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by Rock Scully

Category: Music
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Author: Rock Scully
ISBN: 0316777056
ISBN13: 978-0316777056
Language: English
Publisher: Little Brown & Co; Reprint edition (September 1, 1997)
Pages: 416
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Rock Scully worked for the Grateful Dead for twenty years and lives in Marino del Rey, California

Rock Scully worked for the Grateful Dead for twenty years and lives in Marino del Rey, California. David Dalton, co-author of Faithfull: An Autobiography and Rock 100 (both published by Cooper Square Press), lives in Delhi, New York. Scully is true to himself here and makes no apologies, which is probably the best lesson anyone can take from this book: anything Life throws at you, taken with a dose of humor, can distill down to an entertaining narrative given enough time. There is a certain human glory there that no objective history can approach.

Living with the Dead book. legends in music history.

In addition to close-up portraits of band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Phil Lesh, Micky Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Scully brings into the story many of the people the Dead encountered in their journeys across America's musical landscape, including Ken Kesey, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and the Jefferson Airplane.

Grateful Dead, absolutely rippin' "Sugar Magnolia~Scarlet~Fire" 3/27/88 Hampton, VA - Продолжительность: 29:39 LessThanFace Productions Recommended for you. 29:39. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live @ Starwood Amph.

Scully was introduced to the Dead by LSD guru Owsley Stanley and became the band's manager-by-default, helping to. .

Scully was introduced to the Dead by LSD guru Owsley Stanley and became the band's manager-by-default, helping to shape this group of ""crazy-looking guys, high on acid, who had come together higgledy-piggledy"" into the ultimate San Francisco trips band. Scully portrays Garcia's (and his own) early '80s descent into heroin addiction with painful honesty, showing how the rest of the band labored to keep the act alive, even at the price of Garcia's health.

Europe '72 is a live triple album by the Grateful Dead, released in November 1972. It covers the band's tour of Western Europe in April and May that year, and showcases live favourites, extended improvisations and several new songs including "Jack Straw" and "Brown Eyed Women". The album was the first to include pianist Keith Godchaux and his wife, Donna Jean Godchaux, and the last to feature founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who died shortly after its release.

This memoir chronicles the Grateful Dead's seminal years: 1965-1985. ISBN13: 9780316777056. Release Date: September 1997.

twenty years on the bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead. 1st ed. by Rock Scully, David Dalton. Published 1996 by Little, Brown in Boston. Biography, Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead (Musical group), Rock musicians, Rock Music, Biography & Autobiography, Music, phy, General, Rock, Entertainment & Performing Arts - General, United States.

Smith, Tierney (2002) "Living With The Dead: Twenty Years On The Bus With Garcia And The Grateful Dead," by Rock Scully with David Dalton. In: Goldmine, Vol. 28, No. 21, pp. 53. View it in the Music Periodicals Database.

Rock Scully worked for the Grateful Dead for twenty years and lives in Marino del Rey, California. I am a book enthusiast, who became involved in book selling about 20 years ago. My inventory reflects my own interests - eclectic and wide-ranging. Visit Seller's Storefront.

The Grateful Dead's manager provides an eyewitness account of the band's history, from the writing of their greatest songs and their encounters with other celebrities to their emergence as cultural icons
Comments to eBook Living With the Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus With Garcia and the Grateful Dead
Rleyistr
Sex, Drugs, and lots of typos.
Rock Scully, long time manager of the Grateful Dead, gives an in depth, inside look at one of rock music's best known drug band.
Scully holds nothing back as he describes the life of Jerry Garcia and his band mates. Life as a rock idol isn't easy. Especially when you have to deal with the drugs and debauchery that goes with the territory. It is well written, with the exception of lots of typos (in the Kindle version). This would be 4-5 stars if not for that. Scully writes of many problems associated with the band; mostly drug related. Problems with customs agents getting around Europe, drug busts in SF and New Orleans, Jerry Garcia and other band members struggles with Cocaine and Heroin addictions. Unfortunately, he never takes any personal ownership for these things. He admits to his own Heroin addiction and his supplying and enabling Garcia in his trip into addiction. As manager of the band he is responsible for what goes on (as any manager will tell you), He is a drug dealer/smuggler, outlaw, and enabler. It appears that he never even tries to keep the band from horrible end that it comes to. He admits that he is finally fired by the band members (after 20 years of managing) for stealing money from the band and for "ripping off Jerry Garcia", which he denies (except for the smack that he steals from him while they share a place in San Rafael). For the tye-died in the wool GD fans, this is a book to add to your library. Lesh's " Searching For The Sound" and McNalley's "Long Strange Trip" are also recommended.
Urllet
Enjoyable read. Had this book many years ago and re-read it after the entire "Steal Your Face" and "Dead and Company" started. Makes a lot more sense now. I think Mr. Scully may have some of the facts wrong in many parts of the book even though he was there. I wish he would give more detail on some of the events/shows but he seems to remember it a lot differently then what was reported in the papers and magazines. For some reason he seems to diss Bill Graham and several other promoters, several key rock artists (Uh...Bob Wier, Phil Lesh, Frank Zappa...and the list goes on) and just cry about any law enforcement agency in America and others.

