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eBook Pictures of an Exhibitionist: From the Nice to Emerson Lake and Palmer - The True Story of the Man Who Changed the Sound of Rock ePub

by Keith Emerson

eBook Pictures of an Exhibitionist: From the Nice to Emerson Lake and Palmer - The True Story of the Man Who Changed the Sound of Rock ePub
Author: Keith Emerson
Language: English
ISBN: 1844540537
ISBN13: 978-1844540532
Publisher: John Blake; Autographed Edition edition (January 1, 2004)
Pages: 336
Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 170
Formats: mobi lit docx txt
ePub file: 1686 kb
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Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the sixties .

Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the sixties and seventies. Fusing rock ‘n’ roll with classical. One expects a rock n’ roll memoir to be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing if not the inflamed passions, tortured egos, precipitous climb and calamitous descent of its subjects. Emerson, composer and keyboardist for the Nice and, later, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, gives readers all this: from flag-burnings to overeager groupies, from musical mishaps to drunken, drug-addled excesses, as well as a host of backstage celebrity interactions.

Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the . If you keep in mind that is book is written by a top musician, but not a top author, it will make it as easier read. Just enjoyed hearing the history from the man himself.

Pictures of an Exhibitionist book. Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the sixties and seventies. Fusing rock ‘n’ roll with classical, jazz, and world music, he has set a standard by which others are judged. With Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, he formed the hugely successful Emerson, Lake and Palmer, who, between 1970 and 1977, released si Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the sixties and seventies.

Keith Emerson is that rare thing - a musician who has attracted an almost unprecedented worldwide following as well as. .Pictures of an Exhibitionist is the insightful, amusing and irreverent memoir of this giant of popular music

Keith Emerson is that rare thing - a musician who has attracted an almost unprecedented worldwide following as well as amazing critical success. Fusing rock 'n' roll with classical, jazz and world music, he has set a standard by which others are judged. Pictures of an Exhibitionist is the insightful, amusing and irreverent memoir of this giant of popular music.

Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene . As well as being one of rock music's great exponents and the founder of supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Keith Emerson is now a Hollywood film composer. Fusing rock n’ roll with classical, jazz, and world music, he has set a standard by which others are judged. With Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, he formed the hugely successful Emerson, Lake and Palmer, who, between 1970 and 1977, released six platinum albums. His first piano concerto has been received to great critical acclaim. Pictures of an Exhibitionist : From the Nice to Emerson Lake and Palmer - The True Story of the Man Who Changed The. by Keith Emerson.

Keith Emerson, the keyboardist with the progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died at the age of 71. Emerson was known as one of the most successful and experimental musicians of his era, with most of his work with the band being released in the 1970s. Police found Emerson’s body at his home in Santa Monica, California. Sergeant Rudy Camarena said it appeared Emerson had taken his own life. How Keith Emerson's inventiveness influenced my musical career.

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Pictures at an Exhibition is a live album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in November 1971 on Island Records. It is a recording of the band's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971. Keith Emerson wished to arrange the piece after seeing an orchestral performance of it several years before. He bought a copy of the score, and pitched the idea to Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, who agreed to adapt it.

Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the sixties and seventies. Fusing rock ‘n’ roll with classical, jazz, and world music, he has set a standard by which others are judged. With Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, he formed the hugely successful Emerson, Lake and Palmer, who, between 1970 and 1977, released six platinum albums. Now in this insightful and irreverent memoir, Emerson tells uproarious tales of life on the road, tales of the high lifestyle that goes with being a rock star, and of course, tales of the outrageous, barrier-shattering music he produced.
Morlunn
First, let me be clear. I am a huge Keith Emerson fan and appreciate his talent greatly. His playing style has influenced my own playing for over 40 years. He is a very talented musician and a nice fellow. I met him once after their show and hung out with the Keith Emerson Band. We had a nice time. They put on a great show. So yes, I am a fan. I am glad he wrote the book but my feelings about it are mixed.

I appreciate the honesty Emerson had throughout the book. He did not seem to mind what image a reader would have of him as a person after reading is book. Personally after reading it I felt like I wanted to take a shower. The stories about the band sharing women, etc, etc, etc, and the drugs etc, etc, etc, and how unfaithful he was to his wife,(No surprise divorce there) just felt sort of slimy. Sure it is rock and roll, but gimmie a break! I hope for Keith's sake he has matured as an adult and acts accordingly. When you are in the public eye, that is a responsibility that I wish he had taken more seriously in his past. But, the past is past.

Readers will differ, but I thought WAY to much time was spent on the Nice. It just was not balanced. I m sure Mr. Emerson has strong ties to the Nice, but the Nice is not what made Kith Emerson, it was ELP. As an editor, I would of cut two thirds of the story line out about the Nice, and introduced more character development with the traveling road show called ELP. For me, most of the Nice in the book was boring.

I have read that this book had a lot humor in it. I did not find it. Of course Brit humor is a bit diff from us Americans. Benny Hill never cracked me up either.

Here is what I loved!! All the stories about other musicians, including Bernstein, just really interesting and I did crack a smile reading some of those stories.

If you keep in mind that is book is written by a top musician, but not a top author, it will make it as easier read. Just enjoyed hearing the history from the man himself.

Bottom line, if you're a fan. Buy this book. You will enjoy it. If you're looking for a good book to snuggle up to, this is not it.
Thanks for writing it Keith and keep up the awesome work!! Always a huge fan.

Jim Baugh
Author of "HOOKED"
Kipabi
In the 70's I was a huge fan of Keith Emerson's keyboard playing. He was eclectic, highly skilled and able to play all sorts of keyboards from Church Organs to harpsichords. He even wrote a piano concerto. Together with Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz (both of whom he references in this book as his main rivals), Emerson represented what I, as a teenager, thought music should be: all of the skills of the formal classical world melded with the energy and iconoclasm of rock.

The book is an interesting read with an easy style. It is somewhat of a linear narrative but he does jump time references to complete a story (for example his encounter with Bernstien shifts almost 10 years). Some of the stories, including his descriptions of Greg Lake, his mate in the eponymous band, are interesting and even funny.

However, his autobiography leaves me feeling empty. I agree with many others reviewing this book that I wish he wrote more about the creation of music. The book spends quite a bit of time talking about sex and drugs and we are served details of his many road conquests. After a while you loose interest; however a few of these anecdotes are interesting such as his encounter with a future Japanese concert pianist. We also get a lot of detail about his first solo flight and motorcycles. However, the most insight we get into composition comes from his description of his emotional state during the composition of his first piano concerto. We do not get any insights into the structure of this piece (or any other pieces for that matter). For that I would recommend Edward Marcan's "Rocking the Classics".

Perhaps the area I found most disappointing is that the only character that is developed to any extent is Emerson. For example, we know very little about his wife; she is presented almost without any dimension. But she is very much part of this narrative period, having been married for 21 years. It would have been interesting to get some of her insights of his various extra marital affairs, as he regularly relates that she knew about his activities.

Overall, a good book for fans of the band and Progressive Rock, but you are left wanting more. Also a good book if you care more about the details of a rock band on the road than of the music they created.
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