The Armageddon Rag
Publisher: Pocket Books
Edition language: English
During the 1960’s Nazgûl was a hugely popular hard rock band, the voice of a generation. But in 1971, when a bullet ended both the life of the charismatic lead-singer and the future of the band, an era came to an end.During those years Sandy Blair was in the midst of the action. An activist while in...
The author sets out to accomplish the impossible: to make a fictional rock n' roll band seem realistic and awesome in a novel. Does he succeed? No. Like I said, you just can't do it. But, aside from that, the book is entertaining, even if a bit dopey at times.
'The Armageddon Rag: Or, Old Man Martin Yells at Those Kids to Get Off His Lawn' is a pretty good book once you get past the bitter, out-of-touch quality the narrator and hero brings to the story. I'm all for celebrating the 60s, but when your former radical journalist everyman starts sincerely grum...
I usually don't really like books about music and musicians. The simple reason is that nine times out of ten, those books fail at describing music, conveying what it's like. It's hard to do. I mean, try to explain to someone who have never heard Jimi Hendrix what he sounds like. You have to give to ...