KOOKS, QUEEN BITCHES AND
|"Hunky Dory gave me a fabulous groundswell. It provided me, for the first time in my life, with an actual audience — I mean, people actually coming up to me saying, “Good album, good songs.” That hadn’t happened to me before.” — David Bowie|
About The Book:Over the past five decades, David Bowie's towering musical legacy is rightfully acclaimed as among the most inventive, groundbreaking and compelling in rock history. Bowie's 1971 long player, Hunky Dory, in particular has garnered lofty praise, voted by Time magazine as one of the top 100 albums of all-time.
A new book, Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie's Hunky Dory (Jetfighter/$10) chronicles the fascinating back story behind that celebrated album. Written by New York Times Best-selling author Ken Sharp, the 112 page pocket paperback book is constructed as an oral history and culls revelatory interviews with scores of the album's key participants for an all-encompassing look at this seminal release. Among those interviewed include Bowie's band, producer Ken Scott, RCA Records personnel plus countless others along with archival commentary from David Bowie and the late Mick Ronson.
Testimonials:Hunky Dory is still one of my all time favorite albums - it's my favorite of all the records I did with David Bowie. I have many fond memories of the making of it as this was the first recording I ever played on. Hunky Dory is unique, has wonderful songs of great warmth and feel and is beautifully recorded. Ken has really captured much of this sentiment and detail in his book, which I greatly enjoyed and highly recommend.
—Trevor Bolder, bassist, Hunky Dory
I’m impressed with Ken’s approach to this project. It was a nice change to have intelligent questions and to be able to recount the making of this album. It will make a good read for any fan.
—Woody Woodmansey, drummer, Hunky Dory
Teeming with a great depth of research and information, this is a genuine and honest appreciation of both the period and subject and fully complements an album that continues to entertain and delight now more than 40 years on from its creation. Carefully reexamining and investigating every aspect of this masterpiece, Ken spoke with all of those directly responsible for its recording and ultimately provided us with a very valuable future reference of a brief but essential area of David Bowie’s incredible artistic output – a rich period from which we can learn so much.
—Kevin Cann, author, David Bowie’s Any Day Now: The London Years 1947-1974
|Voted by Time magazine as one of the top 100 albums of all time, Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory chronicles the fascinating back-story behind the celebrated 1971 album. Constructed as an oral history, the 112-page pocket sized paperback book culls revelatory new interviews with many of the album’s key participants including Bowie’s band, producer Ken Scott, RCA Records personnel and countless others along with archival commentary from David Bowie and the late Mick Ronson for an all-encompassing look at this seminal release.|
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Ken Sharp is a New York Times Best Selling writer who has authored
or co-authored over eighteen music books, contributes to a variety
of national music magazines, works on music documentaries and has
done liner notes for releases by Elvis Presley, Sly & the Family
Stone, Janis Joplin, Small Faces, Santana, Cheap Trick, Raspberries,
Eric Carmen, KISS, Hall & Oates, Rick Springfield, The Babys, John
Waite, The Guess Who, Jellyfish, Jefferson Airplane and others. Contact Ken Sharp
His books include: Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy, Elvis: Vegas ‘69, Nothin’ to Lose: the Making of KISS (1972-1975), Elvis Presley: Writing for the King, Sound Explosion: Inside LA’s Studio Factory with the Wrecking Crew, Overnight Sensation: The Story of the Raspberries, Raspberries: TONIGHT!, Eric Carmen: Marathon Man, Reputation is a Fragile Thing: The Story of Cheap Trick, Play On!: Power Pop Heroes, Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, KISS: Behind the Mask, Meet the Beatles…Again!, Small Faces: Quite Naturally, Rick Springfield: A Year in the Life of a Working Class Dog, Power Pop, The KISS Years!, and KISS Army Worldwide!: The Ultimate KISS Fanzine Phenomenon.