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[ Read Online The Beatles: The Biography ✓ madagascar PDF ] by Bob Spitz ✓ Holy crap is this book long And informative Also fun to read, so yay Here s some fun stuff I learned 1 They all had gonorrhea when they recorded Love Me Do 2 John was a huge asshole.
3 Brian Epstein would invite really rough dudes back to his house to beat the crap out of him.
4 Yoko was even worse than John.
5 Paul was kind of a dick, too.
6 But Ringo was a nice guy.
7 During early Beatles concerts, theater owners or whoever would wheel retards into the front row until John started making fun of them by putting a plastic bag on his foot and limping around like a spaz Also, sometimes the parents of said retards would like, bring their kids backstage and then leave them alone With the Beatles.
A threshold book If your interest in The Beatles is only so so, you ll be bored stiff by the book and I suspect you won t make it to page one hundred The writing is only fair in style not quite historical, not quite journalistic, and not quite pure tabloid y entertainment and the substance is frankly too thin to warrant eight hundred plus pages of reading for all but the most maniacal of Beatle maniacs For good or bad, I am such a one And so I raced through it over a long weekend It doesn t lack for effort In an effort at contextualizing the story and following good historiography, Spitz provides than enough details of early Liverpool, of each of the families of the Beatles, and their early school experiences I remarked The opening chord of A Hard Day s Night George, on a twelve string, plays a Gsus chord From bass to treble that s G,C,F,A,C,G On a twelve string guitar, the bottom four notes get doubled at the octave, while the top two are doubled in unison Underneath, Paul plays a D And John strums a Dsus chord, ADADG, leaving out the bottom string So from bass to treble we get the following D, G, A, C, D, F, G, AA, CCC, DD, F, GG, A The result is a perfect collaboration, and a beautiful example of the Beatles ability to come up with something that is both chaotic and suberbly balanced all at once If you ve heard it, you remember it, and you know what I mean If not, then why are you reading this far Spitz describes this chord in some detail, and quite differently He says George plays a G7 chord with an added ninth, and a s Rating for the quality of the book 4 out of 5Rating for how much I enjoyed the book 2 out of 5I realized as I was finishing this book that I wished I hadn t read it Don t get me wrong it was well written and well researched and I learned a great deal I didn t know about the Beatles And therein lies the problem.
There is a whole lot I learned in this book that I wished I didn t know I mean, I knew there was drug use I knew there were countless affairs I knew that none of them were standup human beings But I guess I didn t know just how bad things got John, in particular, I found to be utter repulsive Incredibly talented, true, but reprehensible I think he is the most selfish person I have ever read about this extensively Not that any of the rest with the possible exception of Ringo who knew are that much better But John s treatment of his wife, child, manager, a Holy crap is this book long And informative Also fun to read, so yay Here s some fun stuff I learned 1 They all had gonorrhea when they recorded Love Me Do 2 John was a huge asshole.
3 Brian Epstein would invite really rough dudes back to his house to beat the crap out of him.
4 Yoko was even worse than John.
5 Paul was kind of a dick, too.
6 But Ringo was a nice guy.
7 During early Beatles concerts, theater owners or whoever would wheel retards into the front row until John started making fun of them by putting a plastic bag on his foot and limping around like a spaz Also, sometimes the parents of said retards would like, bring their kids backstage and then leave them alone With the Beatles.
A threshold book If your interest in The Beatles is only so so, you ll be bored stiff by the book and I suspect you won t make it to page one hundred The writing is only fair in style not quite historical, not quite journalistic, and not quite pure tabloid y entertainment and the substance is frankly too thin to warrant eight hundred plus pages of reading for all but the most maniacal of Beatle maniacs For good or bad, I am such a one And so I raced through it over a long weekend It doesn t lack for effort In an effort at contextualizing the story and following good historiography, Spitz provides than enough details of early Liverpool, of each of the families of the Beatles, and their early school experiences I remarked The opening chord of A Hard Day s Night George, on a twelve string, plays a Gsus chord From bass to treble that s G,C,F,A,C,G On a twelve string guitar, the bottom four notes get doubled at the octave, while the top two are doubled in unison Underneath, Paul plays a D And John strums a Dsus chord, ADADG, leaving out the bottom string So from bass to treble we get the following D, G, A, C, D, F, G, AA, CCC, DD, F, GG, A The result is a perfect collaboration, and a beautiful example of the Beatles ability to come up with something that is both chaotic and suberbly balanced all at once If you ve heard it, you remember it, and you know what I mean If not, then why are you reading this far Spitz describes this chord in some detail, and quite differently He says George plays a G7 chord with an added ninth, and a s Rating for the quality of the book 4 out of 5Rating for how much I enjoyed the book 2 out of 5I realized as I was finishing this book that I wished I hadn t read it Don t get me wrong it was well written and well researched and I learned a great deal I didn t know about the Beatles And therein lies the problem.
