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Rock Bottom : A Music Writer's Journey into Madness, Hardback Book

Rock Bottom : A Music Writer's Journey into Madness Hardback


'One of the best music books ever written, because Michael Odell knowsmusic isn't about the musicians - it's about what it does to the listener, evenif what it does ends up being wholly disastrous.

It's sad, funny, fascinatingand wise.' Michael Hann, former Guardian music editor `Hilarious and disarmingly honest; a journey into the neurosis of rockfame, but through doors you don't expect.' Rachel Joyce, author of The UnlikelyPilgrimage of Harold Fry A tale of loving, living and surviving rock musicMichael Odell is a rock music writer who takes his responsibility ascultural gatekeeper seriously; he asks rock stars the forbidden questions todiscover whether they're worthy of readers' admiration. But after interviewing Mick Jagger and Keith Richards - two of the `Big Six'icons - Michael is depressed.

He has a public meltdown while chaperoning Oasisat an awards ceremony; he's lost joy in his bathroom full of rock'n'rollmemorabilia; and his young son is in trouble at school for emulating rock starbehaviour. Reluctantly Michael consults Mrs Henckel, a no-nonsense therapist with zeroexperience of pop culture.

As Michael addresses his feelings about the past, inparticular his failed teenage band, Mental Elf, he's forced to confront thequestion: is it finally time to grow up and forget rock'n'roll?


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9781785782220



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