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A riveting rock read.” Sun-Herald
"A fascinating historical snapshot not only on the life and heady times of the Stones, the Dead and Altamont, but of the Sixties themselves. As such, it is not to be missed." blogcritics.org
"[Cutler's] memoir of his time with first the Stones and then the Grateful Dad brings to life hippie-era delights (lots of acid) and an encroaching darkness . . . he unleashes one killer road tale after another." Rolling Stone
"Thoroughly impossible to put down." ABORT MAGAZINE
"Effortlessly readable, packed with entertaining, sleazy, behind-the-scenes tales." Portland Mercury
"A quintessential addition to any die-hard rock and roll fan's bookcase." Daily Vanguard Online
"Entertaining, eye-opening memoir . . . the book hits a particularly colourful stride with the Stones’ arrival in LA to finish Let It Bleed and rehearse for the dates ahead." Uncut Magazine (U.K.)
Sam is a great story teller and has quite a few stories to tell.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sam Cutler's You Can't Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates.
As he says in the first chapter this book was written to set the record straight about what happened at Altamont.
Sam's club days remind me of a Rolling Stones album title that shredded my late teens self-esteem like cabbage into cole slaw: "Live'r than you'll ever be. Read morePublished 13 days ago by P. H. Mundy
Actually I loved the first part of the book about Sam's journey with the Stones but because I am not and never have been a Grateful Dead fan the last part of the book left me a... Read morePublished 26 days ago by E. Kapetanakis
A brilliantly written, first person account of life on the road, with two of the world's greatest rock and roll bands! Read morePublished 2 months ago by insolent cur
This is a very captivating book - I'm about 2/3 of the way thru it and don't want it to end.Published 2 months ago by Jonathon Boundy
This book was a fascinating,insightful glimpse into a space I deeply loved...how many dead shows! Sam Cutler is able to articulate memories and permeate the senses. A great read.Published 3 months ago by Patricia Vining
Sam's book is the only book about the music scene that I have been able to finish. I have tried to read many other books about the biz and Stones and could never finish them... Read morePublished 4 months ago by mark lorne
Since the first time I watched "Gimmie Shelter," I wondered who this man was. After discovering the Grateful Dead, I knew damn-well who he was. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steve Cakouros
came in perfect condition. didnt care at all about author's childhood--but once past that, a fresh and honest take on certain rolling-stones matters. emphasis on "honest". Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Bissonette
Fantastic account from a man who was there with 2 of my favorite bands. Sam's account of Altamont is striking. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeff LaPlume