Sex, Drugs, Ratt and Roll

Sex, Drugs, Ratt and Roll

My Life in Rock

Book - 2013
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Welcome to heavy metal rock 'n' roll, circa 1980, when all you needed was the right look, burning ambition, and a chance. Stephen Pearcy and supergroup Ratt hit the bull's-eye. Cranking out metal just as metal got hot, Ratt was the perfect band at the perfect time, and their hit single "Round and Round" became a top-selling anthem. As Ratt scrambled up a wall of fame and wealth, so they experienced the gut-wrenching free fall, after too many hours in buses, planes, and limos; too many women; too many drugs; and all the personality clashes and ego trips that marked the beginning of the end. Pearcy offers a stunningly honest self-portrait of a man running on the fumes of ambition and loneliness as the party crashed. His rock 'n' roll confessional, by turns incredible, hilarious, and lyrical, is a story of survival--and a search for the things that matter most.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781451694567
1451694563
Characteristics: 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Benjamin, Sam

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BRIAN_G
Sep 22, 2013

I was a huge Ratt fan back in the 80s so found this book of high interest. It was amusing but unlike other recent rock autobiographies where the rocker comes through his experiences to a new level of realization (such as Dave Mustaine who kicks his addiction and becomes a Christian), Pearcy just seems to go on and on and frankly doesn't seem to have matured or come to any realization based on his experiences.

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