Apathy for the Devil

Apathy for the Devil

A Seventies Memoir

Book - 2010
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Chronicling Nick Kent's up-close , personal, often harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, among scores of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade. As a college dropout barely out of his teens, Kent's first five interviews were with the MC5, Captain Beefheart, the Grateful Dead, the Stooges, and Lou Reed. But after the excitement and freedom of those early years, his story would come to mirror that of the decade itself, as he slipped into excess and ever-worsening heroin use. Apathy for the Devil is a compelling story of inspiration, success, burn out, and rebirth from a classic wordsmith.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press., c2010
Characteristics: vii, 408 p. ; 23 cm
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306819155 (pbk.) : $17.95
0306819155 (pbk.) : $17.95
Call Number: B KENT:N KENT


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Oct 13, 2015

The book is a memoir about somebody I can't stand. A sycophant, a toady, a whiner. II say don't bother with it.


Dec 20, 2010

Who is Nick Kent?
He was a writer for NME and Creem music magazine.
Why should you read this?
You should be interested if you are a fan of 70's rock especially of the Brit variety. Lots of inside stuff on Zep, Stones, Bowie, Iggy, Roxy Music, Sex Pistols, et al.
Good read. Along the way you experience the trails and tribulations of a young man learning how to deal with heroin, cocaine, rock stars, and women.


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