By Nick Kent
Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , own, usually harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the intercourse Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, between ratings of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the gorgeous and the damned of this turbulent decade.
As a faculty dropout slightly out of his young people, Kent’s first 5 interviews have been with the MC5, Captain Beefheart, the thankful useless, the Stooges, and Lou Reed. yet after the buzz and freedom of these early years, his tale might come to reflect that of the last decade itself, as he slipped into extra and ever-worsening heroin use. Apathy for the Devil is a compelling tale of concept, good fortune, burn out, and rebirth from a vintage wordsmith.
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