Cant Stand Up For Falling Down

Cant Stand Up For Falling Down Allan Jones Launched Uncut Magazine In 1997 And For 15 Years Wrote A Popular Monthly Column Called Stop Me If You Ve Heard This One Before, Based On His Experiences As A Music Journalist In The 70s And 80s, A Gilded Time For The Music Press.By Turns Hilarious, Cautionary, Poignant And Powerful, The Stop Mestories Collected Here Include Encounters With Some Of Rock S Most Iconic Stars, Including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M And Pearl Jam From Backstage Brawls And Drug Blow Outs, To Riots, Superstar Punch Ups, Hotel Room Confessionals And Tour Bus Lunacy, These Are Stories From The Madness Of A Music Scene Now Long Gone Allan Jones Is An Award Winning British Music Journalist And Editor In 1974, He Applied For A Job On The UK S Best Selling Music Paper As A Junior Reporter, Signing Off His Application With Melody Maker Needs A Bullet Up The Arse I M The Gun, Pull The Trigger He Was Editor Of Melody Maker From 1984 To 1997 And Until 2014 Editor Of Music And Film Monthly Uncut.

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  • 352 pages
  • Cant Stand Up For Falling Down
  • Allan Jones
  • 11 December 2018

10 thoughts on “Cant Stand Up For Falling Down

  1. says:

    The subtitle Rock n Roll War Stories is very apt This is a succession of despatches from rock n roll s frontline written by Allan Jones I ve read a lot of music memoirs and this is right up there with the very best I loved every page Allan worked for Melody Maker during the 1970s and 1980s, the golden age of record company largess and excess, when labels routinely flew journalists hither and thither, and when the UK could support four large circulation music papers How Allan Jones survived is a miracle The 70s and 80s were years of excess but his colossal intake of drugs and alcohol really is something to behold And he needed it too Having been on the receiving end of verbal and physical abuse at the hands and tongues of the likes of Lou Reed, Tony Iommi and Van Morrison Thankfully Allan did survive and so we have these incredible stories to enjoy Backstage brawls, drug blow outs, riots, superstar punch ups, hotel room confessionals, tour bus lunacy it s all here despatches from a music scene now sadly long gone.Many of the stories first appeared in Uncut magazine, which Allan Jones launched in 1997 The people and groups Allan encounters make for a who s who of the era and include Alex Harvey, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, XTC, Lou Reed, The Police, The Clash, Joe Strummer, Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Tony Iomm...

  2. says:

    So let s say you end up down the pub with a delightful, if random chap He s FULL of stories and for the sake of this story, let s say he keeps buying rounds He has amazing tales to tell about people you definitely know in music and some you really don t know, but the tales about them are amusing enough particularly one about a hungry horse Some of them are sad, too especially one about Eddie Vedder grappling with the death of Kurt Cobain But mostly, it s a...

  3. says:

    Lots of great stories and interesting vignettes with various musos Makes me nostalgic for when I used to buy music magazines

  4. says:

    Normally I would be wary of books where aging rock hacks reheat their old rock n roll war stories They have a tendency to topple into self congratulatory music was better in my day or they don t make stars like they used to style reminiscences, leaving the reader feeling like a spectre at a party that has long since ended Fortunately, Can t stand up for falling down , veteran music journo Allan Jones s anthology of rock interviews and anecdotes, avoids such rose tinted nostalgia.What ensures Can t stand up evades any Mojo magazine type hagiography is that Jones must be one of the least star struck people ever to make a living in music journalism He is acerbically, scabrously funny, whether relating the hellraising escapades of Lou Reed or Lemmy, or pricking the egos of self important spoofers like Sting or Bryan Ferry Can t stand up is chock full of brilliant vignettes and rollicking interviews, and Jones has unparalleled access to his subjects victims He gets to share lines of speed with Lemmy He gets beaten up by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath David Bowie throws a potted plant at his head He discusses the finer points of Armageddon with Def Leppard He is out on t...

  5. says:

    Going into this book, I feared that it would that it would be another collection of drink and drugs fueled anarchy that, while I m sure is hilarious for those involved, tend to be quite dull for those who weren t present to experience such gaiety It turns out that that s exactly what this book is and yet somehow it manages to be absolutely brilliant.The author writes about the lively times he had as a reporter for Melody Maker, mainly in the mid to late 70 s, and I think that what makes these tales brilliant is the normality of it, the down to earthness of the writer, the humour he writes with These stories are always seemingly inconsequential, and often quite mundane, and this is often where the brilliance lies In reminding us that these famous people are often just normal guys who love a laugh and a drink, with...

  6. says:

    Excellent collection of anecdotes and top notch I was there stories Although Jones charges through a seemingly random cross section of pop and rock legends, certain individuals crop up repeatedly and their characters shine through Bowie is charming of course , Ozzy Osbourne innocently unhinged, Elvis Costello is nastily aggressive, a young Sting asks for career advice and points out that he has a perfectly respectable teaching job ...

  7. says:

    I used to enjoy Allan s articles and reviews 40 years ago so I bought this book It has over 70 articles based on meetings with different artists during a 20 year period between 1974 1994 There s some good stories ...

  8. says:

    Basically this is just for those who were teenagers in the 70s and early 80s Full of anecdotes about Bowie, Hawkwind, Ozzy, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Neil Young Recommended by a friend who said it made him laugh out loud It didn t for me but the stories about Angie Bowie ...

  9. says:

    Too much excess A barrage of drink and drugs, page after page, year after year, artist after artist It didn t get me closer to the people just the lifestyle How peripheral it all feels to the making of the music Entertaining read all the same.

  10. says:

    Had me laughing out loud We get a real sense of some characters particularly funny are those pompous types he can skewer in tiny vignettes just by way of describing what they do And counterbalances that humour with some poignant observation, too.

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