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Roadie: A True Story (at least the parts I remember) Paperback – June 17, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
I think the big appeal is the "just like me"
factor. The common guy can relate to the stories of work as well as personal challenges. Initially one thinks, 'oh, man this guy gets women at the drop of a hat...his stories will be wild'. But glamorizing that can make folks feel kind of left out as if they really missed out on something. However, with Karl's true, down to earth adventures, and candid revelations, surely everyone can totally relate and compare similar circumstances to their own. You'll find out that the author is, well, "just like me!"
It takes a special writing flare to have that come across
as well as the author presents his stories.
An added bonus for those who attended concerts during the mid and late '70's, is that, chances are, Karl worked on a tour in which you probably attended one of the individual shows. I documented at least 4 myself. Thanks, Karl, for bringing back memories and providing an entertaining and informative glimpse at into an often misunderstood, yet beloved industry.
The book has lots of laughs, and is a must for fans of the music business, especially roadies-in-waiting. Karl reveals what really goes on behind the smoke and mirrors called show business. And reaffirms the fact that you can't do a show without good roadies!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Typically, a book review is posted AFTER the book has fully been read. In THIS case, I just started reading this book. Read morePublished on March 7, 2009 by R. Kallio
I didn't feel the book lived up to what i thought it was going to be about.
I found it to be very boring and talking to much about lighting and things we didn't need to... Read more
I loved the book. It was entertaining, cleverly written, and showed the inside life of a roadie from the 70s. It makes you almost want to be one for a day!! Great story, Karl. Read morePublished on January 5, 2006 by P. Flynn
The market for this book extends well beyond Karl's colleagues on and off the road. Roadies and local hands alike will find themselves nodding and laughing throughout; music fans... Read morePublished on December 11, 2005 by Shesquint