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Why AC/DC Matters Hardcover – October 13, 2009
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About the Author
Anthony Bozza is the author of four New York Times Bestsellers, including Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem, Slash, co-written with Slash and the #1 bestselling Too Fat to Fish, co-written with Artie Lange. Bozza was a staff writer and editor for Rolling Stone magazine for seven years, during which he profiled a diverse range of artists from Eminem and the Wu-Tang Clan to Trent Reznor and U2. He lives in New York City.
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Overall, I am not sure who this was written for exactly, except perhaps Bozza himself. For someone who already likes AC/DC, there is really nothing new here. For someone who doesn't particularly like them, or even dislikes them, I doubt they would even pick it up in the first place. And honestly, reading a book about a band is not going to suddenly make you respect or even like that band: I could read that Nickleback has incredible similarities to Beethoven, but I will still think they suck [sorry to any Nickleback fans, but they do... ;) ]. At the end of the day, I think this would have made a much better magazine article than a book - and likely gotten to a wider audience.
But, really, if there's any doubt and if you want to know why AC/DC matter, just get a copy of 'Highway To Hell' and 'Back In Black'. If that doesn't do it for you, then you're clearly never going to be convinced.
this doesn't contain any new info for fans,but it is a nice read for the person who loves all things ac/dc and those curious people who want to know what all the fuss is about some old rockers who always play the same three chords.
I actually like AC/DC, yet this book was a letdown for me. Mr. Bozza kept repeating the same elements over and over (seemed that way to me at least).
The reviewer who said this would make a better magazine article was absolutely correct in my opinion.
Finally, it was too short a book for the price, yet rather conflicting for me was it was too long based on what was actually written - due to the subject matter repeating over and over.
My feeling upon finishing the book was that I just read a (long) introduction and I kept expecting the actual book to start. A shortened version of the book would actually make a great introduction to an AC/DC history book.
Plus, just the bands methodology and the fact that their concerts are FOR the fans, and
not just for them to make $$. They play their hearts and souls out for three hours.
However, the authors choice of overkill in word structure had me rolling my eyes as he used unnecessary wordings to construct pretty much every paragraph. It's not that I don't understand the big grown up words, it's more I got the feeling he used them so much to make such short writings seem longer by typing up a sentence that you would not hear someone say to you in your average conversation. I think it's the fact that it's explained by the author a billion times in this book that AC/DC's simplicity is a key factor to their success. He should try to implement some of that advice into his own sentence structure and understand that constantly using fancier words, and repeating the same thing over and over again is not needed to get your points across.
I also found some of the writings about the band have not been proof read very well, such times and dates are incorrect and I feel the name Bon Scott and Brian Johnson where mixed up with each other in certain areas of this book.Read more ›
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