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4.0 von 5 Sternen Roth's highly energetic rambles and life stories
DLR takes the reader on a wild roller-coaster ride throughout the 400+ pages of his narration of his life's experiences. Although, it is neither written chronologically nor academically sound, it is a fasicinating look into the makings of a true showman and a person not afraid to follow his heart and live each moment to its fullest.
Though he does not give much...
Veröffentlicht am 20. März 2000 von Jeremy Klein

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Worth A Read.
I just finished this book after reading it on and off for a few days. I'm glad I read it; Crazy from the Heat on the whole was worth a read. It did have a tendency to fluctuate in how interesting it was though--quite interesting at times, at other times just okay. David Lee Roth no doubt has had an experience-filled life and has much to tell. I was most interested...
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Roth's highly energetic rambles and life stories, 20. März 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
DLR takes the reader on a wild roller-coaster ride throughout the 400+ pages of his narration of his life's experiences. Although, it is neither written chronologically nor academically sound, it is a fasicinating look into the makings of a true showman and a person not afraid to follow his heart and live each moment to its fullest.
Though he does not give much specific info regarding the makings of VH or solo albums & movies, his child-like spirit reigns throughout and does not seem to have diminished with age.
DLR shares his many exciting and life-threatening journeys and conveys that he is a man of true substance. It is a shame that VH couldn't continue longer with DLR, but the ego conflict was too much and VH was stalling with the follow-up to 1984. I'm sorry but I think that Ed Van Halen's playing has not improved one bit since 1978, it's only gotten more slick and commercial. This book does not get 5 stars due to lack of continuity and conciseness.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen DIAMOND DAVE IN THE ROUGH, 14. Februar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
This is David Lee Roth undressed, unrehearsed, unpredictable, and unbelievable. Filled with wit, humor, outrageousness, sarcasism, intelligence, surprises and some painful stories, hear how Dave got to be known as Diamond Dave, in this wonderful book. Always going out of his way to make that short story long, Dave's Crazy From The Heat is a good read anytime of the day or night. Totally hilarious and highly recommendable.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Not great literature, but what were you expecting?, 22. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
From the very first page, it is obvious (sometimes painfully so) that this book was not ghostwritten. It's Dave, and nothing but Dave, in all of his rambling, schizophrenic, gramatically incorrect glory. This is no Hammer of the Gods. But when it comes to Dave, do we really want a serious, analytical discussion of his life? I don't think so. What we get is a look back through Diamond Dave's eyes at one of the most incredible careers in rock and roll. This book is a lot like his music. It's not meant to be taken all that seriously. It's not meant to be studied and analyzed. But when you look below the surface, you see that hint of brilliance that has made him one of the most talented performers in show business. This book reads a lot like one of Dave's interviews (and if you have ever heard him interviewed, you know what I mean). He just sort of rambles about events of the last several decades that have molded his life. No outline. No plot. The events described aren't even in chronological order. It just sounds like he took a tape recorder and talked about anything that popped into his head. But that just makes the book more enjoyable. Dave's life has been like a roller coaster and this book makes you feel like you are along for the ride. It's twenty plus years of girls, records, arenas and explorations into the deepest, darkest parts of the world like the Amazon and Himilayas. This is an incredible tale, told by an incredible performer. Just hold onto your hat and enjoy the ride.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Fluctuates between great and extremely tedious, 5. August 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
As a big fan of classic Van Halen, I couldn't wait to dive into this read...however, I came away disappointed at times. I appreciate Dave's attempt to not re-hash what he thinks we all know (ie, backstage antics, making of the albums, stories behind the songs), but, as a fan, that's what I'm interested in. Not to say he doesn't touch on topics like the parties and his relationship with Van Halen, but he hardly gives them enough time. In fact, I believe Michael Anthony's name was only mentioned ONE time in the whole book! Sometimes his nonsensical verbiage and analogies caused me to speedily scan over whole pages. I think his travels and post-VH days are what interest him the most, so he gives these subjects more time than I, as a reader, would have preferred. Dave, if you're reading (and we know you are), relive the glory, give us the "tell-all" man! We're a nation of "The Enquirer" and "Hard Copy" - I got Machiavelli and Plato on my bookshelf when I want to read the heavy stuff. I must say, overall, the book is worth reading. We now have Dave's story; combine it with Eddie's and somewhere in the middle you will find the truth.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Proof of what pot-smoking does to one's brain, 13. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
Look, there's no denying that Diamond Dave is all over the place in recounting the story of his life, but that's part of the charm: it reads as if you're enjoying a night out at the local five-star strip club with the man. Essential details are forgotten, he veers off-topic in mid-paragraph, sometimes it seems like it's long overdue for you to finsh your drink, shove one final twenty dollar bill into Amber's G-string and call it a night. But just as you're about to do so, Dave grabs you by the arm and says, "Oh, wait, wait, got one more story here, oh, you gotta hear this, you're gonna love this!" And you will. On several occassions you will laugh out loud, sometimes in the most unexpected places - there's a great tale about how the man nearly crapped himself to death in the backwaters of the Thrid World - what more could anyone ask for? There could've been much more about VH and especially his initial solo outtings ('Eat 'Em, Skyscraper) Is too much time spent on Vegas? Well, yeah, but that's what was freshest in the man's mind. Look, just buy it. And, Dave, write us another, will ya?
