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  1. says:

    Keith Richards was a clever kid a talented artist a choirboy who sang for the ueen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians not in rock bands money and fame a lot of which he finds a bit of a pain but to be endured because that goes with the job If you aren't fairly knowledgeable about music blue

  2. says:

    I have liked the Rolling Stones for a long time I remember going to see them back when I was in high school on the Voodoo Lounge tour 2004 – and I thought they seemed old back then But I will say while I enjoyed them I was of a casual fan However in the past couple of years I have become obsessed I am sad that it took me this long because while many successful bands have a few great songs here and there the Stones have one of the best

  3. says:

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s “Hot Rocks” an early “greatest hits collec

  4. says:

    Keith Richards’ autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark As such you have to hand it to this book it really does mirror The Rolling Stones’ careerGhost writer James Fox does a fantastic job of catching his master’s voice No doubt Keef was sat down

  5. says:

    And what a life Keith Richards has hadIt’s really a shame that internet memes have turned Keith Richards into a caricat

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    It was 1975 a time of brutality and confrontation Open season had been declared since our last tour the tour of '72 known as the STP The State Department had noted riots true civil disobedience also true illicit sex whatever that is and violence across the United States All the fault of us mere minstrels We had been incit

  7. says:

    I have a fascination with music and the undead so reading Keith Richards' autobiography was a no brainer and I'm glad I did Life is absolutely brimming with all the Rolling Stones stories a fan could hope for It starts with a humorous and tense drug story then it reverts to a innocent time when Richards was a sort of part time hooligan a kid of the East end streets This was easily my favorite part of the book t

  8. says:

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids a classic Life by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and Life maybe grand but great it isn'tIt's obvious that Richards is writing or co writing this for the fans out ther

  9. says:

    So we will start with first things first If you were to ask me what my recommendation would be for best rock musician biography or autobiography of all time it would be Keith Richards’s “Life” hands down You’ll see why as you read the rest of this review but in short I’ll just say that it’s by far the most authentic and genuine take on the subject of what life is like being in the spotlight for 48 years at th

  10. says:

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith – was somewhere to get out of After WWII it was pungent with horse manure desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter It wasn’t London It wasn’t hip or cool it was the backside of the wrong side of the tracks But when his father Gus gave him an old wooden guitar and showed him a few chords and licks London loomed closer Especially a

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Life by Keith Richards

With the Rolling Stones Keith Richards created the riffs the lyrics and the songs. I have liked the Rolling Stones for a long time I remember going to see them back when I was in high school on the Voodoo Lounge tour 2004 and I thought they seemed old back then But I will say while I enjoyed them I was of a casual fan However in the past couple of years I have become obsessed I am sad that it took me this long because while many successful bands have a few great songs here and there the Stones have one of the best collections of music of any band I have ever enjoyed I can honestly say they have over 100 songs that I would enjoy listening to at any moment The next band behind them might have 20 at the mostI am going this summer to see them again I can t waitMany will put the Beatles up against the Rolling Stones For me it is no contest by a long shot The Stones ALL THE WAYDue to my recent obsession I was excited to check out this autobiography by Keith Richards I will say that unless you are as into the Stones as I currently am or you really enjoy any music history I don t know if you will like this or not So be sure you base your response on whether to check this book out or not on that in addition to my reviewI thought this book was phenomenal I enjoyed every single second of this book Even when Richards was discussing music theory that went way over my head I loved it I feel like you could turn the story of Richards live into a fantastic movie He had so many different things that happened in both his life and with the Stones death drugs travels relationships controversy feuds successes failures etc This was uite a long book and it needed every page to fit it all inNote on the audiobook I think this may be a case where listening to the book will greatly enhance the experience A few sections are read by Johnny Depp and the final part of the book is read by Richards himself However MAJOR KUDOS to Joe Hurley for his narration his delivery was perfect I am sad to see that this appears to be the only book he has narrated as I would love to hear from himMany joke that Keef his famous nickname has been around forever and when the world ends it will just be some cockroaches and Richards You know I kind of hope this is true because I think the world is a better place with a colorful character like him in it

Summary Life by Keith Richards

Fe Now at last the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurrica. Bob Dylan s memoir is a classic Patti Smith s memoir Just Kids a classic Life by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n roll classic book and Life maybe grand but great it isn tIt s obvious that Richards is writing or co writing this for the fans out there Every uestion and thought regarding the Rolling Stones long history is answered or dealt with yet for that reason it strikes me as a book done in numbers and not passion or through the enjoyment of putting a book togetherAlso to be honest there is some major flaws in Keith Richards character For one he has this gang mentality in keeping the band together and having people loyal around him yet if it doesn t serve his purpose or in his eyes the band then it is tossed off the train that is his life His drug taking for sure caused major headaches for the band so it is kind of a shug when you hear him complain about Brian Jones problems with the chemicals For one Keith likes to believe that he was the worst enemy of the establishment but that is his ego talking From day one he was part of the pop machinery that churns out pop as in a factory The Stones were brilliant but I think that has a lot to do with the talents of their first manager and record producer Andrew Loog Oldham Jack Nitzsche Brian Jones Phil Spector and the original blues singers that inspired them When Keith got into Heroin he lost the pilot And for good with respect to consistent music making The mid 70 s Stones had a few good groove songs but in the 60 s they were really on fire The 80 s 90 s and the 21st Century Not even worth mentioning Also reading this book I sort of feel sorry for Mick Jagger Which is weird to me For someone who was totally devoted to the band Keith for sure lost the desire to make interesting music in the late 70 s Right now he sort of positioned himself as a rebel but he s a rebel that has been part of the conservative establishment for awhile now So when we admire Keith Richards it is not really the man but what we as a culture think he is And for me this memoir blows a big hole in that mythNevertheless it is an interesting document and a great importance to the Rolling Stones library but ironically enough there are better Stones books out there and in print as well

