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Psycho Chicken & Other Foolish Tales Paperback – October 22, 2010
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I was so surprised with all of the details told in the book from a rock era where many could not remember what they did the night before never mind recapping 30 plus years later. I think Gino's advice about not partying too much like the audience does, or you will become them was the best advice a true friend could give to a band trying to get their mojo rolling. The band was lucky to have him as a friend.
I was very pleased to read about how classy some bands could be such as Rush and treat the opening act with respect while others not so much. To me, this falls under the category of karma. I also found it interesting how one hit wonders like the Knack made the huge mistake of ignoring FM radio and playing smaller venues just to be sure they would sell out. They sure blew their chance to make it.
The tales of cross country travel by rock bus had me laughing my ass off. This is so vivid and well written you can just picture what this must have been like.
Mike has a great sense of humor and is a great storyteller. One suggestion I would have to anyone who really enjoys great rock n roll is to put a Fools show on your bucket list. You can thank me on the other side. - King of Beer
During this time, The Fools played a major part in the Rock and Roll world. More than you may think...
Mike Girard lets you in on all the details of what it was like to tour with bands such as Van Halen, Rush, Doobie Brothers and more.
There is also a wealth of information about all the members of the band... with goodies such as, being rented as a child, coal and clam digging in Ipswich MA, additional body appendages... I'll stop there.
I've read many rock biography's and this one ranks the highest.
I didn't know much about The Fools before reading this book... I now have GREAT respect for this band and their music.
Fools for life!!! :)
You can't help rooting for the guys, and Girard tells the stories with a keen sense of suspense and humor, letting the reader experience every surprise. Though a few things went badly, Girard is never complaining. He's looking back and laughing, as a good Fool should.
so I bought it for a former DJ I know.
Just skimming the book, he was laughing hysterically at the
quotes and passages. I know this will be a fascinating read
for any music fan who knows what goes on in the music industry.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are familiar with The Fools you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I can see Mike and the rest of the band clearly in the pages that are written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by #1 Fan from Alabama
Mike Girard did a great job in writing the history of The Fools and how they started as a band, who they toured with and some great stories along the way....good read!!!Published 16 months ago by Deborah D.
Mike is as entertaining here as he is onstage with the fools . Life doesn't suck, but you will die LOLPublished 17 months ago by Damnyankee
Mike Girard did an excellent job bringing the Fools and it's memberts to life in the New England area. Great!Published on December 30, 2013 by Gail Gibson
I like the band The Fools. I was excited to read this book by their lead singer, Mike Girard. I really wanted to like this book. I will say that it is well written and very funny. Read morePublished on October 2, 2011 by L. Boudreau