This week i bring you George Clinton’s memoir. First of all, i think you have to be a fan of Clinton and funk music in general to understand this memoir. Clinton does an incredible job describing a lot of his catalogue in detail. It was really enjoyable to go back in time and see what he was thinking when he was writing and coming up with those records from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
I think we all know how Clinton struggled with drugs throughout his career and he is very blunt when talking about it. He describes going on many rides with Sly to score drugs, how they wrote music together, and the different drugs they took.
You get a sense of somewhat honesty, but with such a long career he couldve wrote a book of 500+ pages. Even though this book is not as long as it couldve been, Clinton still did an awesome job in putting his life to paper. Maybe we’ll see another book in the future. The way Clinton talks it doesnt look like he will stop anytime soon!
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Think of Motley Crue’s The Dirt but for country music.
This autobiography by the late George Jones is full of many incredible stories, both happy and sad. And for a person who was a pioneer of country music, you can tell that he did it all.
I never been a big fan of country music, and whenever i thought of George Jones I thought just an old guy who simply sang country music, was i wrong. Jones takes you through all of his Highs (literally) and Lows during his career. He was a guy who snorted all the coke i the world and drank himself to sleep pretty much everyday for most of his career. You cant help but feel bad for him while reading about his life, is a miracle he was alive while living that way, and not surprised while he was called “No Show Jones”
George Jones goes deep into his marriages and divorces, and the extremely awful things his wifes put up with. Sneaking out of the house weeks at a time to do drugs or drink, stuff that a full on alcoholic or drug addict would do, and is no secret he was both. Jones admits to everything and makes it clear that he was very ashamed of his behavior. Along the way came Nancy who was the one that pretty much saved him and stuck with him to the end.
There are some shorter stories in the book like the one meeting Hank Williams Sr, how he bought a lot of cars, and sold an trade. Or coming across hitchhikers during his drunken times.
Overall a really awesome book even for non country music fans. You really get a lot of insight at how the music industry, and tours were waaaay back then.
Release Date: January 1, 1996
# of Pages: 337