Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

by Martin Power

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This new, revised edition of Hot Wired Guitar brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger and US President Barack Obama, to touring the world with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and the 2014 release of Jeff's latest solo disc.The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the world-wide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond. Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others. Supported by full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and 'one hell of an attitude'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783233861
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 11/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 522
Sales rank: 511,916
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Martin Power has worked as a journalist for over 15 years and written well-received biographies on David Sylvian, Aerosmith, Queen, Shane McGowan, Manic Street Preachers and Pearl Jam - all published by Omnibus Press.  He has lived in North London all of his life.

Table of Contents

1 Detective Work 1

2 Two Big Fish, One Small Pond 23

3 Escape Velocity 43

4 Fuzzbox Voodoo 53

5 Oh Say Can You See… 71

6 Pressure Drop 85

7 The Devil Rides Out 95

8 Every Cloud… 119

9 God Bless The New York Times 134

10 The Grit In The Oyster 152

11 All The King's Horses 165

12 Power Over Loudness 181

13 And Then There Were Three 204

14 A Change Is As Good As A Rest 226

15 Revenge Is Sweet 239

16 Hammer Time 252

17 The Invention of Space Metal 265

18 Intermission (The Cars Are Getting Very Shiny) 285

19 Lost In The Eighties 305

20 Old Dog, New Tricks 329

21 Apocalypse Twang 346

22 Starting Fires With Guitars 373

23 The Good Soldier 396

24 With A Little Help From My Friends 414

25 The Wire And The Wood 443

Acknowledgements 452

Discography 455

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Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The man's an overlooked legend (at least as far as the "mainstream" public is concerned). I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of Beck's numerous recordings, tours, and "phases" of his illustrious career. Perhaps not for the non-musician, but [I'd say] a MUST read for any "boomer" era guitarist (or rocker in general). He is, after all, the signature "Musician's Musician".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read, facinating.