There is a whole lot I learned in this book that I wished I didn t know I mean, I knew there was drug use I knew there were countless affairs I knew that none of them were standup human beings But I guess I didn t know just how bad things got John, in particular, I found to be utter repulsive Incredibly talented, true, but reprehensible I think he is the most selfish person I have ever read about this extensively Not that any of the rest with the possible exception of Ringo who knew are that much better But John s treatment of his wife, child, manager, a Inconsistent, riddled with errors, inaccuracies and wrong information Lots of mistakes Such as photos from 1960 and 1961 being labeled as being at the Star Club, which didn t open until 62 States that George met Pattie Boyd on the set of Help when they actually met on the set of A Hard Day s Night Just a couple of examples Terrible book And when the list of errors was pointed out to the author, he just insulted those who were telling him Isn t that nice Wanker.
It s not a perfect book, but I think this is a decent enough Beatles biography It s certainly a long one I can t believe I just read an 800 page book It took a little under a month to read The good Spitz really captures the insanity of Beatlemania and the craziness that came with being a Beatle With all the strange goings on during the latter part of their career, it s amazing that they pulled it together enough to create such magic on record Spitz touches on all the biggies Hamburg, Sgt Pepper, Paul is dead, Ed Sullivan, the trip to India The detail is overwhelming, although it starts to lack in the last part of the book.
The bad This really should have been called John Lennon, Brian Epstein and three other guys A Biography John seems to be the main character in the story I realize he and Paul were the two geniuses in the band, but I was under the impression tha With This Massive Opus, Veteran Music Journalist Spitz Dylan A Biography Tells The Definitive Story Of The Band That Sparked A Cultural Revolution Calling On books, Articles, Radio Programs And Primary Interviews, Spitz Follows The Band From Each Member S Family Origins In Working Class Liverpool To The Band S Agonizing Final Days Spitz S Unflinching Biography Reveals That Not Only Did The Beatles Pioneer A New Era Of Rock But They Also Were On The Cutting Edge Of Rock Star Excess, From Their Amphetamine Fueled Sets In The Clubs Of Hamburg To Their Eventual Appetites For Stronger Drugs, Including Marijuana, LSD, Cocaine And, Eventually For John Lennon, Heroin Sex Was Also Part Of The Equation In , When The Band Cut Its First Audition For Sir George Martin, All Four Members Had A Venereal Disease, And Both John S And Paul McCartney S Girlfriends Were Pregnant Spitz Details The Tangled Web Of Bad Business Deals That Flowed From Novice Manager Brian Epstein Though The Heavily Conflicted Epstein Can Be Forgiven Since He Was In Uncharted Territory Although This Is A Hefty Volume Steeped In Research, Spitz Writes Economically, And With Flair, Letting The Facts And Characters Speak For Themselves In Doing So, He Captures An Ironic Sadness That Accompanied The Beatles Runaway Success How Their Dreams Of Stardom, Once Realized, Became A Prison, Forcing The Band To Spend Large Parts Of Their Youth In Hotel Rooms To Avoid Mobs And To Stage Elaborate Escapes From Literally Life Threatening Situations After Appearances As With All Great History Writing, Spitz Both Captures A Moment In Time And Humanizes His Subjects While Some Will Blanch At The Unsettling Dark Sides Of The Beatles, Most Will Come To Appreciate The Band Even For Knowing The Incredible Personal Odysseys They Endured Still finishing this up, but it s certainly the most comprehensive Beatles bio out there, and very well written and readable The best chapters are probably the school years and the Hamburg period which the author fleshes out with much detail than I ve ever encountered He also has a talent for making it feel immediate when you are reading, with great descriptive passages that give you a sense of what the dives in Hamburg were like and just how grueling the Beatles early touring schedule was for example Their drug use is also chronicled in detail I don t think I knew that the Beatles smoked their first J with Bob Dylan Not a book for someone just looking for the Beatles story you get the full family tree of each Beatle , but fans who have read several Beatles books will find compelling new vignettes here, and be pleasantly surprised Well, I only read the last half, to see what jolly Bob Spitz could do with the tale of hippy woe which is the decline fall of the four jolly boys I was expecting a whole lot of fun to be had in the style of Bob s outrageous biography of the other Bob, Dylan In that one, Spitz makes up whole conversations, assumes things when he hasn t got any facts or sources, jumps into Dylan s head to riff on what he probably would have been thinking, kicks him when he s down, and all in all has a right good laugh But in this Beatles tome disappointingly he plays it completely straight So it comes off as pretty good, pretty comprehensive, nothing that you didn t already know but you can probably give half of your other Beatles books to Oxfam now because it s all in here.
