THE SHOESTRUNG PREVIEW

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September 2009, Source Magazine

On the long list of what public school boys shouldn’t be allowed to do on the ground of impropriety, surely playing rock n’ roll is right up there along with picking one’s nose in public? And didn’t their mothers ever teach them it’s impolite to swagger? Tut tut boys. However, with their Rolling Stones’ reminiscent stylings and Jagger-esque pout, we can forgive them almost anything. Bring your dancing shoes folks: these chaps put on a stonking …read more

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TRUTH: ROD STEWART, RON WOOD AND THE JEFF BECK GROUP BY DAVE THOMPSON

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March 2007, Record Collector

Gimme some truth

Anyone hoping for a book that will nurse egos, peck bottoms and herald the Jeff Beck Group as the little-publicised second coming will be sadly disappointed. Instead, they get this: an honest, entertaining and satisfying read as Dave Thompson digs deep into the nitty-gritty.

Among the luminaries, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page contribute to stories of band break-ups, instruments being used as weapons in self-destructive battles, …read more

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