Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

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Harper Collins, May 24, 2011 - Music - 224 pages
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From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp lyrics with thescreaming metal energy of a true rock and roller, but also a dyed-in-the-woolcar fanatic. Books like AC/DC: Maximum Rock and Roll and Why AC/DC Matters revealed the secretsof the the world’s greatest rock band—now, in Rockers and Rollers, fans will get arare, riveting window into Brian Johnson’s other driving passion, his love forautomobiles. From teenage memories in the backs of beat-up coups to a sidecareer as a racecar driver, Johnson shares his tantalizing life story—a memoirtold through his lifelong love affair with cars.
 

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Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

User Review  - Todd Spires - Book Verdict

At first glance, this book may seem the perfect combination of subjects‚€”a memoir of AC/DC's loud and exuberant lead singer, Johnson, and his life's passion, automobiles. In dozens of short chapters ... Read full review

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User Review  - mzb - LibraryThing

I'm not really into cars, but I'm into good music and people who are really into something. Which makes this book a treat. People who are really fascinated by something, get me hooked. And on top of ... Read full review

Contents

Reflecting on the end of the beginning
Exploring dangerous places
The harrowing adventures of the road test
Not your fathers tour bus story
Dead or alive you will be driven in style
Occupation Worlds Best Rock n Roll Bass Player
If Hell were a vacation this would be
ACDC an Austrian a music Chapter 9 Lotus Cortina Mk1 How to crash your first race car video and a rather large vehicle Chapter 10 From Bedford...
Playing the sound of freedom for a million people
Home is where the alligators
Handicapped cars are dangerous
Death and destruction
How Italy changes
When a Renzo marries a Zagato
Right Im up and Im staying up until I get a shag
Keeping your head horizontal

My first love
The race that stopped a country
When an old Brit shags a beautiful Italian
The opposite of a chick magnet
How not to order room service
Too hot to
A lot more tit for your bang
Two seats and a shelf
The Beatles of cars
Occupation Worlds Best Drummer
Does Rose Kennedy have a black dress?
Trying to repay a debt
King of the road
Escaping the tax
What the fuck are you doing?
Cheering up Cliff
Drive this
Drinking fractionally
It all starts with the toys
Dont be shy your mother wasnt
The black velvet humpback whale
Finding the Autodrome
A smiling pregnant snail
Occupation Worlds Greatest Riffmeister
If a marine were on steroids and driving
Car rats in arms Chapter 37 Angus Young Occupation Devilish Imp Schoolboy Guitarist
You cant have one without the other
Taking on the mentally challenged moral minority
Riding shotgun
Rhythm and blues and Saabs
No shitting allowed Shagging expected
Parachute jumping aint
Make sure the doors locked
What LOTUS really stands
Gentleman of the track
Making beautiful cars awful
How moonshine made race cars
Are they drivers or gods?
Too huge to drive
The noise that will live with me forever
Sitting on top of Mount Vesuvius
The terrorizing of ACDC
Unsafe driving
Were directors shagging him?
The movies that get it right
The Blues Brother
WilkesBarre
The kind of car royalties get
Stilletoed shagger
She crosses her legs so you cant get
Supergluing your ass to the wall
What happens when you microwave
From Peking to Paris
Minneapolis
A spooky fuck
What you find in Australia
Toronto
Peeing in a pint glass
Tighter than a fishs arse
Why reality television sucks
Starting a band in a lousy year
A cautionary tale
Owning a car you cant afford
A career born
How to pass time on the road
Safe operating speed 0
Siamese twins walk into a
ImFrenchandfuckyou attitude
Smoking is dangerous for your
When its magic time
Atlanta
The two career choices and what I chose
The
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About the author (2011)

Brian Johnson was born in Dunstan in Gateshead, England. After working various jobs in Tyneside and fronting local band Geordie, he joined AC/DC in 1980. He lives in Sarasota, Florida, and Rockers and Rollers is his first book.

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