- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Constable (May 11, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1472124324
- ISBN-13: 978-1472124326
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man Paperback – May 11, 2017
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About the Author
Pete Way has established himself as a much-loved and highly regarded figure among rock fans, critics and fellow musicians alike. Best known for his work with UFO, Pete's energetic live performances were at the heart of the band's countless world tours, and his melodic basslines underpinned the catalogue of enduring rock classics upon which UFO's reputation and legacy are founded. His songwriting credits include 'Too Hot To Handle', 'Lights Out' and 'Shoot Shoot', all of which are cornerstones of the band's live set today. Pete's post-UFO work has included stints with Fastway (alongside members of Motorhead and Humble Pie), Ozzy Osbourne, and his own long-running band Waysted, whose albums featured more songs in which Pete's songwriting contributions were prominent. Pete's keen ear for song arrangement has also seen him serve as producer for popular Hard Rock acts such as Twisted Sister and the Cockney Rejects. Pete is currently working on his latest solo album, Walking On The Edge.
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I saw UFO 4 times on the "Walk on Water" tour to make up for the times I didn't get to see them in the 70's. I thought they were great at those shows. I met them after each show and they were all very gracious and seemed revitalized. About ten years ago I saw a documentary made about the "Strangers In the Night" album. Pete was interviewed and I was shocked at how tired he looked. If I've learned one thing I've learned over the years, it's being in a Rock n Roll band isn't an easy life.
I wasn't surprised at how graphic this book is...actually I was riveted and couldn't put it down. At one point in a later chapter, Pete was shooting drugs and as I read it I received a phone call and as I picked up the phone I felt guilty as if I had to hide my stash! I appreciate the honesty that he shared without trying to glorify the debauchery he lived through. I've read autobiographies by rock stars where they try to show how indestructible they are...Pete just tells it how it is.
The Bible says that we're all broken...damaged. I believe that's true and Pete doesn't seem to try to hide any of his brokenness. I truly hope and pray that he can find a way to shake the addiction that he's suffered from all these years and learns how to rest. I'm disappointed at how little press this book has gotten. I think it should be read by a lot of people. I only found out about it when I googled Pete's name to see if he was still alive!
I'd like to suggest to any UFO fans that haven't heard it yet, UFO: The Official Bootleg. It's available on Amazon. It has live performances from the whole Chrysalis era. If you listen to the different performances you can here when they were on fire and you can also tell when they were just plain sloppy.
Pete, if you ever read this, I love you and hope you get some rest!
really going on with UFO, who in their prime, really should have been bigger than they
were... good book, very interesting, Pete sounds like a really likeable guy, really cool
forward by Steve Harris btw... I always thought he played what was right for the song
and it seemed like he had some songwriting skills. The book was a little sad cos here
is a great rock star, kind of bouncing around and he certainly didn't take care of his
health that well. That said, I recommend it.