The Secret History of Australian Rock N Roll

by Stuart Coupe

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/09/2018

RRP  $32.99 $26.35

These are the stories of the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the backstage nerves, the fights between band members and promoters; they see the drugs consumed, and overdoses, the women.

This is how concerts really happen!

Roadies are the secret and unsung heroes of the Australian music industry. They unload the PAs and equipment early in the day, they set it all up, they make sure everything is running totally smoothly before, during and after the gigs. Then they pack everything up in the middle of the night, put it in the back of the truck and hit the road to another town.

To do it all over again.In the course of this roadies see the full gamut of the rock'n'roll experience: the pre- and post-show parties and overdoses, the groupies, the obsessive fans. They see - and often organise - all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes at the concerts and pub gigs you go to. From The Rolling Stones to AC/DC, INXS to Blondie, Bob Marley to Courtney Love, Sherbet to The Ted Mulry Gang - these guys have seen it all.

The Roadie's Creed:If it's wet, drink it. If it's dry, smoke it. If it moves, **** it. If it doesn't move, throw it in the back of the truck.'

Fabulous . . . a bold portrait' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on Stuart Coupe's GUDINSKI

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Stuart Coupe

Stuart Coupe is a freelance journalist, one-time band manager and now runs his own independent record label, Laughing Outlaw Records. He's been involved in the music industry all his life.

He wrote THE PROMOTERS in 2003 and GUDINSKI in 2015 and has contributed to many magazines and newspapers.

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