Mjög nákvæmlega er sagt frá öllu fram að ákveðnum tíma 1964 en svo er bókin bara búin þegar mesta fúttið er að fara að byrja -- frægðin rétt að byrja og karlinn að byrja að verða illasukkaður sukkari. It's not better or worse, but it is different. I felt like I was right there with Andrew, managing the Rolling Stones in their glory days in the 60's. It presents them as they want to be seen today, which, it transpires, is not to be seen at all — they appear as floating voices, disembodied from their wrinkly old selves, commenting on thrilling archive footage that derives almost entirely from their first 10 years together. This one is for fairly hard core music nuts like me. Some of the most exciting and revealing scenes are taken, however, from another movie, made in 1965 but getting its first official release this coming Monday.
The structure is unique - he's taken quotes from other people both interviews and existing works to provide context of what he was doing. In 1963, in a south London hotel, Andrew Loog Oldham discovered an unkwn rhythm and blues band called the Rolling Stones and became their manager and producer; by 1967 they had achieved worldwide celebrity, been arrested in a torious drugs raid and split with the manager that made them. John something, lectures in universities on war, uprisings, terrorism, torture, how governments become the terrorists, the pendulum of life and death. A fascinating read and I have the follow up book to read next. I love Andrew Loog Oldham. In part 2, the blacker side of his rock and roll success emerges.
His writing is fun, hip and I especially liked the way he weaves in varied music titles or song refrains in his sentences as well as his sartorial references. In 1963, in a south London hotel, Andrew Loog Oldham discovered an unknown rhythm and blues band called the Rolling Stones and became their manager and producer; by 1967 they had achieved worldwide celebrity, been arrested in a notorious drugs raid and split with the manager that made them. In his first book, Stoned, Oldham recorded his early years and the meeting with the Stones that changed all their fates; 2Stoned is the story of what followed. From the mid-Eighties on, their relationship has been at best a sparring one. When the first tours were arranged in 1963, he travelled separately from the band, stayed at different hotels, and demanded extra pay. I couldn't put this book down although I did skip through some of the end when his lurid reminisces of latter days went on a little too long. An ultra-hip mod, flash, brash and schooled in style by Mary Quant, he was a hustler of genius, addicted to scandal, notoriety and innovation.
If you have an interest in the music of the early-to-mid 60s you should love this book. Don't worry though, you'll be used to it after 30 minutes. And with the help of a large cast of friends and former colleagues, etc, that story is well told here. The book also features excerpts from other books that are long out of print to great effect. The last word on the Rolling Stones by the man who discovered and managed them. If you have an interest in The Stones, you will likely find many things to like about this book. I mean, do you think Dean Martin thought Jerry Lewis was funny the second half of their career? They were all bad boys when I found them.
This does tho and it's a great document on 60s rock and roll. One of them made a comment I hadn't considered before about the Beatles and the Stones - basically saying that the Beatles were lower-to-middle class kids pretending to be upper class while the Stones were upper class kids pretending to be lower class. He is at times hard to follow with his constant use of movie including dialogue and music references and his tendency to jump back and forth in time and space, sometimes in the same sentence. True Stones fans will want to read his part 2 Andrew Loog Oldham is a very entertaining music personality. Lots of very fun photos help ease the pain. Oldham produced all Rolling Stones recordings from 1963 until late 1967 despite having no previous experience as a producer.
Interestingly about a quarter of the text consists of quotes from other people - some lifted from other books and some from interviews presumably solicited for this book. In his first book Stoned Oldham recorded his early years and the meeting with the Stones that changed all their fates; 2Stoned is the story of what followed. Semsé, þétt framan af en ferlega endaslepp. It's not a bad read though and I found the things it did not mention as interesting as the things it did. Andrew reveals how he fit into the whole music scene and after his incredible success, his years of struggling with his undiagnosed bi-polar disorder as well as drug and alcohol abuse. It is also very clear from this book that Oldham was the motivating force for the band and critical to their success before 1967.
The Rolling Stones: in the beginning. There is about zero flow here, just bits of journal entries. As you can see in the movie, there was still an element of: 'Wow! At one of the concerts in Charlie Is My Darling, a priest shakes his head disbelievingly, as if the Book of Revelations is about to become real in that very room. Photo by Betina La Plante I was watching a geezer on Charlie Rose last night. In the mid-1980s, he made his primary residence after marrying Esther Farfan, a Colombian model. The songs were their kids, and a lot of them left home. He's a great writer, very witty and clever and funny.
He was manager and producer of from 1963 to 1967, and was noted for his flamboyant style. In common with the other two, the format of the book is unique in my experience, consisting entirely of paragraphs of quotes from all the main players, backed up with a massive index. Since 2006, he has worked with the Argentine musician. There is about zero flow here, just bits of journal entries. Lots of very fun photos help ease the pain.
They were all bad boys when I found them. Oldham was forced to resign as manager of the Rolling Stones in late 1967 and sold his rights to the group's music to Allen Klein the following year. Loog recognizes the importance of other viewpoints in a manner that allows him to be salaciously bitchy and brutally honest. When I meet Oldham on a rare London visit from his adopted hometown of Bogotà, Colombia, he — even more than his erstwhile charges — seems to have hung on to the irreverent attitudes of his youth. Stoned ends rather suddenly but it does leave us wanting more. Oldham is a great story-teller he must have been the life of the party , witty and funny, with a recall for detail especially about clothing that is absolutely amazing.
This quote can be found on the back of some issues of the Rolling Stones No. This was his first, following by 2Stoned and Stone Free. Oldham had previously been business partners with , first manager of , but they had fallen out. When Jagger and Richards were arrested for drug possession in 1967, instead of devising a strategy for their legal defence and public relations, Oldham fled to the United States, leaving Klein to deal with the problem. Oldham co-wrote a biography of in the 1990s and three autobiographies: Stoned 1998 , 2Stoned 2001 , and Rolling Stoned 2011 in which he and other music figures recount his days as a manager, producer and impresario. There was no real plan — just shoot first, ask questions later. And it is a story of excess, drugs, violence, vanity, success and failure.