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#293454 by MikeTalbot
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:17 am
I just finished it and for the first time I realized it may have been a stroke of good fortune that I never climbed any higher than I did. I'd probably have become even more of an idiot than i am. Hard to see how anybody stays sane in that world, but it seemed pretty attractive at one time. Beats working for a living...except you work twice as hard! 8)

It wasn't as well written as Keith Richard's book nor did it have that good natured tone but well worth reading.

I have always loved Keith Moon's insane drumming but I swear, I'd have beaten the fool half to death he acted like that in a band I was in. Daltrey says 20% of it was pretty funny, the rest not so much.

Townsend? Seems an unlovely person in many ways but I was pleased that Daltrey exonerated him on those kiddy porn charges. The guy is a major talent - many of us have worked with such people and they can be a pain in the ass. But when you step on stage it seems worth it. Most of the time...

He goes into that microphone swinging thing. When I saw them I was astonished that he could do that. But I wouldn't want to be on stage with him while he played at it!

Biggest disappointment? Not much about Entwistle (played too loud, dark side etc) who is the guy in the Who that made it for me.

In the end, it reminded me a bit of Bill Wyman's book, only better. "I'm broke, my band hates me, and I just bought a sports car and a new house." But I think just possibly that Roger Daltrey is a pretty decent bloke and the stories were worth the read. A great Christmas present!

Merry Christmas
Talbot
#293460 by GuitarMikeB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Have to put that one on my reading list.
#293483 by Planetguy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:54 pm
Big WHO fan here.

Bigger Entwhistle fan.

In the R&R bassplayer pantheon..the top five is Sir Paul, Jack Casidy, Entwhistle, Rick Danko,and Dee Murray for me.

Thanks for the review, Mike. I'll have to check that one out.
#293503 by MikeTalbot
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:36 pm
That's a good group of bass players Mark. I'd add Jack Bruce.

Talbot
#293512 by Ancient Vegan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:43 pm
And Peter Cetera

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