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Bat Chain Puller: Rock And Roll In The Age Of Celebrity
by Kurt Loder
This is a trenchant, revealing and often hilarious collage of articles, commentary, and interviews with rock and rollers and other pop culture heroes.
Published January 1st 1990 by St. Martin's Press
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A fun collection of Kurt Loder's interviews with a wide variety of celebrities. His style of writing is informative and descriptive, and even thoughtfully critical at times. This is a good book to pick up when you only have a short time or interrupted opportunities to read. It is an interesting collection of essays and interviews at the dawning of the era of full blown "celebrity" culture.
Well written, captured the music scene at that area. The book was able to capture the artist, the personality and the voice behind the music. I find Frank Zappa's article to be enlightening and witty. Touching piece on Captain Beefheart.
Kurt Loder is an American film critic, author, columnist, and television personality. He served in the 1980s as editor at Rolling Stone, during a tenure that Reason later called "legendary". He has contributed to articles in Esquire, Details, New York, and Time. He has also made cameos on several films and television series. Prior to Rolling Stone, Loder had worked for Circus magazine and had been ...moreMore about Kurt Loder...