Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue
A biography and cultural examination of the Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led.
As the Rolling Stones' legendary front man Mick Jagger remains an enigma. He hasn't given an in-depth interview for a decade and a half and never commented on his friend and partner, Keith Richard's often critical biography. Drawing on f...more
The problem with this book once you read in depth is that Marc Spitz focuses on all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons. When I read a book about the Rolling Stones, I don't need five pages on what Carly Simon thought about Mick. I want five pages on what Chuck Berry thought about Mick. There's a lot of stuff in here ...more
I read Spitz's biography on David Bowie a few years ...more
I tried to read “Jagger” with an open mind, wondering whether my long held prejudices would be born out. Marc Spitz, while pulling no punches as far as the star’s behavior, still appears to dote on Mick Jagger. Upon finishing the book, I believe that a more apt sub title would have been “ ...more
Mick Jagger, "all brain and no heart." The metaphor appeals to me. Somehow I have never been a big fan of the Rolling Stones, even though in the 1960s I listened to their music every day. In the mid-Sixties I preferred The Kinks, The Animals, and later all progressive bands. In particul ...more
The book suffers from not having a lot of Jagger's actual voice, and it lags a little in the final chapters, but all in all a good read if you like the Rolling Stones.
Not a wasted read though.
With the band’s upcoming golden anniversary and the recent publication of band member Keith Richards’ autobiography, it’s the perfect time for a biography that will separate Jagger-the-myth from Jagger-the-man.
Mark Spitz’s Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Ramble ...more
'Jagger' really covers Jagger's from youth to mid-1970s, with the less-compelling but important to understand 80s and 90s given short shrift. Pages and pages of psychoanalytic speculation are spent on some arguably central figures, such as Bianca Jagger, while other ...more
My favorite album is probably 12 X 5, whic ...more
Book wasn't super deep but still interesting. And, I learned I've been singing the wrong words to "Waiting on a Friend" for 35 years.
"Ooh, making love and breaking hearts, it is a game for youth."
Wait. Whaaaat?! Youth? Really?! I always thought it was a game for FOOLS.
I'm sticking to my version. And Keef. He has al ...more
Neither a hatchet job or a fawning puff piece, it'll do.
Didn't find a scrap of new information in this book. Stanley Booth's book is what most of this book was gleaned from. It is also a much better book that is part journal and part bio. No real insight into Mick Jagger, very watered down, like author was scared of a lawsuit. This was like a tenth grade research paper or something.o