In ALL THE RAGE keyboard genius Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan has turned his own rock ‘n’ roll odyssey into one of the best music books in years.” JAMES O’ BRIAN. All the Rage has ratings and 22 reviews. Jim said: What a kick-ass book! Mac takes you on a ride through time, talking about all of the bands and peo. “All The Rage”, a too-often forgotten memoir by the great keyboard player Ian McLagan of the Small Faces.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. All the Rage by Ian McLagan. A riotously funny, fiercely energetic romp, this no-holds-barred autobiography takes readers through the highs and lows of an extraordinary career, chronicling nearly four decades of iaan music history.
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Mac takes you on a ride through time, talking about all of the bands and people he has played with over the years! A lot of laughter, some tears, but overall, a wonderful ride through rock and roll! I also got turned onto the Small Faces while reading this anytime he would mention an album, like “Ogden’s”I would listen to it as I was reading. That, I think, really enhanced his story so much more. Very fast read, very enjoyable!
Jul 16, Slim Evans rated it really liked it. This was a good look into the life of “Mac”, Ian McLagan, from his early days playing in local bands into being scooped up overnight by the Small Faces and the roller coaster ride it led too in his rock and roll life. It gives an inside look into the world of English rock stars in the 60’s into the 90’s including some of my favorites from the Faces, Who and the Stones. I met Mac and hung out with him a couple of times in the teens and I wish I had read this before I’d met him.
Apr 02, Allan Phillips rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best rock biographies I’ve ever read. None are particularly deep, but they can get repetitive and boring. Not so with this one. It’s lively and interesting throughout. I met Mac a few times, shared a pint of Guinness with him, and he was one of those friendly, funny, down-to-earth people you feel like you’ve known all your life, when you just met.
And that’s how this story reads.
Hard to find, I think, but highly recommended! Aug 23, Pj Rgae rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ian McLagan lived rock and roll from the sixties to the s. A book full of priceless stories of the faces and small faces. As well as the stones and the who and many more. Fun read, lots of inside stuff about some of rock’s biggest names. This guy sure knew how to party!
I wonder if his estate is worth millions now and if it is getting the royalties due. Apr 11, Julie rated it really liked it. I am sorry that I only got around to reading this book after the death of Ian, in the last few years he has been instrumental in keeping the music and memory of the Small Faces and Ronnie Lane in the public eye. I have always thought he must have been an interviewers dream as he was so eloquent, open izn chatty. When he died the amount of fans that wrote tributes to him and mentioned that they had met him and how he always had time for them and always answered any e-mails and letters that they s I am sorry that I only got around to reading this rags after the death of Ian, in the last few years he has been instrumental in keeping the music and memory of the Small Faces and Ronnie Lane in the public eye.
When he died the amount of fans that wrote tributes to him and mentioned that they had met him and how he always had time for them and always answered any e-mails and letters that they sent. Life seemed to be one big party of drugs, drink and sex, when the Faces were around. He then goes to the breakup of the Faces and stories of all the bands he later works with. One of the saddest things was that he married Kim Moon ex of the infamous Keithand his love for her shines through the later part of the thd.
She was his isn wife and she was mentioned a lot, sadly after 30 years of marriage she was killed in a car crash, a few years after this book was published, it must have been so hard for him to get up and start to play and tour again. After reading this book you realise what a loss to the music business the death of Ian McLagan was. Don’t read these pages just for the stories, the people he’s known.
Do read it for his voice, his laugh between the sentences. Do read the book. Good luck finding it! Honestly, who wants to hear from the piano player who can’t sing all that well? Turns out, he was the one listening and told the best stories. And they’re great stories. Especially when he turns down the Grateful Dead.
Was so lucky to take my 9-year-old to see him Don’t read these pages just for the stories, the people he’s known. Was so lucky to take my 9-year-old to see him plan an all-ages show for, what, people? Thanks for the tales. Apr 25, Herzog rated it really liked it Shelves: I wasn’t aware that this book existed until Mac passed away last year. I live in Austin where Mac spent the last part of his life and you’d see him out and about. He always seemed in good humor and people spoke very kindly of him at a remembrance at SXSW I wasn’t aware that this book existed until Mac passed away last year.
He always seemed in good humor and people spoke very kindly of him at a remembrance at SXSW in That sense of a good, fun loving guy comes through in this book. Feb 29, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book immediately after reading Levon Helm’s “This Wheel’s on Fire”, and it amazing how similar the tone and humor are in these two books- especially consider one is from Marvell, Arkansas and the other from Middlesex, England.
Literally laugh out loud funny moments, and great stories behind the Faces, Stones, etc. I literally finished the book and decided I wanted to be a keyboard player for the Faces when I grow up. Those were the Daze Heard about this book after Mac’s passing a couple years back. Written with heart, written with love for the life he lived and his mates.
Tells not all, but enough to confirm the long held suspicion that The Faces had as much fun as anyone in rock and roll.
All the Rage : A Rock ‘n’ Roll Odyssey
In the telling, it reveals that no one, through thick and thin, might of had more fun than Ian McLagan. Great rock and roll reading-Enjoy! All the Rage isn’t much more than a series of anecdotes, but McLagan vividly captures what akl was like to be in a pop band in Sixties England and in a rock band in the Wll, with the generous sense of humor and acceptance of human weakness that one mcalgan expect from a member of the Small Faces and Faces.
Totally inhaled this book in a matter of days. No Ego fuel and certainly no boring facts of I did this, I did that, I shagged so and so. Ian is a great. A great person and a humble and great musician. An excellent emotional journey. He pulls no punches, spares no one and really knows how to tell a tale.
Dec 13, minnie rated it really liked it Iah Great read, and account of what it was like playing organ with Small Faces in swinging London touring with The Faces,The Stones, and surviving an addiction to freebase cocaine. All told in a humorous easy going way.
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Jan 22, Chris Cook rated it it was ok. As a big fan of the Small Faces, I was saddened at the death of Mac and felt I should pay homage by reading this book. Good in parts, but I have to say that I did fhe bored with the endless accounts of drinks and drugs. Brought back some ragee crazy memories. Mar 28, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: Had set this one aside for awhile.
Did finish in January ! Jun 21, Paul rated it liked it. The Faces and The Rolling Stones really liked cocaine. Ian has a way with words He has great stories and paints a colorful picture of his time with the Small Faces, Faces and the Stones.
Jul 26, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: In the s everyone who was anyone was named Keith, Mick, Mac, or Woody. It rave it tricky to keep everyone straight. Ted Butler rated it really liked it Sep 29,