The book was funny. The history of the Pranksters, of Mountain Girl, The Wall of Sound, Bear Owsley, the LSD and the amazing amount of things this band consumed, how they lived, and how they built an audience is amazing. Just reading about their equipment was amazing. You could read this in an afternoon (about 400 pages.) Definitely worth buying
Laitchai
This is really two books. The first half, covering the early days up to the mid-seventies is a great read. Surprisingly written in a way that echoes the 'vibe' of the beats and acid test era Kesey and capturing the feel of that open and chaotic time. A slightly 'speedy' psychedelic fairy tale...Unfortunately, as the book moves on into the coke-soaked and smacked out mid seventies to early 80's it becomes a somewhat depressing journal of junkiedom, a repeated circle of scoring, nodding and half-hearted rock n roll excess as Garcia spirals into personal decay and self absorption and Scully follows the same path. While you can't have a GD story without drugs, this descends into being more about the mechanics of addition than the band. I read this in tandem with the Billy Kreutzman book which probably candy coats the tale, but at least balanced out some of the view.
melody of you
Cross the free-associative rambling narrative style of "Clockwork Orange" with some juicy details about what managing a rock band is like and you have a good idea of what this book is about. One man's journey through the belly of the whale known as the Grateful Dead, told briskly with an abundant sense of humor despite the carnage, makes for a very entertaining read.

Other reviewers here are essentially correct about where this book stands in relation to other tomes regarding the Dead: Jackson's biography of Garcia is well-written but heartbreaking, Lesh's autobiography is gritty but inherently dry and technical, and McNally's history of the band is detail-oriented but distant. None of them have the "everyman" quality that this book has, that certain human relatability that draws you in by the lapels and keeps you there with engrossing stories-within-the-story on every page. The result is a 400-some-odd-page book that can be finished within a day, instead of the others which need to be approached systematically like a textbook if you're going to finish them at all.

A good example is the blow-by-blow account of the Dead's meeting with Warner Brothers executives to tell them that they want their next live album to be named "Skullf***." Other books give a shorter version of this story, a paragraph or two, but Rock gives us a page and a half going into minute detail. And the length of the episode does not slow the narrative down at all: it just makes the incident funnier.

McNally and other authors have referenced this book disparagingly, calling its accuracy into question (without citing specific reasons as to why they hold this opinion), but the reader should keep in mind that each viewpoint of a rolling juggernaut like this would be inherently subjective anyway. Rock's job, being the band's manager, puts him as close to the fire as a person can get without being a musician himself. To relate this perspective in an objective way he would have to step back, take on another viewpoint besides his own, and with that added baggage of self-doubt this book would be too heavy to even consider.

One of the reasons this book works so well is that Rock holds his own observations to be self-evident and does not doubt the veracity of his own opinion. He saw what he saw, experienced what he experienced, and holds nothing back.

Whether Rock is true to the facts is for others, as close to the fire as Rock, to say. Scully is true to himself here and makes no apologies, which is probably the best lesson anyone can take from this book: anything Life throws at you, taken with a dose of humor, can distill down to an entertaining narrative given enough time. There is a certain human glory there that no objective history can approach.
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