- Paperback: 205 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (August 2, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399536795
- ISBN-13: 978-0399536793
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,732,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It): Extremely Important Stuff About the Songs and Bands You Love, Hate, Love to Hate , and Hate to Love Paperback – August 2, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Early on, Boone invites us in, describing the nearly equal pleasure a music enthusiast like himself takes from just reading and learning about music, as he does from actually listening to the music. As someone who spends a lot of time combing through allmusic, absorbing every little bit of trivia I can whenever I discover a band for myself, I felt like he was coming from the same place.
The book is very conversational. It reads fast and is a great time, not to mention that it is also very well written. In short, I had a hell of a lot of fun.
The only problem with this book is that it is not long enough, i hope Mr. Noone will write a string of sequels!!!!!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read the little stories behind the bands and the music................
A BIG FIVE STARS*****
The book primarily focuses on rock music but the stories cross different eras so this book appeals to not only the classic rock lover but to alternative rock fans as well. From the origin of "Free Bird!" to a flow chart of the degrees of seperation from the Pixies, this book is sure to appeal to all music fans.
I bought a few copies for last minute Xmas gifts.
This is a great gift for anyone that watches TV, listens to the radio, mp3, iPod, CD, record player, Victrola...! Loved it!!!
Remember when you were in college and at the end of each semester you had to write a review of each professor, and the best thing you could say about one is that he or she "knows the material"? That Boone knows this material is just the beginning. He knows both rock and roll both inside and out, both backward and forward. He also knows comedy. Boone makes music hilarious. And he's not kidding when he addresses in the preface the truth that no two people have the same taste in music. I suspect that he and I would not agree on where to tune the radio if we were to take a road trip, for instance. But I would still love to take a road trip with him, because I would laugh at least once a mile. We would get many laughs to the gallon, both highway and city.