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Worth A Read., 26. September 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
I just finished this book after reading it on and off for a few days. I'm glad I read it; Crazy from the Heat on the whole was worth a read. It did have a tendency to fluctuate in how interesting it was though--quite interesting at times, at other times just okay. David Lee Roth no doubt has had an experience-filled life and has much to tell. I was most interested when he talked of his career and times with Van Halen; his trips to places around the world was also cool to read about. I noticed how the writing and grammar wasn't quite proper, but it's got to have been written like that on purpose--whether it's informal writing or not, it added to the story. I think that I was always unclear about the circumstances of why he left Van Halen, but this book cleared that mystery up. Diamond Dave unquestionably is a free-spirited person that's not scared to take chances in life and that's great. This wasn't one of the best books I've read, but it wasn't bad either.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen If you can't write, hire a writer to help you., 31. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy From the Heat (Taschenbuch)
How did this book get published? There isn't one paragraph in the entire book which would have earned a passing grade in any school (any level). Mr. Roth has a great story to tell but lacks the necessary skills to relay it to his reader. From the first passages, he rambles on and on, jumping from topic to topic, unable to maintain a chronological order from one paragraph to the next. There are people who make their living assisting those who have a story to tell by writing it for them. Mr. Roth should have enlisted the aid of a skilled writer to put his thoughts and experiences in a readable format for mass consumption by both Van Halen fans and those who enjoy reading biographies. Instead, he attempted to chronicle his journeys by himself--a disappointment to all who are brave (or foolish) enough to plow through the muddled confusion of this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One Word For You: Rothian, 9. Juni 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy from the Heat (Gebundene Ausgabe)
In wide-ranging, all-singing-all-dancing, witty fashion, Roth delivers a coup de main of a rock autobiography which is especially welcome in light of today's vapid pop/rock scene. Indeed, as far as celebrity memoirs are concerned, "Crazy from the Heat" is as swashbuckling as they come, as the erstwhile Van Halen frontman spins a formidable web of drinking stories, social commentary, personal boasts, and the odd contretemps with inimitable zest. Even if you haven't thought about the man since MTV's salad days, you should give his story a chance--after all, as he might be wont to say, "...this isn't Bill Murray in a leisure suit singing 'Feelings.'" It's like nothing you've ever read before; in a word, it's Rothian.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen "Ease your seat back back and enjoy the ride", 19. März 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy from the Heat (Gebundene Ausgabe)
As you read this book, picture Diamond Dave sitting across the room smoking a Cuban cigar, a bottle of half empty Jack on the coffee table, as he recounts the many chapters from his past. After more than a couple of drinks and few hand rolled cigarettes, you, his friend and audience for the night, "put your hand between your legs and ease the seat back, smoke another cigarette" and enjoy the ride. Every page of this auto-biography is a treat. Unfortunately, if Dave is telling the truth, it confirms every fear I've had about Eddie Van Halen since 1990.
Hey Dave - thanks for the ride....
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Eye-opening, but no tell-all., 25. Dezember 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crazy from the Heat (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Hard core VH fans may be dissapointed but Roth tells it like it is, at least from his perspective. Good to hear the other side of the story of the VH-1 Awards fiasco. Ed VH makes it all Dave's problem when it seems that Ed's ego and control-freakism probably derailed (hopefully only temporarily!!) the greatest reunion in rock history! I was in Germany for the '78 Sabbath tour and VH blew them away, Sabbath was nearly booed off the stage after the "Opening Act" was through! Hopefully someday cooler heads AND egos will prevail!
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