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Another c**p biography on an excellent band,
This review is from: Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away (Paperback)The best thing that can be said of this book, is the amount of photos presented within it's covers. Some are familliar, some old. If you're looking for substansive, informative info on the band, it's all a re-hash of what's out there. Grammatical errors abound, as do typos. You'd expect this to be cleared up in the proof reading. After all, it's not supposed to be done by some amateur like myself writing this review, but professionally edited (ever hear of spell check?). The 'cutesy' inserts by the author reek of Banasiewicz's book written on the band prior. I detest having (laughs) written over and over. What am I reading, Hit Parader magazine? Humor if written correctly will be obvious of itself. The hodge podge of quotes, were in my opinion thrown together in a semblance of an interview being conducted. Very sloppy. I very rarely close a book and think; "Pure s**t" Which s too bad. I waited for this book with much anticipation that someone would finally pen a good book on this band. I remain optomistic it will happen.
As for the best part, the photos, wouldn't have been nice to have a date to accompany them? Or at least a brief description beneath each?
As an avid fan of this great band, I'm disappointed with this tome about them. Of course it will be kept, and shelved with the other RUSH bios (the best of which is Brannigan's). Any completionist shouldn't be without it. But, if it's your first about the guys, well.....it's your money.