Weird really enjoyed the book ’ABBEY ROAD TO ZIGGY STARDUST‘ by KEN SCOTT and BOBBY OWSINSKI so, here’s his take on the title:
For anyone with even a passing interest in some of the most iconic albums of all time, this book is a must. World famous engineer/producer Ken Scott takes you behind the scenes of albums by The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, The Tubes, Devo and a host of others. Not only is all the technical data explained, but you get a close-up view of bickering band members, shady managers and record company and management maneuvers.
Lots of space is devoted to Ken’s classic recordings with Bowie & The Spiders, giving you the most intimate descriptions of how these gifted musicians put their songs on tape. Not only did he record them in the studio, but it was Ken in the RCA mobile unit who captured the last concert at the Hammersmith Odeon. In the book, he professes his dislike of both mixes of the show. It would definitely be interesting to hear how the man who produced Ziggy would mix this historic live event!
I really like the way the book is put together. Ken will talk about a band then you will get quotes from band members or other people who shine their light on the subject as well. There is a photo section in the center of the book with amazing pictures, but the book is also peppered with photos and illustrations throughout. A must have book about a golden period in music – thanks Ken!