11 von 15 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Man, you are a bore!
, 17. Januar 2011
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Life (englische Ausgabe) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
A lot of people have been very enthusiastic about this book. I haven't. Surely Keith Richards has got a few stories to tell, but so would everybody after being in Rock biz for nigh 50 years. It's the way he tells these stories - totally anticlimactic! This book ' just does not rock! He obviously is not a man of letters, something he tries to make up for by using expletives as much as possible. Let's face it: Keith Richards has not got it in him to make the words roll - like Deke Leonard or Sean Tyla, whom he probably has never heard of.
All that repetitive shit about the validity of the Blues and how he found out about the 5-string open tuning and its advantages!! A couple of lines would have been okay, but pages?
All that repetitive bullshit about him and Mick being like brothers ' I mean, Keith hasn't been inside Jagger's backstage room for more than 20 years and they've been flinging more abuse at each other via the tabloids than there are stars in the sky. Brothers? You do not have to read between the lines, you can actually smell it how Mister Richards is begrudging Mick the knighthood. The way Keef expected it to go was that Mick would decline and say "Never ever - if Keith doesn't get one at the same time".
Keith, you are a bore! I mean, Keith Richards' daughter's fiancé must ask permission for marrying her from his to-be father-in-law. Hey, where are we? Britain in the 50s? This guy is as conservative as my wife's auntie who accused us of living in sin as we weren't married and yet living together in 1974. At the same time he's so out of his mind, it's almost terrifying. Who - if not a loony - would risk spoiling his daughter's wedding just because his son's mate is wearing a couple of spring onions behind his ears - and later be bragging in a book about it?!
This man has been in a state of intoxication for more than 40 years now. Starting off with psychedelic drugs he soon got involved in smack and after coming off that it was cocaine, more weed and Jack Daniels (or was it Jim Bean?). A good deal of this book is dedicated to his exploits as a drug abuser. That's what I already loathed about David Crosby's book "Long Time Gone". It's like those war veterans like my granddad bragging about WW1 and when he was down in the trenches of Verdun looking the enemy in the cold eye. And staring the enemy down, of course, or escaping the mortal bullet quite close - which hit his helmet and ricocheted back to kill one of the Tommies.
After all those years Keith Richards still can't forgive the Sex Pistols for calling the Rolling Stones boring old farts and in return he's accusing them of not being able to master their instruments properly. As if Rock 'n' Roll had got anything to do with that! Keith, how deep can the wound be?
And all those quotes from other people flattering him! How low must his self-esteem be? What's worst is the name dropping - he even got a letter from Tony ****ing Blair after he'd banged his head. I'm impressed.
Many things have not even been touched in "Life". Sadly there's no word about "December's Children", "Between The Buttons", "We Love You" or "2000 Light Years" ' but at the same time Keith takes his time and wants to sell us the single "Street Fighting Man" as a genuine political statement, which was released at a time when the Stones were recognizing they were not as wealthy as they ought to be - despite owning mansions and Bentleys - and thus hiring different managing personnel. I can't remember any single person who believed in "Street Fighting Man" to be a sincere political statement back then, even those who were in favour of the Stones then.
To garnish my consumption of "Life" I watched the Rolling Stones live in Japan 1990, and I was not impressed. Wood pulling off a couple of guitar hero stances in yellow sneakers (why not pink?), Richards doing his best to add a bit of Arena Rock atmosphere, and that ponce Jagger prancing about with the phrasing all wrong and sounding so mannered that it hurts. I knew we could write them off after disrespectfully throwing buckets of water on their audience ' which is the hand that feeds them, right? - during their early 70s tour.
Helfen Sie anderen Kunden bei der Suche nach den hilfreichsten Rezensionen
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?