The Youngs The Brothers Who Built Ac Dc

Author: Jesse Fink
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466865202
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The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC's long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band's success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's history—especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their take on the Youngs' brand of magic.Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have gotten the serious book it deserves.

The Youngs

Author: JESSE FINK
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9351771008
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With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world; it is a family empire built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. One of the most original music biographies of recent times, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. It tells the extraordinary story of the men behind this musical and commercial colossus through eleven classic songs, revealing some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC's long way to the top open up for the very first time, jaw-dropping revelations are made, while unsung heroes behind the band's astonishing success are given due credit. Accepted accounts of events are challenged, sensational details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's breakout years in the United States, and a cast of AC/DC insiders and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses and Dropkick Murphys give their take on the Youngs' brand of magic. AC/DC's music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After more that forty years, AC/DC finally has the serious book it deserves.

Bon The Last Highway

Author: Jesse Fink
Editor: Random House Australia
ISBN: 085798893X
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The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth and how much of the real man do we know? There have been books that claim to tell his story. They haven't even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs- The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon- The Last Highway. The 1977-80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn't a harder working band on the road in America. But, as Fink startlingly reveals in a journey that takes the reader from Austin in 1977 to London in 1980, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. With unprecedented access to Bon's lovers, newly unearthed documents and a trove of never-before-seen photos, Fink has answers to all the nagging questions that have been asked for decades and discovers startling new information about his last hours to solve the mystery of how he died. But at the heart of Bon- The Last Highwayis a special - and unlikely - friendship between an Australian rock star and an alcoholic Texan troublemaker and it is told for the very first time. This is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for.

Bon

Author: Jesse Fink
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ISBN: 9781525268328
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In the early hours of 19 February 1980, Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC, left The Music Machine in Camden, London, with a man called Alistair Kinnear, whereupon he lost consciousness and was left to sleep in Alistair's Renault 5, parked outside Alistair's East Dulwich apartment. That evening, Bon's lifeless body was found, still in the car. He was pronounced dead on arrival at King's College Hospital. Less than two months later, far away in the Caribbean, recording began on Back In Black, AC/DC's tribute to their fallen bandmate. Worldwide, it would go on to become the biggest selling rock album of all time. The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication and how much of the real man do we know? There have been books that claim to tell his story. They haven't even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon: The Last Highway, a book years in the making that finally solves the riddle of the death of Bon Scott. The 1977-80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn't a harder working band in the music business. But, as Fink startlingly reveals, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. Fink has answers to the nagging questions rock 'n' roll fans have been asking since 1980 and reveals secrets that will change music history. Bon: The Last Highway is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for.

Laid Bare

Author: Jesse Fink
Editor: Xou Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781925589146
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A memoir of divorce, dating and other disconnections

The Decibel Diaries

Author: Carter Alan
Editor: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512600474
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Sometimes a rock concert is more than just an event. Every so often a band's performance becomes a musical milestone, a cultural watershed, a political statement, and a personal apotheosis. On any given night a rock concert can tell the truth about who we are, where we are, and what's going on in music and life right now. In The Decibel Diaries, Carter Alan, longtime DJ and music director at WZLX in Boston, chronicles a lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts that defined such moments - from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young playing in the rain when Richard Nixon resigned to Talking Heads and the first stirrings of punk in the basement bars of New York and Boston to the bluegrass angel Alison Krauss and the adaptable veteran Robert Plant forging a plangent, plaintive postmodern synergy. For each event Alan shows us what it was like to be there and telescopes out to reveal how this show fit into the arc of the artist's career, the artist's place in music, and the music's place in the wider world. Taken together, The Decibel Diaries is a visceral and visionary portrait of nearly fifty years of rock 'n' roll.

