Excess All Areas

A Lighthearted Look at the Demands and Idiosyncrasies of Rock Icons on Tour

Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Sue Richmond

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Excess All Areas takes readers on a roller-coaster, backstage ride into the surreal and unpredictable world of the band contract rider. A rider is a shopping list of items, usually food and drink, requested by the band, which forms part of the contract for the concert venue. If you think Van Halen's '80s demands to remove all of the brown M&M's from the sweet bowl in their dressing room was a tad precious, think again.

Excess All Areas delves into the dressing rooms of our favorite musical acts, from Black Sabbath to Usher, and has a good old rummage around, discovering a penchant for expensive champagne, enough towels to dry an army, the odd boa constrictor, inflatable sumo outfits, ice without square edges, water from the top of Mount Olympus, white tube socks (12 pairs, to be exact), and soda water – just for spilling on the floor.

This colorful volume includes illustrations that are equally as entertaining as the outlandish 100 featured riders and will leave you amazed, stomping your feet, and shouting for more.

$27.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00126417
ISBN: 9781617135965
UPC: 884088995720
Width: 9.25"
Length: 9.25"
144 pages

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