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by Martin Power

Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: Martin Power
ISBN: 1849388695
ISBN13: 978-1849388696
Language: English
Publisher: Omnibus Press (May 1, 2012)
Pages: 496
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Books Sheet Music Biographies : Internationals Jeff Beck. Pre-shipment lead time: 24 hours - In Stock. Martin Power: Hot Wired Guitar - The Life Of Jeff Beck. One of the most inventive and influential guitarists of this or any other age, ex-Yardbird Jeff Beck was a contemporary and friend of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. From the mid-sixties onwards he pushed the Electric Guitar to its limits and beyond.

Hot Wired Guitar - Martin Power. As evidenced, the first decade of Jeff Beck’s life in post-war Wallington had been fairly emblematic of the time, a childhood populated with rare treats here and there, with several curiosities allowed to develop into abiding interests. It was quiet but comfortable enough, built on stumbling music lessons, model aircraft, pictures of hot rods and endless games of chess, another hobby that Jeff showed genuine interest in and a level of proficiency well beyond his years.

Publisher: Omnibus Press. Large selection of music books: more than 1. 00 items! Fast and cheap delivery. From the mid-sixties onwards he pushed the Electric Guitar to its limits - and beyond. On the way he helped change the face of rock music while experimenting with R&B, funk, jazz fusion and rockabilly.

Martin Power does a fine job creating a road map to Jeff Beck's story from his childhood to about the beginning of 2014. People pick this up expecting to get an extremely close description of Jeff Beck's long and extraordinary career, and that's exactly what this book provides

Martin Power does a fine job creating a road map to Jeff Beck's story from his childhood to about the beginning of 2014. It is well written, stays on point and guides you through the numerous Band personnel changes that were created to capture the moods of Jeff Beck. Great Discography, however it would have been nice to have an Index. I read this book concurrently with Crazy Fingers by Annette Carson, which I highly recommend as well. People pick this up expecting to get an extremely close description of Jeff Beck's long and extraordinary career, and that's exactly what this book provides. Beauty of diction is not one of the criteria-but I learned a lot I'd never known.

Hot Wired Guitar : The Life of Jeff Beck. Hot Wired Guitar explores the fascinating life of Jeff Beck, using new and exclusive interviews with some of his closest collaborators to tell the real story of the guitar legend.

CHAPTER 16. Hammer Time. In a career already defined by several high-stakes ventures, Jeff Beck’s decision to reposition his talents in the jazz-rock/fusion market was his most audacious gamble yet. By his own admission, Beck was no jazzer, having come to that musical form via a solid, albeit extremely experimental blues, pop and rock background.

The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the worldwide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond. Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others. Supported to full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and "one hell of an attitude."

Comments to eBook Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck
digytal soul
For those uninformed - Annette Carson's Crazy fingers book was the first Jeff Beck book. She talked to people associated, met him in 1966 ,did her research well and is a good writer, Iassisted with information (which am credited) Myself, i had "jeff Beck fanzine in 1991 and 92 (4 issues). There was a yardbird's book in England by 2 members of the band and John Platt (but Beck was only a member for 18 months), Another book "Jeff's Book" C. Hjort and Doug Hinman follwed but that one only covered daily events till 1980 - we can assume a second book would come out. It didnt. Now Martin Power has outdone it and produced "hot Wired Guitar....." I was glad to obtain a copy, its huge! His research is good ,there is a "selected discography - which i am not too crazy about - but still i've learned lot. Its hard to put this book down - i didnt catch any mistakes except when he says(in 1968) Peter Grant Faxed JBG's NY Times concert review from the Fillmore (he actually telegraphed it) Thank You Mr Power for crediting me in your book and mentioning my Fanzines. Your book is thorough,mistake free and you are obviosly a big fan!! 5 star review - David Terralavoro
Acrobat
I'm a lifelong Jeff Beck fan, so buying and reading this book was a no-brainer, and I enjoyed every page. It's important, though, to know what this is and what it isn't.

