Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ROD The Autobiography

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time.

With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, and as a solo artist, the author of such beloved songs as "Maggie May," "Tonight’s the Night," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?," "Young Turks," "Forever Young," and "You Wear It Well." Now after more than five decades in the spotlight, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage. From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years on tour with his bandmates, not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world, Rod delivers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives.

My Thoughts...

I never was a fan of Mr. Stewart during the 1960-90s. I had no idea what his life was about in the early days of his career. Well this book was an eye-opener, among other things. I found the book a bit boring, he did so much talking about football/soccer, of which I know nothing about, nor do I care to know about it. I found him a narcissistic arse, as he spells it...

I really never listened to his music until he made the 4 albums of "The Great American Songbook".series. I loved those songs and have all four albums, which I enjoy listening to often. The rest of his music I really don't care for and never listen to it. I love his voice in the aforementioned albums, but other than those I don't listen to his music.

This book is a part of my Kindle library and sorry but I tried to like this book, but as I said before, I found it a bit boring, verrrrry longggg, did I say boring, and so decided to award it 2 sad and boring stars.

1 comment:

  1. Gig Ann, thank you for your honest review. I like some of his music a great deal.