However, it's a very detailed book and probably stands as the top biography of the band running through the Beatle years.
He comes of full of himself on Utube videos and endorsed Goldman prior to the Goldman book and ripped him after.]]>
That's exactly the sort of silly, easily correctable error that plagues the book – I think at one point Spitz claims that Rubber Soul has 13 songs, or something equally flat-out wrong. But when I call the book a "real-life novel", I'm thinking specifically about dramatic passages like this one, depicting the recording of "Twist & Shout"
That may not be entirely appropriate reporting – it's not as though Spitz was actually there, obviously – but it's good stuff. I'm not necessarily recommending Spitz's book (presumably everyone is going to wait for the Lewisohn's definitive works), just explaining what I ...]]>
Everyone knew they’d have to get it on the first take — the band, the engineer, everybody had to do his job, without a missed note or a glitch. There would be nothing left of John’s voice after that.
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John tore open a ...]]>
I haven't finished the book yet. I got as far as I think about John taking dance lessons. I haven't had time to finish it because of my classes.
But reading those mistakes on the article made me laugh.
But reading those mistakes on the article made me laugh.]]>
Apparently he wrote the photo captions in a rush just before a deadline, and were corrected for a second edition. I don't know about the rest - I've not read the book.]]>
Has anyone read it? Is it any good?
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