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Sympathy for the drummer : why Charlie Watts matters, Mike Edison

Label
Sympathy for the drummer : why Charlie Watts matters
Title
Sympathy for the drummer
Title remainder
why Charlie Watts matters
Statement of responsibility
Mike Edison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters is both a gonzo rush--capturing the bristling energy of the Rolling Stones and the times in which they lived--and a wide-eyed reflection on why the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World needed the world's greatest rock 'n' roll drummer. Across five decades, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has had the best seat in the house. Charlie Watts, the anti-rock star--an urbane jazz fan with a dry wit and little taste for the limelight--was witness to the most savage years in rock history, and emerged a hero, a warrior poet. With his easy swing and often loping, uneven fills, he found nuance in a music that often had little room for it, and along with his greatest ally, Keith Richards, he gave the Stones their swaggering beat. While others battled their drums, Charlie played his modest kit with finesse and humility, and yet his relentless grooves on the nastiest hard-rock numbers of the era ("Gimme Shelter," "Street Fighting Man," "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," etc.) delivered a dangerous authenticity to a band that on their best nights should have been put in jail. Author Mike Edison, himself a notorious raconteur and accomplished drummer, tells a tale of respect and satisfaction that goes far beyond drums, drumming, and the Rolling Stones, ripping apart the history of rock 'n' roll, and celebrating sixty years of cultural upheaval. He tears the sheets off of the myths of music making, shredding the phonies and the frauds, and unifies the frayed edges of disco, punk, blues, country, soul, jazz, and R&B--the soundtrack of our lives. Highly opinionated, fearless, and often hilarious, Sympathy for the Drummer is an unexpected treat for music fans and pop culture mavens, as edgy and ribald as the Rolling Stones at their finest, never losing sight of the sex and magic that puts the roll in the rock--the beat, that crazy beat!--and the man who drove the band, their true engine, the utterly irreplaceable Charlie Watts."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edison, Mike
Dewey number
782.42166092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.W384
LC item number
E45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watts, Charlie
  • Rolling Stones
  • Rock musicians
  • Drummers (Musicians)
  • Watts, Charlie
  • Rolling Stones
  • Drummers (Musicians)
  • Rock musicians
  • Great Britain
Label
Sympathy for the drummer : why Charlie Watts matters, Mike Edison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1096518234
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781493047734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sympathy for the drummer : why Charlie Watts matters, Mike Edison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1096518234
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781493047734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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