Voodoo Excess

(Poems and prose-poems about the Rolling Stones)

by Jeremy Reed

with an introduction by R J Dent

Voodoo Excess, Jeremy Reed’s latest collection, is a history of the Rolling Stones in verse, prose and prose-poetry.

In Voodoo Excess, Jeremy Reed chronicles the Stones’ progress from the early days at the Crawdaddy Club in 1962 to the fiftieth anniversary in 2012; he explicates Mick Jagger’s dance steps and his accent; he examines the Rolling Stones’ logo; and the different ways Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood angle their cigarettes; he describes the emotional impact of the Stones’ Hyde Park performance; he details the Redlands bust and the anti-establishment stance and attitude of the band; and he looks unflinchingly at the violence of Altamont and the inevitable death of the summer of love.

Voodoo Excess is far more than a Rolling Stones biography and it is far more than a collection of Rolling Stones-themed poems and prose-poems – what Jeremy Reed has achieved with Voodoo Excess is to provide an incredibly in-depth, up-close and intimate chronicle of the life and times of a group of musicians who have – for fifty years – collectively and individually continued to define the term ‘rock and roll rebels’.

Product details:

Title: Voodoo Excess
Author: Jeremy Reed
Format: Paperback:
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Enitharmon Press
Published: 12 June 2015
ISBN-10: 1907587500
ISBN-13: 978-1907587504

Contents

INTRODUCTION: The Rolling Stones and Jeremy Reed (by R J Dent)
PART 1 – THE GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD
PART 2 – THE BRIAN JONES YEARS: 1962–1969
PART 3 – THE MICK TAYLOR YEARS: 1969–74
PART 4 – MEMORABILIA/BONUS MATERIAL
PART 5 – THE RONNIE WOOD YEARS: 1975–

Voodoo Excess is available at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Voodoo-Excess-Jeremy-Reed/dp/1907587500

and at:

http://www.amazon.com/Voodoo-Excess-Jeremy-Reed/dp/1907587500

and at:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/voodoo-excess/jeremy-reed/9781907587504

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