Like A Rolling Stone
The Strange Life of A Tribute BandBook - 2008 | 1st ed.
From the creation of the Broadway hit Beatlemania in 1977 to the present day, tribute bands have become an indelible part of the musical landscape. Led Zeppelin has ZoSo, the Grateful Dead has Dark Star Orchestra, the Dixie Chicks the Dixie Chicklets, and so on. Tribute bands allow fans to experience the music of their favorite group intimately and offer struggling musicians the chance to be rock stars, if only fleetingly. In Like a Rolling Stone, Steven Kurutz travels with two Rolling Stones tribute bands--Sticky Fingers and the Blushing Brides--as they crisscross the country in late-model cars trailing the real Rolling Stones' 2005-06 mega-tour. Richly reported and stylishly written, the book offers a wealth of amusing and touching anecdotes, curiously obsessed characters like a guitar player who always dresses like Keith Richards, and scenes that seem plucked from an outtake of Spinal Tap. Above all, the book is a testament to the enduring appeal of rock 'n' roll.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 782.421660922 S854k
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 22 cm.