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Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool

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For all his vast and enduring fame, Mick Jagger remains enigmatic to the public eye. Decades of press reports, culminating in the publication of sensationalist biographies like last year's Jagger Unauthorized, have painted him as nothing more than a walking libido, a sex machine with little more on his mind than groupies and guitars. Rock journalist Christopher Sandford of ...more
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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By far one of the worst books I've read this year. I'm fairly certain Sandford wouldn't recognize Mick Jagger if he woke up in the middle of the night to a live Rolling Stones concert in his bedroom. The book read like an academic thesis rather than a glimpse into an intellectual, creative man's life. Extremely disappointing.
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I just finished this. This book rocked! Wait until you get to the part about Brian Jones's death, the author does an amazing job of capturing the emotions!
Perfunctory rock biography. I enjoyed the anecdote about Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry threatening to kick Jagger's ass. Nothing else stood out.
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Good read inspired my first portrait of the Rolling Stones
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Christopher Sandford has published acclaimed biographies of Kurt Cobain, Steve McQueen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, and Roman Polanski. He has worked as a film and music writer and reviewer for over 20 years and frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Rolling Stone has called him "the preeminent author in his field today."

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