Living Life Without Loving the Beatles
Frequently falling foul of some form of Fab Four fanatical faction?
Constantly ridiculed for your radical yet rational views?
At last, help is at hand…
This book is a satirical and sometimes surreal self-help guide, which as well as challenging the orthodox perception of the Beatles’ status, presents an oppressed minority with a complete defence strategy for dealing with any Fab Four fans reluctant to give peace a chance.
By breaking Beatles’ fans down into seven key groups, the author offers an invaluable insight into the mindset of each individual strain. Why would anyone claim to enjoy the Beatles’ music? What’s in it for them? (The reasons the Nostalgic Impolitic, for example, will choose to become a fan will vary greatly from those of the Latecomer or the American. They all long to fit in, but where and with whom?) Once you learn to identify which fan type is harassing you, simply follow the advice suggested in this book for dealing with that particular strain, and before you can say Pet Sounds, the fan will be retreating in defeat.
The groundbreaking research expounded in these pages is also recommended reading for any form of Fab Four fan (apart from the Beatle Head), who may be interested in learning how to distinguish between articulate, cutting edge rock ‘n’ roll and bombastic bubblegum claptrap.
Published: Sep 1, 2006
|The Grade One||Gary Hall|
|The Grade Two||Gary Hall|
|The Culture Vulture||Gary Hall|
|The Nostalgic Impolitic||Gary Hall|
|The Latecomer||Gary Hall|
|The Music Industry -- A Fab Four Fantasy Land||Gary Hall|
|The Musician||Gary Hall|
|Avoiding The Beatles' Music in the Public Place||Gary Hall|
|The American||Gary Hall|
|Let it Be ...Naked (Not a Pretty Sight)||Gary Hall|
|Bongo Bailey -- The Early Years||Gary Hall|
|The Beatle Head||Gary Hall|
|Compassion, Context and Communication||Gary Hall|
|The 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' Rites of Passage||Gary Hall|
|Afterword to the Revised Edition||Gary Hall|
‘Gary Hall has written one of the most entertaining music books you’ll read all year… merciless and hugely funny.’
‘Irreverent, scurrilous and beautifully written.’
‘Fab Four fans be warned, someone’s onto you and he’s done his homework.’
‘It had to be written by a scouser, to avoid World War three… and has to be read by all Beatles fans.’
Manchester Evening News
‘This is no mere Beatle bashing book, but a tearfully funny, so-sharp-it-hurts, visceral volume. A startlingly good read.’