A tale of friendship tested to the limit, noble myths, love lost and found, perfect lyrics, and good times as two friends drive across the U.S. to pay homage to the roots of Rock and RollA tale of friendship tested to the limit, noble myths, love lost and found, perfect lyrics, and good times as two friends drive across the U.S. to pay homage to the roots of Rock and Roll One autumn, radio producers Chris and Joe drive across America, roof down, stereo up, and discover the roots of the sounds they love. They sell their souls to the devil on the same crossroads as Robert Johnson, buy booze from the same store as Jim Morrison, hang out with the spirit of Johnny Cash in his own front room, and sit on a jetty by an alligator infested lake to sing 'Happy Birthday' to country-rock musician Gram Parsons. But first they must learn the ukulele, grow moustaches, fail to get into the Chateau Marmont, get very drunk with rising popstar Terra Naomi—and that's just day one.
Reviews"Among those rare volumes which are not only a joy sui generis, but also—and better yet—a joy to be shared by reading aloud. Mere satire is cheap; the blood in these pages is more authentic than any Nashville approximation of Americana." —Stanley Booth, music journalist
"Live Fast, Die Young (a true rock 'n' roll title if ever there was one) is a road trip well worth taking" —BlindedBySound.com
"Fun and fascinating...The true friendship of [the authors] and their humor and openness to an American adventure make this book a very worthwhile read." —Blogcritics
Author BiographyChris Price has been shaping the popular music landscape for his entire career, as director of music for MTV and prior to that as an award-winning radio producer. Joe Harland is also an award-winning radio producer, having previously been a film critic and football commentator.