I m finally done after reading this book for two full months I really wanted to give this book a five star rating, but I just couldn t There are such great moments in here, and as a music and production nerd, I was in love with how well Bob writes their recording sessions and explains the songwriting process in a reasonably accessible way Many other moments are also written so well travels and German shenanigans and agent meetings and everything The thing that I am most impressed with is the ridiculous level of detail that went into researching this book, which was a seven year project However, I didn t like the bias in how John and Paul were treated next to George and Ringo John gets three chapters and some change devoted to his childhood, actually reaching bac



It s not a perfect book, but I think this is a decent enough Beatles biography It s certainly a long one I can t believe I just read an 800 page book It took a little under a month to read The good Spitz really captures the insanity of Beatlemania and the craziness that came with being a Beatle With all the strange goings on during the latter part of their career, it s amazing that they pulled it together enough to create such magic on record Spitz touches on all the biggies Hamburg, Sgt Pepper, Paul is dead, Ed Sullivan, the trip to India The detail is overwhelming, although it starts to lack in the last part of the book.
The bad This really should have been called John Lennon, Brian Epstein and three other guys A Biography John seems to be the main character in the story I realize he and Paul were the two geniuses in the band, but I was under the impression tha Inconsistent, riddled with errors, inaccuracies and wrong information Lots of mistakes Such as photos from 1960 and 1961 being labeled as being at the Star Club, which didn t open until 62 States that George met Pattie Boyd on the set of Help when they actually met on the set of A Hard Day s Night Just a couple of examples Terrible book And when the list of errors was pointed out to the author, he just insulted those who were telling him Isn t that nice Wanker.
Still finishing this up, but it s certainly the most comprehensive Beatles bio out there, and very well written and readable The best chapters are probably the school years and the Hamburg period which the author fleshes out with much detail than I ve ever encountered He also has a talent for making it feel immediate when you are reading, with great descriptive passages that give you a sense of what the dives in Hamburg were like and just how grueling the Beatles early touring schedule was for example Their drug use is also chronicled in detail I don t think I knew that the Beatles smoked their first J with Bob Dylan Not a book for someone just looking for the Beatles story you get the full family tree of each Beatle , but fans who have read several Beatles books will find compelling new vignettes here, and be pleasantly surprised Well, I only read the last half, to see what jolly Bob Spitz could do with the tale of hippy woe which is the decline fall of the four jolly boys I was expecting a whole lot of fun to be had in the style of Bob s outrageous biography of the other Bob, Dylan In that one, Spitz makes up whole conversations, assumes things when he hasn t got any facts or sources, jumps into Dylan s head to riff on what he probably would have been thinking, kicks him when he s down, and all in all has a right good laugh But in this Beatles tome disappointingly he plays it completely straight So it comes off as pretty good, pretty comprehensive, nothing that you didn t already know but you can probably give half of your other Beatles books to Oxfam now because it s all in here.
I m finally done after reading this book for two full months I really wanted to give this book a five star rating, but I just couldn t There are such great moments in here, and as a music and production nerd, I was in love with how well Bob writes their recording sessions and explains the songwriting process in a reasonably accessible way Many other moments are also written so well travels and German shenanigans and agent meetings and everything The thing that I am most impressed with is the ridiculous level of detail that went into researching this book, which was a seven year project However, I didn t like the bias in how John and Paul were treated next to George and Ringo John gets three chapters and some change devoted to his childhood, actually reaching bac

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