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Lost Rockers: The Rediscovery of Great Forgotten Musicians

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Hit songs, record deals, sexual adoration, private jets, stretch limos, and wealth: these are the trappings of musical success. But the pop stars living these seemingly glamorous lives are the exceptions in the music business and not the rule. Standing in the wings, just off stage and waiting, are those many talented and deserving musicians who just barley missed their big ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by powerHouse Books (first published December 1st 2015)
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Matt
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I generally don't rank a geek-appeal book so high unless I can hand it to another with no interest in its subject matter and say something like "Even though you don't care, you will find this fascinatin'!"

In this case, I'd say it's best if you're pretty deep in, music-wise, to strap LOST ROCKERS on.

So -- after all that -- WHAT A FANTASTIC READ.

Chapter after chapter, career after dead-ended career, life after life; all the ways the wheel of Chance can roll over you and keep on keeping on, down t
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Carlton Duff
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I reluctantly gave this 4 stars. The writing can be petty and just serviceable, but definitely have to give the author a huge amount of credit for the investigative work that went in to researching some of these individuals.
just being able to fill in fans’ of bands like King of Kings as to what happened to the creative force behind those musical obscurities is an effort that Blush can’t be thanked for enough.
Tim Mcgurrin
Aug 29, 2022 rated it liked it
A bit uneven, in that some of the featured artists get 10+ pages while others merit just two. Because the authors relied heavily on interviews from the artists themselves, it reads a bit whitewashed in terms of the actual dirt on why some of these artists were overlooked or neglected by their labels.

No really big names are covered (I guess that would by definition, make stars ineligible to be considered “lost rockers.

As I have done with previous music books, I looked for a playlist to accompany
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John Arnold
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
a whole lot of fun.
Caroline
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some fascinating stories of obscure rockers, but the author veers between sympathy for their struggles and something bordering on harshness. I think the almost-derisive tone was recognized by the editors since the library copy I have is titled "Lost Rockers: Broken Dreams and Crashed Careers". It seems to have been changed to the more forgiving subtitle above. But still, great reading into these mostly forgotten careers. ...more
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