SOLD "The Big Wheel" book by bassist Bruce Thomas

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  1. BassilPesto

    BassilPesto Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Massachusetts, USA
    Price:
    $10
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Book for sale: "The Big Wheel" by Bruce Thomas

    Publisher's blurb:

    Thomas was bassist with Elvis Costello and The Attractions at the height of the band’s success with hits like "Oliver’s Army" and "Accidents Will Happen." Though names are never mentioned, The Big Wheel paints a vivid and hilarious picture of exactly what it is like touring the US and the rest of the world with Costello and Company, sharing your life 24 hours a day with a moody egotistical singer, a crazed drummer and a host of hangers-on.

    Originally published by Viking in 1990, The Big Wheel was nominated for the Ralph J. Gleason award for music writing. Less impressed, Costello sacked Thomas for writing it. This is one of the great music books, and probably the funniest.


    A top notch anecdotalist who can time a twist to make you laugh out loud. Q

    Hilariously hip. Rolling Stone

    Imagine a rock ‘n’ roll star with shades of Marcel Proust’s introspection, Hunter Thompson’s sensibility and William Least Heat-Moon’s ability to relate atmosphere. Publishers Weekly

    The book looks like a new copy that was crunched under something heavy. It's clean and perfectly readable, but it's a little bent, with a tear near the spine in the cover and first few pages, and a few creases in the cover. See the photos.

    $10 inc. shipping via USPS media mail, US only.

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  2. BassilPesto

    BassilPesto Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Massachusetts, USA
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  3. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2008
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  4. BassilPesto

    BassilPesto Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Massachusetts, USA
    On hold pending payment.
     
  5. BassilPesto

    BassilPesto Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Massachusetts, USA
    Sold!
     
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