Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Book Review: "FLEETWOOD: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac"

This is the first in a series of book reviews for the "Drum Dungeon", a series we plan on utilizing to reveal some great and enlightening "Diamonds in the Literary Rough" for our fans. Our first review is on a book originally published in 1991 by Avon Books; the eponymously-titled psuedo biography of long time drummer, and off-the-wall namesake of the supergroup "Fleetwood Mac" -- Mick Fleetwood.

This book is a fabulous "must read" for all drummers and non-drummers alike. Even if you are not a huge fan of the band [Fleetwood Mac] or for that matter even Mick Fleetwood himself; this is one of those books that once you open it and start reading, you simply cannot put it down. It sheds a whole new light on the life of one of rock and roll's most talented [and tallest] drummers.

It starts with his humble beginnings playing music in the early 60's; doing his first gig at a church youth club under the name 'The Senders'', then on to playing in his next band titled ''Cheynes'' with Peter Green [The Green God] and really details their relationship [as it does many others]. It will blow your mind to read of all the things that Mick encountered in his tenure with the band he, Green, and John McVie started back in 1967, way before he joined forces with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. There is a lot of pain in this story - there is alot of joy, and there are just so many interesting facts through out the whole book. I know it will lead the reader into a whole new perspective on the life, and respect for this man, who simply-started out... ''WITH TWO STICKS AND A DRUM''

I totally recommend this book to all, and also want to thank Mr. Fleetwood for all the years of great drumming and music. "Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures In Fleetwood Mac" is written by Mick Fleetwood [with Stephen Davis] and republished by William Morrow + Company, Inc. NY., NY.

Click the photo at the top of this article to shop for your own copy of this book.

~The Central Scrutinizer

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