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Juke Box Hero
Released: 2013, n/a
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Lou Gramm, known primarily as the voice of Foreigner and all those ballads of the 80’s. This book sheds new light on Gramm but on Foreigner as well and how he was a Rock guy and not a Ballad guy. Like just about every Rock and Roll Autobiography written there is alcohol and drugs and this is no different except Lou didn’t take it to the extreme level of ODing in some hotel with a boatload of groupies. He was slightly more tame.
As with many autobiographies this begins with his youth and growing up to discover Rock and Roll and joining a band. Once he hooked up with Mick and Foreigner began so did the roller coaster of Rock and Roll and the music business. Lou did his share of drugs and alcohol like most musicians but he also suffered from being away from his wife and family. Despite living the dream of being on the road, traveling the world and eating the finest food, Gramm wanted to be with his family in the burbs. Without spoiling the book for you I will say that a whole new light is shed on Foreigner and Mick Jones in particular.
A very enjoyable and interesting book with new information that only Lou can share with us. I really enjoyed this book as I really like the first four Foreigner albums and now I know why those were the best of their career.
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