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Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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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Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Enjoyed reading this biography of a shrewd, self driven individual, business like and ambitious to a fault. Almost the antithesis of the “youth in revolt” image which he and his fellow Stones portrayed and exploited so successfully.

A massive book worm; is he on Goodreads I wonder? (Sandford suggests that if it came to a choice between a 'good' book and a 'bad' woman the book would win). A snob, egotist, certainly not a shrinking violet (he is credited with saying that the English had 2 people to
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Jun 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
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!
Jan 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Подвеждащо заглавие. Предполага се, че авторът "рисува портрет" на Мик Джагър, но фактологията в тази книга може да бъде срещната във всяка книга за "Ролинг Стоунс" или просто из няколко статии в Интернет. В книгата не е обрисуван нито бунтар, нито рицар (въображението ми все още не ми помага да разбера това заглавие). Нищо ново не научих за личността на Мик Джагър, но по-неприятното е, че не ми беше интересно да чета всички тези факти, защото авторът е лишен от художествен усет. С описанията на ...more
Oct 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010, bio-memoir
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.
May 04, 2008 rated it liked it
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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