World Party

Author: Jesse Fink
Editor: Xoum Publishing
ISBN: 1922057991
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From Jesse Fink, the author of the acclaimed Laid Bare: One Man’s Story of Sex, Love and Other Disorders and The Youngs: the Brothers Who Built AC/DC, comes a gripping piece of football writing, World Party: the Inside Story of the Socceroos’ Greatest Campaign, published exclusively for the first time in digital form and in celebration of Australia’s campaign at Brazil 2014. Fink was on the ground at Germany 2006, following the Socceroos up close and interviewing major figures in the team’s odyssey from qualifying in Homebush to crashing out in Kaiserslautern: Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Tim Cahill, Frank Lowy, Graham Arnold and many more. What he delivers is a book full of the sort of astute observations, big-picture views and fearless opinions that saw him become Australia’s most read and most controversial online football columnist between 2006 and 2011. First published as a print book in 2007, revised and abridged for this special World Cup edition, World Party is now regarded as a modern classic of sportswriting. As The Australian raved, ‘Fink certainly knows how to cover a major sporting event … the end result is a series of narratives culminating in the goals now seared into the memories of most Australians … Fink can take a moment and turn it into a vivid experience.’ Whether you’re staying at home to watch the greatest sporting event on earth on TV, or packing for your trip to Rio, World Party is essential reading.

Ac Dc

Author: Mick Wall
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409115364
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Mick Wall penetrates the closed world of Aussie rock legends AC/DC. AC/DC moved to Britain from Sydney in 1975, and soon set up a residency at London's Marquee Club. Their short hair (including the odd mullet), loud rock and attitude chimed well with the lingering pub rock and soon-to-be punk crowd. They weren't really a band for guitar solos, and singer Bon Scott was the original bike-riding, speed-snorting, fighting man. An ex-convict he lived life fast and short; he died in February 1980, just before BACK IN BLACK, their huge-selling album, took off and the second period of AC/DC (with Brian Johnson as lead vocalist) was ushered in. BACK IN BLACK has gone on to sell 45 million copies worldwide, and as the band have become a global phenomenon so their reclusiveness has increased. Mick Wall, the don of heavy metal writing, seeks to penetrate the wall around the Young brothers, and write the first authoritative, in-depth critical account of AC/DC.

Pure Narco

Author: Jesse Fink
Editor: Random House Australia
ISBN: 0143796283
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It’s a life story that reads like something out of a John Grisham or Elmore Leonard novel that it’s remarkable it has remained untold for so long. Careers in the cocaine-trafficking business are usually short. It’s not only a dangerous profession, fraught with the possibility of capture and long jail sentences, but it can be deadly if the cartels get to you first. Not for Luis Antonio Navia. For 25 years the Cuban-American smuggled hundreds of tons of white powder for the biggest cartels in Colombia and Mexico, including Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel. In a profession populated by thugs, Navia’s dress sense and good manners earned him the nickname ‘El Senador’ (The Senator). He refused to carry a weapon. What made him good at his job was amassing trusted contacts, losing very few shipments of coke, and keeping a low profile. He also maintained a normal family life with a Colombian wife and two young children. But he was never far removed from the most brutal violence imaginable. One friend got his head cut off. Another was hit over the head, put in a 55-gallon drum full of cement and dumped in a canal. Navia himself was kidnapped three times and went close to being fed alive to crocodiles. Somehow through it all he managed to survive and spent two decades fooling the DEA and other law-enforcement agencies. That was until he came under the radar of Robert Harley, a tenacious US Customs special agent in Key West, Florida, who was determined to bring him to justice. What followed was an international game of cat-and-mouse that culminated in Navia’s 2000 arrest in Venezuela in one of the biggest antinarcotics takedowns of all time, the 12-nation Operation Journey. Spanning decades, continents and featuring a who’s who of the drug trade, Pure Narco is a fast-paced adventure ride into the dark underworld of cocaine trafficking, written with the cooperation of a dozen law-enforcement agents from the world’s top antinarcotics forces in the United States and Great Britain. It also contains insider insights into how the global drug business operates and offers some cogent solutions to the never-ending ‘war on drugs’. Navia served his time in jail and is now free to tell his tale. His is the rare perspective of someone who has worked on both sides of that war: as a cocaine trafficker and US Government consultant. This book is a redemption story. Luis Navia, the pure narco, has gone full circle.