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OUR RATING CRITERIA
- 1 - Not recommended for reading.
- 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
- 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
- 4 - Engaging, very good book.
- 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.
“Reckless Road is the best rock-n-roll book I have ever seen. I am amazed that Marc turned these casual, candid photos into this book.”
Experience Guns N’ Roses and the making of Appetite for Destruction with the definitive biography of the band’s early days that includes never-before-seen archive videos, 40 minutes of high-definition video interviews, 200 candid behind-the-scenes images and tons of memorabilia. Includes all new interviews with Slash, Duff, Steven Adler, Mike Clink, Tom Zutaut and many others. Winner of Pop-Culture Book of the Year by the Independent Publishers Association.
When teenager and amateur photographer Marc Canter set out to document his best friend Saul Hudson’s rise as a rock guitarist in 1983, he never imagined that he was actually documenting the genesis of the next great rock and roll band of its era. His friend became the legendary guitarist Slash and Mr. Canter found himself front and center, witnessing the creation of Guns N’ Roses. Mr. Canter photographed every gig the band played on the Sunset Strip, from their first show together on June 6, 1985, to their first international tour as a newly signed act for Geffen Records. Reckless Road offers unprecedented access to hundreds of previously unreleased images and narrates Guns N’ Roses’ rise to stardom with new and exclusive interviews by the original band members and the people who were closest to them. Authentic gig memorabilia including show flyers, ticket stubs, set lists, press clippings, and hand-written song lyrics round out this unique collection.
Mr. Canter also had the foresight to audio and videotape nearly every performance, leaving a well-documented legacy few bands can boast. Luckily for the fans, Vook combines this unique archive for the fans in this one-of-a-kind enhanced e-bok version. Access this exclusive behind-the-scenes material, including extensive clips from the complete video and audio gig archive, exclusive video interviews from the book, a complete digital copy of the book, author interviews, and much more.
Marc Canter (author/photographer) is an amateur photographer and the owner and general manager of the legendary rock-n-roll hangout, Canter’s Deli, in Los Angeles, California. He has been friends with Slash for over 30 years, and had unlimited access to the formative years of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Guns N’ Roses. An avid collector, Mr. Canter meticulously documented the rise of Guns N’ Roses that culminated in the release of their groundbreaking album, Appetite for Destruction. Mr. Canter is proud and excited to share his memories with the public.. Mr. Canter lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jason Porath (co-author and filmmaker) is an award-winning author, filmmaker and producer whose background in theater and journalism led him to explore the art of non-fiction, visual storytelling across a variety of mediums. He is the author of two award -winning books; Reckless Road and Mugshots: A Celebration of the Journey from Ruin to Redemption. He worked for several years in New York and London as a writer and researcher of documentary films, and has directed and edited several films for corporate clients. Currently, he is working with clients to harness the power of mobile devices in service of new breed of brand narratives.
Title: Reckless Road Guns ‘n Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction
Length: 348 Pages
Publication Date: 2010-07-23