roll Road

MICK WALL    Book Number: 82688    Product format: Hardback

Kerrang magazine's star writer and with his weekly show, Monsters of Rock, on Sky TV, Mick Wall bestrode the world of 1980s music journalism like the colossi of rock of whom he wrote. Like a few others who would go on to be famous, he began writing for Sounds at probably the best time for it, the rise of punk in the mid and late 70s. However, having spent a few years travelling in the back of a Transit to review the likes of The Lurkers or Chelsea, one chance meeting with Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy suddenly elevated young Mick several strata of rock hierarchy in the space of weeks and he was suddenly sprawled in the back of limos and five star hotels with the biggest bands in the world - still not quite realising how he had managed it. Here is his no holds barred account of the 80s spent in the company of the biggest names, the most insane amounts of hard drugs, a similar quantity of hot women and some of the most delightful and most dangerous people in the world. Here is a world in which concepts such as "the future" are eschewed in favour of nights that last for a week and some survive, some get out just in time and many perish in excess - you simply cannot read this one without a bottle of Jack to hand. Wonderfully indiscreet retellings of nights spent with Led Zeppelin, Lemmy and Motorhead, Ozzy and Sabbath (and, thank the lord, Sharon Osbourne, who saved his and many others' bacon time and again), Guns n Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue, David Lee Roth, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Freddie Mercury and the entire line-up of rock royalty abound here, and very few of them bear retelling in a family magazine such as this - let's just leave it at that, shall we? 292pp.
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