ROCK CRITIC CONFIDENTIAL is the profusely illustrated anthology of rock ‘n’ roll writing and photography by veteran CREEM Magazine editor Jeffrey Morgan, who is also the authorized biographer of both Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop & The Stooges. This full colour hard cover coffee table size book draws from an extraordinary wealth of Jeffrey Morgan’s innovative CREEM Magazine pieces. Discovered in 1974 by influential journalist Lester Bangs, Morgan ended up being CREEM’s longest-serving rock critic. Morgan’s writing appeared in every single issue of America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine from October 1975 to November 1988, for a grand total of 158 consecutive monthly issues lasting more than thirteen years, plus another seven years writing for the magazine’s original website, resulting in a CREEM rock writing reign of over twenty years. ROCK CRITIC CONFIDENTIAL’S centerpiece is Jeffrey Morgan’s extensive and definitive interviews, many of which have never been published before in their complete uncensored form. Morgan is well known for taking command of an interview and getting his subjects to open up in a way that they never would for anyone else, as evidenced by his close encounters with heavyweight sparring partners, further enhanced by the added inclusion of dozens of rare, never before seen rock photographs taken by Morgan during the ’70s and ’80s, including previously unpublished portraits of The Who, Bob Dylan, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jeff Beck, Freddie Mercury, KISS, Miles Davis, Paul McCartney, and many others-all captured in their youthful prime. ROCK CRITIC CONFIDENTIAL regenerates the genre by being the first book by a rock critic published in a copiously illuminated paradigm-defining hardcover coffee table edition that sets new nonpareil standards of excellence against which all other rock writing books will forever be gauged. That’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact because it ain’t bragging if you can back it up. Compromising Photos. Third Degree Interrogations. If there’s a safe space for rock stars… This isn’t it.
“Jeffrey, you’re a smartass-watch it!” – Iggy Pop, embittered Godfather of Punk
“Lies! Lies! Lies!” – Alice Cooper, embittered living legend
“Tell Jeffrey from me if he comes to see me personally some time, I’ll return the compliment.” – Pete Townshend, embittered founding guitarist of The Who
“I cordially invite Jeffrey to join us at our Tae Kwan-Do class any day of the week just to say hello to all the guys up here.” – Bob Ezrin, embittered record producer of Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, KISS
“One of the finest music writers on Earth.” – RocksBackpages.com, embittered online library of rock ‘n’ roll
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