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S.t.p.: A Journey Through America With The Rolling Stones Paperback – September 3, 2002
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"The best book ever written about the Stones, if not music in general." -- Independent
"The definitive work This is fly-on-the-wall reportage of the highest order An unbridled masterpiece." -- Philadelphia Weekly, 05/24/06
"Unsparing in its picture of the calculation and lyrical decadence behind the tour." -- John Rockwell, New York Times
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Top Customer Reviews
in love march like kings,across the decadent sprawling lawns of
mighty America.Pure zeitgeist.Great stuff.
After reading this book you just wanna'play 'Exile on Main St.'
at serious volume and wish that you never had to go to work again.(Oh'well..)
Emagine being on a US tour with the most amazing, wild rock and roll band. This book tells the story. An inside look of a rock and roll tour...durring a time when anything goes.
[from the book]
As Hef (Hugh Hefner while the Stones stayed over at the Playboy mansion in Chicago) sits playing backgammon at a long table under a spotlight, with Bill Wyman, the butler-waiters line the sideboards with trays of weet, creamy chocolate elclairs. They fill chafing dishes to the brim of steaming lobster tails and place bowls of drawnt butter where they'll be easy to reach. The STones and the S.T.P. people sit down for their last fre meal at Hef's.
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A real gem this. I was also reading Keith Richards new bio kind at the same time and they are great compliments and also pretty much corroborate each other, which gives me a warm glow. Obviously Greenfield is coming from a different angle to Richards, and whilst he often writes like a non-judgemental gentlemanly observer, he eventually does put the knife in, particularly to Truman Capote and Jackie O's sister. As categorised in many a rock book over the years, the only people that survive the travelling royal court that is a rock tour are the princes themselves - the bloody band. Everybody else is in that hurry up and wait frame of mind which encourages more drug use, more sex and more depression. Perhaps the smartest man on the stones tour here was Bob Gibson, the manager who quit after about two weeks - he knew what it would be like down the road. But much credit to the Stones - the greatest rock n roll band of all time - for doing this time after time. The dysfunction has a kind of function, a method to all the madness. For all the other hard touring bands that came after - Led Zep, Motley Crue, Aerosmith el al - the Stones wrote the guidebook, all that could be increased was the dysfunction, the drug-use, and the damage....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an interesting insiders look at what goes on during a big superstar concert tour. It could only be told by someone who spent time touring on the road with the Rolling... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Debbie
Great period piece a detailed account of a lost time. Must have for any stones fan.Published 9 months ago by Gary Gioioso
I first read this book when it came out, and am now on my third copy because the other two fell apart from time, rereading, referencing and cheap glue. Read morePublished 17 months ago by gopherprairieexile
Absolutely fabulous book. One of the best insights into not only The Stones, but also life on the road with a big name artist. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mark Lane
Sound of the times
It brings back my youth.
I was on this Journey as a young man 42 years ago !!!!!
I'ts hard for me to be totally objective about this book a) being a huge Stones fan, and b) having attended the Madison Square Garden show on Mick Jagger's birthday that wrapped up... Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Mr. GrvThang
Greenfield also wrote a book about the Stones' Exile on Main Street sessions, a flawed tome about a fascinating moment in rock `n' roll history (perhaps the most fascinating). Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by Surferofromantica