Apathy for the Devil: A 1970s Memoir

Apathy for the Devil: A 1970s Memoir Review

Pitched somewhere between Almost Famous and Withnail & I, this title presents a document of this most fascinating and troubling of decades - a story of inspiration, success and serious burn out....

Title:Apathy for the Devil: A 1970s Memoir
Edition Language:English

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  • Tosh

    Nick Kent's collection of essays/interviews "The Dark Stuff" is a must for rock n' roll reading. The one theme that runs through that collection is the fucked-up rock n' roll figure. And he's good at ...

  • M.L. Rio

    Nick Kent's 1970s autobiography is exactly what you might expect: a drug-addled odyssey through the musical underworlds of London and Los Angeles. Kent's life reads almost like an episode of 20 Feet f...

  • Tom

    The first thing that struck me was a "KLAANG!" from repeated use of language more common in tabloid confessionals - "just a few short weeks later" (in what way were these particular weeks shorter than...

  • Thor Garcia

    Nick Kent was one of the most blowhardy, know-it-all, cool-kid rock journalists of his time, specializing in building “rock god” myths about artists who “sneered” in all the right places and a...

  • Jim

    The overall message from this book that I took was Nick pleading "I wasn't just a hanger-on, I wasn't just a hanger-on!", causing me to think, "Wait a minute, mate, Jagger, Richards, Stewart, Bowie, B...

  • Carole Tyrrell

    I had really enjoyed reading Nick Kent’s previous book, The Dark Stuff, and was looking forward to this one after the 16 year gap between them.However, this is very different and feels more like a c...

  • Georgette

    Wow, I was all over with this one. I've read another of Nick Kent's books, which I had enjoyed immensely. This, unfortunately, didn't prove to be the case here. He came across as a whiny prat most of ...

  • Evan

    Believe the hype. Whatever damage Kent did to himself through long-term hard drug addiction hasn't impaired his critical faculties; his "memoir of the '70s" functions as both a clear-eyed overview of ...

  • Jeremy

    One of the top rock and roll memoirs I've come across. It's simultaneously funny and tragic. Music journalist Kent is great writer with a dry sense of humor and during the 70s, he was a witness and pa...

  • Gina

    Some interesting stuff in here. Overall, though, I really dislike Kent's style. He does have great stories, but is just full of himself. I give him points for being friends with Iggy Pop and having a ...