This book originally appeared a couple of years ago via a Pledge campaign, but has now been picked up by a mainstream publisher, getting a welcome update in the process.
Rather than being a lurid sensationalist expose of rock n roll debauchery, this is instead an honest warts and all look at the author’s days of hard graft on the British blues rock scene. Of course, he’s best known for his work with the original classic line up of Whitesnake in the late seventies and early eighties, before they transformed themselves into the hair metal darlings of MTV as they targeted the lucrative US market. Nevertheless, no doubt the royalties from his co-authorship of Here I Go Again provide a nice annual pension, and there are some interesting insights into the band’s hectic recording and touring schedule in their heyday, and the inevitable tensions it created. The book isn’t exclusively about Whitesnake though, and Marsden has many a tale to tell of life before and after his tenure with the band. There are also interesting accounts of the first gigs and festivals he attended and musical heroes he has met and played with, as well as a chapter » Continue Reading.