What it is is a book about Beck's life in music, an almost encyclopedic account of just about every tour, influence, instrument, recording session, and collaboration in Beck's career, framed by his aspirations, tastes, and, at the beginning of the book, his childhood discovery of the guitar and almost desperate drive to acquire one and learn to play it. We learn about his friends in music, some of them, like Jimmy Page, lifetime collaborators, influences, and thorns in his side.

What it isn't is any kind of probing character study or psychological reflection on Beck as a person. Other than those childhood scenes at the beginning of the book and his relationships with other musicians, we don't find out all that much about Beck's personality, at least beyond what we already knew about his younger, prickly days and his later reputation as a humble, self-effacing, gentle soul. There's some space given to his fanatic attraction to hot rods, relatively little to his marriages and other significant relationships.

All that's fine with me -- I don't really care to have Beck's psyche dissected for me. I'd rather hear and learn about how he developed his one-of-a-kind style, how he navigated (sometimes truly by random steering, it seems like) through all the musical fads and styles from the late 50s through to today. That propelled me through the book. I discovered more than I ever knew about the artists and music that inspired and influenced Beck, and spent more money than I probably should have chasing down a lot of that music on iTunes, eBay, and Amazon.

This book satisfied an itch for me, to understand more about Beck's music, how he got to where he got (all the different places he's gone), and maybe a little bit of why, of all the great guitarists we've seen, he is so unique that you find yourself saying that this guitarist or that guitarist, well they're great, but they're not Jeff Beck.

I'd like to have something more critical to say, and I'm sure someone's going to find factual errors here and there (actually, I will mention that there are numerous typos in the book -- missing words, wrong words -- all the things that escape spellcheck), but this was a great learning experience for me.
Authis
For me, this ebook was a page turner from start to finish as I am a big fan of Jeff's guitar playing, so for guitar players, the writer does a good job on his gear.
There isn't much in the way of scandalous anecdotes, well none really, which is a good thing as Jeff Beck is a class act.
But I got annoyed with the lack of proof reading, this book contains quite a few spelling and lit glitches as do most books now which is a sad state of affairs... where did
all the proof readers go?
But seriously, a thumping good read. Jeff Beck, fantastic musician, hot rodder and guitar supremo, you won't be disappointed.
Deeroman
I have loved Jeff Beck's music since the days of the Yardbirds. He is the must unique guitar player of the last 40 plus years right up there with Jimi Hendrix. This book covers a huge amount of material about Jeff's life, his music and many times he has been a part of some amazing music on other great albums. I have seen Jeff live on three occasions and was lucky enough to meet him after a show he did in Connecticut. He was very down to earth and seemed to enjoy meeting the fans backstage. My hope is that more people have an opportunity to hear his masterful and tasteful playing. This book is great for anyone who may enjoy reading about remarkable musicians and to all of Jeff's fans. You will be blown away with the shear amount of music this man has made over these many years.
Shou
Great biography of my all time favorite guitarist. It is not only knowledgeable but insightful in the story of Jeff Beck.
lubov
Anything by or about beck is good,one of my favorite misicians
Tcaruieb
This book is very bland! I am dissappointed. It provided me with some informational connective tissue, (in terms of what happened as he was ramping- up for the making of some of the individual albums) but there was hardly any new insight into Beck as a person or a player. It felt like a fan was trying to connect the dots by reading quotes we all have read or heard before. It was really lacking in the details we would want. There are good books on Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton but this is similar to reading books on Blackmore, in that it's just not fully there. There is a weird error in my copy of the book too, with pages 154 through 186 upside down! There are some color pictures that are decent but on the whole it just screams mediocrity. When you think of what a book on Jeff Beck "could" be this one just falls WAY short. Who are these people giving it five stars? I would reccommend it for those who are new to Jeff Beck, but for others like me who are already well read, I would wave you off on this one. Like this book there just isn't alot to say after reading it which is a shame.
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