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That roused the world and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll li. It was 1975 a time of brutality and confrontation Open season had been declared since our last tour the tour of 72 known as the STP The State Department had noted riots true civil disobedience also true illicit sex whatever that is and violence across the United States All the fault of us mere minstrels We had been inciting the youth to rebellion we were corrupting America and they had ruled never to let us travel in the United States again It had become in the time of Nixon a serious political matter He had personally deployed his dogs and dirty tricks against John Lennon who he thought might cost him an election We in turn they told our lawyer officially were the most dangerous rock and roll band in the world I am definitely not the intended audience for this book I like the Rolling Stones certainly and I knew their music before I could identify the band I have a distinct memory of my dad singing Paint It Black to me when I was much too young to have any idea who the Rolling Stones were but I wouldn t describe myself as a hardcore fan I didn t see the Stones in their prime my generation knows them mostly as a group of awesome elderly rockers who simply refuse to pack it in and retire Keith Richards himself came onto my radar very late in fact and here I will preemptively duck from the objects that are about to be thrown at me by anyone born before 1980 I think the first time I heard about Keith Richards was when I learned that he was the person Johnny Depp had based Jack Sparrow on So obviously this book was not written for me and I probably had no business reading it in the first place However driven by curiosity and armed with a superficial knowledge of the Stones and an earnest love of Almost Famous I plunged in I mean how can you resist an opening like the one I uoted aboveIn a purely technical sense this book is very badly written The narrative wanders from one subject to another events aren t kept in chronological order and Richards uses fragment sentences like they re going out of style But the thing is it works I got the sense that the writing process for this book was just Keith Richards free associating into a recorder for several hours and the resulting tapes were written down verbatim Richards voice comes through clearly in every word and it s a great experience Reading the book is like listening to your foul mouthed slightly confused grandfather tell you stories they don t always make sense and sometimes you have no idea what he s saying but your grandfather happens to be the most awesome person alive so you re going to shut up and pay attention to everything he says The book is full of dirt on the Rolling Stones the tours and lots of helpful advice about buying drugs and then concealing them on your person Random bits are tossed in like Richards recipe for bangers and mash I only just found out from this lady on TV that you have to put bangers in a cold pan and instructions on winning a knife fight The big rules of knife fighting are a do not try it at home and b the whole point is never ever use the blade It is there to distract your opponent While he stares at the gleaming steel you kick his balls to kingdom come he s all yours Just a tip He also lets other people tell stories too every now and then he ll break off and include a few paragraphs written by someone else like his manager his son and once Kate Moss describing their perspective on whatever Richards is talking aboutBut the best part the very best is when Richards is talking about music He might be crazy he might be a recovering junkie he might be sexist oh we ll get there but this man loves music He loves playing music listening to music and talking about music While I was reading this I started wishing that I knew how to play the guitar because the detail he goes into about chords and playing techniues is incredible and went right over my head Reading about how Keith Richards feels about music is what makes this book worth reading when he stops talking about Mick drama and drugs and chicks and just focuses on the music Here s him talking about the first time he heard Heartbreak HotelThen Since my baby left me it was just the sound It was the last trigger That was the first rock and roll I heard It was a totally different way of delivering a song a totally different sound stripped down burnt no bullshit no violins and ladies choruses and schmaltz totally different It was bare right to the roots that you had a feeling were there but hadn t yet heard I ve got to take my hat off to Elvis for that The silence is your canvas that s your frame that s what you work on don t try to deafen it out That s what Hearbreak Hotel did to me It was the first time I d heard something so starkIn fact the only time this book isn t awesome reading is when Keith Richards talks about women and worse attempts to address the misogyny in rock and roll many of the songs we wrote around this time had what you might call anti girl lyrics anti girl titles too Stupid Girl Under My Thumb Out of Time That Girl Belongs to Yesterday Maybe we were winding them up And maybe some of the songs opened their hearts a little or their minds to the idea of we re women we re strong But I think the Beatles and the Stones particularly did release chicks from the fact of I m just a little chick Okay Grandpa Keith that s very nice but you need to sit down now Have a caramel suare and shut up for a minute Keith Richards I learned from this book only likes women when they do everything for him All the women who get described favorably in this book have one thing in common they would follow the Rolling Stones around and literally take care of them Richards first love a girl named Haleema is well regarded because she and her friends would come to the apartment where the Stones lived and clean the place up and cook for them Keith s favorite past chicks including his current wife are the ones who cooked breakfast for him Richards wants women to take care of him Mommy issues ahoy but does not appreciate having to do the same for them Here he is discussing Mick Jagger s many infidelities and having to deal with the stupid whores who came crying to poor Keith about itThey end up crying on my shoulder because they ve found out that he has once again philandered What am I gonna do Well it s a long ride to the airport honey let me think about it The tears that have been on this shoulder from Jerry Hall from Bianca from Marianne Chrissie ShrimptonThey re ruined so many shirt of mine And they ask me what to do How the hell do I know I don t fuck himGrandpa Keith I said sit down Do you need another caramel suareWomen aren t very present in this book but that s expected this is about rock and roll and the love of music and the rise and continued rise of a truly great group that revolutionized music Some of it doesn t make any sense some of it is ugly and sad but all of it is incredible and ultimately worth the read

  • Hardcover
  • 564
  • Life by Keith Richards
  • Keith Richards
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 9780297854395

About the Author: Keith Richards

Keith Richards is an English guitarist songwriter singer producer and founding member of The Rolling Stones As a guitarist Richards is mostly known for his innovative rhythm playing In 2003 Richards was ranked 10th on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All TimeWith songwriting partner and Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger Richards has written and recorded hundreds