If you love music bio's you're gonna love this one.
This book is so well researched and so full of relevant details that I've been able to completely reconstruct popular music from my teenage years.
He does this to the point of annoyance and actually comes off sounding fairly pretentious and even a bit childish.
Hoskins provides great detail on the history of L.A. music and has obviously done his homework as he had with his previous books. Read morePublished 7 months ago by misterjimi
highly opinionated, snarky and fraught with factual innaccuracies (alice cooper is from arizona?), but nonetheless excellent and very comprehensive history of popular la-centric... Read morePublished 20 months ago by dongworthy froth
This is a good book covering the history of rock and roll in Los Angeles.
Although not the best book by Barney Hoskyns, it does include good information about the people... Read more
An intersting book but the author needed to leave his snide opinions out. Referring to bands as 'hacks' and songs+artists as 'insipid' demeans the writing and the subject. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by Mark D. Mayfield
This is not a well written book IMHO and I struggled to finish it unlike the same author's Hotel California which I have read twice. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by George Ciechanowicz
Reading this book was a blast. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written; this is classic Barney Hoskyns. Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by Jason C. Brayshaw
I've read several books recently about the history of rock 'n roll, and Waiting for the Sun belongs in the top echelon. Read morePublished on August 23, 2010 by S. Moler
Very good book. It offers a lot of insight into the 60's life in L.A. It is believable and takes you back to that great time when music was being made at its best.Published on October 4, 2009 by Bradley M. Eischens