Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Why AC/DC Matters by Anthony Bozza - Win a copy of this Book


I've been sitting on this review for a while and even re-read the book to see if my first impressions were still the same. They are.  I think this is a terrific little book, so why I am having trouble with the review.  Well, I want to tell you that this book reads just like an academic thesis.  No, its not stuffy and long winded, rather Mr. Bozza states his thesis, that "AC/DC is the greatest living rock band" and then he sets out to prove it.

First he starts with Angus and Malcolm Young and how they learned together to play guitar.  He feels that is the main reason why they perform so well together.  They know each other's techniques intimately. 

He methodically goes on to consider lead singers Bon Scott and Brian Johnson and their "perfectly eroded yet robust vocal cords" and that these two unique voices were/are something that could stand up to Angus' antics onstage.  The examination of each member of the band continues to provide support to Mr. Bozza's initial premise. 

In the end, this all convinced me that AC/DC set out to play music the way they wanted to and were best equiped to and they did it and kept doing it and it looks like they plan to keep doing it for many years yet  Following is a quote from J3, a guitarist who toured with Tommy Lee, which I think sums it up perfectly:
They weren't going to change the style of music or try drum machines just becaue that was what other people were doing.  They are one of those bands that live outside of the bubble, ... it doesn't matter what any body else is doing, they're just going to do what they do.
This is not your flashy picture filled fan book, it's a back to basics arguement of why AC/DC has earned their reputation and our respect.  Can be read and enjoyed by fans and casual listener alike.

Here's your chance to win a copy of Why AC/DC Matters by Anthony Bozza.

You have three way to enter to win.
1 - leave a comment telling me your favourite AC/DC song (must do this to be entered)
for additional entries:
2 - leave a second  comment telling me you are a follower of my blog
3 - blog or twitter about this contest and leave a third comment with the link to that post

Be sure to tell me your email so I can contact you if you win.  Contest closes September 29, 2010.  Open to International fans of AC/DC and of my blog.  Winner will be chosen by a random drawing from all eligible entries.  Remember, you must tell me your favourite AC/DC song to be eligible.



Thanks to HarperCollins for my review copy. 

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21 comments:

NAZMİS said...

I followed your blog for a long time.I like your sharing and thank for sharings.I love to read books and perhaps the book would be a bridge between our countries, Heather.I am from Turkey.Tomorrow we have a holiday and may be you can sent me this lovely gift book:)

Anonymous said...

What a great contest! My roommates and I always rock out to 'Sweet Child of Mine' so that's my favourite AC/DC song!

I follow your blog and will keep following and reading all your great reviews!

I'll link to the contest on Twitter and post the link shortly :)

SP

....Petty Witter said...

Not a hugh ACDC fan - I leave that to Husband dearest who would love a copy of this - the one song I really quite like is Rock And roll Train

....Petty Witter said...

PS forget to say I've included this on both the comp/giveaway page of my blog as well as FB.

Oh and you will be wanting my e-mail address

tracy.terry1@yahoo.co.uk

maria said...

I am a huge AC/DC fan! I would love to win this book. My fave song of theirs is Money Talks.

billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

maria said...

I follow the blog!

billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

(M)ary said...

I follow your blog. I have it bookmarked on my cell phone.
I had a boyfriend who loved ACDC. I will need to think about what is my favorite song.

(M)ary said...

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap....

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(M)ary said...

Here is a link to my blog where I mentioned the contest:
http://notv2009.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

I wasn't sure how to link the exact day so I am linking the archive for this month...

If I actually win, then not sure what email address to give you. I have forgotten the password to my personal email address and barely care enough to try to remember it and start using email again!

joemmama said...

hells bells, I'm Back in black, dirty jobs done dirt cheap, love em all....I also follow you!

mike said...

Most definitely, TNT...it's dyno-mite :P

Heather said...

Nazo couldn't post a comment so sent entry via facebook. Fav song is Thunderstruck.

Miri said...

Ohh so much to choose from but I have to go with Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution. I just love odes to rock and roll!

Thanks for reminding me-I had to think about what song and then I forgot to tell you! :)

Miri said...

I'm a follower.

Miri said...

I just added a blurb and a link to your give away to my Tuesdays Tomes book review -http://milkandhoneyquilts.blogspot.com/2010/09/tuesdays-tomes-american-cookery-1796-by.html

This is fun!

Nancy said...

My favourite is " you shook me all night long" it's great for dancing and headbanging lol
If you tell me how to put in my blog i will but don't know how, don't know how to put on facebook either.

Nancy said...

yes i follow sometimes maybe more now that i have a computer that works :)

Nancy said...

Heather
I linked the ACDC contest from my Blog to yours, hope you get some hits
Nancy.

greencottagegallery said...

I hope the hunt for fabric went well on Saturday! (did you go with red or something else?)
As for the AC/DC, I'm going to have to go with "Thunderstruck" as it's the only one I know for certain is theirs that I like. Clearly, I need to win the book so I can learn more about the band!;)

Nazmiş Teyze said...

Hi Heather! A few minute ago present reached:) I've been waiting eagerly for a long time. I am very very happy, thank you so much Heather!I think you did the bag:)The bag is very beautiful and special for me:)Stickers are very sweet:) you are so kind...I also would like to send you a special gift:)