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Roadies : The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll - Stuart Coupe

Roadies

The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Paperback Published: 25th September 2018
ISBN: 9780733638749
Number Of Pages: 336

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This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets.

Roadies are the unsung heroes of the Australian music industry. They unload the PAs and equipment, they set it all up, they make sure everything is running smoothly before, during and after the gigs. Then they pack everything up in the middle of the night, put it in the back of the truck and hit the road to another town - to do it all over again.

They know everything about the pre- and post-show excesses. They bear witness to overdoses, the groupies, the obsessive fans. They are part of - and often organise - all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes of the concerts and pub gigs you go to. From The Rolling Stones to AC/DC, Bob Marley to Courtney Love, Sherbet to The Ted Mulry Gang, INXS to Blondie - the roadies have seen it all. And now they're stepping onto the stage and talking.

The Roadies' Creed: If it's wet, drink it. If it's dry, smoke it. If it moves, **** it. If it doesn't move, throw it in the back of the truck.

About the Author

Stuart Coupe is an author, music commentator, independent artist publicist and radio broadcaster who has been involved with music all his life. Amongst the books he has written, edited or collaborated on are The New Music (1980), The New Rock 'n' Roll (1983), The Promoters (2003), Gudinski (2015) and Tex (2017).

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Roadies is a Great Read

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I am a big music fan but was intrigued about the secret life behind the bands. I had no idea of the amount of work involved by the road crews and the characters that appear in this unseen world. Also interesting to hear of the lifestyle exploits of the teams as well as well as the ups and downs and the dangers to personal and mental health that this lifestyle can bring to participants. Definitely a great insight into the industry and each chapter dealing with a separate individual gives a tremendous understanding of the people and what they went and are going through on tour.

Sydney

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Good Insight on Entertainment Roadies

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Well researched, and well written, on the roadside life of musical entertainers.

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ISBN: 9780733638749
ISBN-10: 0733638740
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 25th September 2018
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1