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@Read Kindle Î Can't Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories õ Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine inand foryears wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You ve Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the s and s, a gilded time for the music press By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Mestories collected here include encounters with some of rock s most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, REM and Pearl Jam From backstage brawls and drug blow outs, to riots, superstar punch ups, hotel room confessionals and tour bus lunacy, these are stories from the madness of a music scene now long gone Allan Jones is an award winning British music journalist and editor In , he applied for a job on the UK s best selling music paper as a junior reporter, signing off his application with Melody Maker needs a bullet up the arse I m the gun, pull the trigger He was editor of Melody Maker fromtoand untileditor of music and film monthly Uncut Had me laughing out loud We get a real sense of some characters particularly funny are those pompous types he can skewer in tiny vignettes just by way of describing what they do And counterbalances that humour with some poignant observation, too. The subtitle Rock n Roll War Stories is very apt This is a succession of despatches from rock n roll s frontline written by Allan Jones I ve read a lot of music memoirs and this is right up there with the very best I loved every page Allan worked for Melody Maker during the 1970s and 1980s, the golden age of record company largess and excess, when labels routinely flew journalists hither and thither, and when the UK could support four large circulation music papers How Allan Jones survi The subtitle Rock n Roll War Stories is very apt This is a succession of despatches from rock n roll s frontline written by Allan Jones I ve read a lot of music memoirs and this is right up there with the very best I loved every page Allan worked for Melody Maker during the 1970s and 1980s, the golden age of record company largess and excess, when labels routinely flew journalists hither and thither, and when the UK could support four large circulation music papers How Allan Jones survived is a miracle The 70s and 80s were years of excess but his colossal intake of drugs and alcohol really is something to behold And he needed it too Having been on the receiving end of verbal and physical abuse at the hands and tongues of the likes of Lou Reed, Tony Iommi and Van Morrison Thankfully Allan did survive and so we have these incredible stories to enjoy Backstage brawls, drug blow outs, riots, superstar punch ups, hotel room confessionals, tour bus lunacy it s all here despatches from a music scene now sadly long gone.Many of the stories first appeared in Uncut magazine, which Allan Jones launched in 1997 The people and groups Allan encounters make for a who s who of the era and include Alex Harvey, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, XTC, Lou Reed, The Police, The Clash, Joe Strummer, Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Tony Iommi, Elvis Costello, The Damned, Van Morrison, Roxy Music, Lemmy, Gordon Lightfoot, Patti Smith, The Byrds, Lou Reed, Sex Pistols, Gregg Allman, John Peel, The Clash, Robert Fripp, The Searchers, The Pretenders, Def Leppard, The Police, Ozzy Osbourne, R.E.M., Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Wreckless Eric, Dr Feelgood, and Pearl Jam.Essential.5 5 So let s say you end up down the pub with a delightful, if random chap He s FULL of stories and for the sake of this story, let s say he keeps buying rounds He has amazing tales to tell about people you definitely know in music and some you really don t know, but the tales about them are amusing enough particularly one about a hungry horse Some of them are sad, too especially one about Eddie Vedder grappling with the death of Kurt Cobain But mostly, it s a riotous collection of one m So let s say you end up down the pub with a delightful, if random chap He s FULL of stories and for the sake of this story, let s say he keeps buying rounds He has amazing tales to tell about people you definitely know in music and some you really don t know, but the tales about them are amusing enough particularly one about a hungry horse Some of them are sad, too especially one about Eddie Vedder grappling with the death of Kurt Cobain But mostly, it s a riotous collection of one man s meticulous destruction of his liver as he builds his music journalism career If that s your cup of tea, this is certainly worth checking out collection of stories of Melody Maker journalist during the late 70 s and a little in early 80 ssome interesting perspectives and almost interviews with famous musicians Bowie, Joe Strummer, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Elvis Costello.did get repetitive for mebasically, treated with contempt, disdain and occasional animosity by the artists.lots and lots and lots of drinking, and touring and junkets and drinking and drugs and drinking