Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Here's what Ric Menck, drummer extraordinaire for Matthew Sweet, Velvet Crush, Liz Phair, Marianne Faithfull etc., had to say about the book on Facebook. (Thank you, Ric. And EVR for the heads up.) The book had its best week yet last week due to comments like this one. If you see a review in print or online, please let me know....

"Bruce Eaton's 33 1/3 book about Radio City by Big Star is an astonishing read. Along with being the most insightful portrayal of Alex Chilton and the Big Star phenomenon I've ever read, it also explains quite clearly why one should never approach music or musical artists with preconceived notions or expectations. A must read for anyone who considers them self a fan of Big Star or music in general. Thank you Bruce."

2 comments:

D. Meinzer said...

Ric also wrote the Notorious Byrd Brothers book in the 33-1/3 series. Another good one. The Guilded Palace of Sin book, on the other hand, was a big disappointment.

Bruce Eaton said...

Thanks Dave. I've read Ric's book but didn't make the connection. You're right...it was a good one.