Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band By: Alan Paul

One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers BandOne Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***** This is a First Reads, Thank You Goodreads ******

Mr. Paul has gathered every surviving member of the band, past and present, to give an honest, raw account of the band, each other, the music, what was, and what happened. Duane Allman's demons come into account, the drugs, the fame, the brilliance that died too soon. The darkness that fell over them and yet through it they continued, they made music.
I love how this is told and weaved - the stories from different perspectives at the same time making a whole picture, developing a multi-dimensional history lesson, a vortex of sorts. The illusion is gone, the men now stand before the reader and their story has truly been told.
This is not for the faint of heart, or the reader that only wants the glossy Teen Beat version or even the Rolling Stone, this is for the reader looking for the truth - or the many variations that give the reader insight into where the truth is.

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