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ISBN: 1592404839
Author: Danny Goldberg
Language: English
Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (July 7, 2009)
Pages: 320
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
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Almost almost famous ; Underground radio ; Rock and roll grown-ups ; Led .

Almost almost famous ; Underground radio ; Rock and roll grown-ups ; Led Zeppelin, 'mild barbarians' .

The title of Danny Goldberg’s memoir, Bumping Into Geniuses, comes from an aphorism of Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records

The title of Danny Goldberg’s memoir, Bumping Into Geniuses, comes from an aphorism of Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records. Ertegun’s formula for success in the music business was walking around until you bumped into a genius, a method that works well enough if, like Ertegun, you manage to bump into Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Goldberg - an industry lifer who did time as a rock critic, . flack and personal manager before his stints as president of Atlantic, chairman of Warner Brothers Records and president of Mercury Records - has a less impressive résumé of brushes with.

Danny Goldberg's autobiography, Bumping Into Geniuses, offers a candid look inside business world of rock & roll from the 1960's onward

Danny Goldberg's autobiography, Bumping Into Geniuses, offers a candid look inside business world of rock & roll from the 1960's onward. Goldberg's ability to narrate popular culture and the development of the record business gives this book a great deal of factual validity as well as a crisp historical perspective. It stands out among the many books that have been written on this same subject.

Danny Goldberg has been a hugely influential figure in the world of rock and roll.

But there?s more to this story than just Goldberg?s varied career. Danny Goldberg has been a hugely influential figure in the world of rock and roll. He did PR for Led Zeppelin; he managed the career of Nirvana; he ran Atlantic, Mercury, and Warner Brothers; he launched Stevie Nick?s solo career.

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But there?s more to this story than just Goldberg?s varied career

There are at least three reasons why only Danny Goldberg could have written this book about the rock music business of the last four or so decades

There are at least three reasons why only Danny Goldberg could have written this book about the rock music business of the last four or so decades. First, he's held a front row seat and worn more hats-reporter, publicist, manager, record company executive and political activist--during all of those years than just about anyone else around. His astute insights coming out each of these chapters of his career are in abundant evidence here.

But there?s more to this story than just Goldberg?s varied career

My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Early in Bumping into Geniuses, a young Danny Goldberg disqualifies himself as a music journalist on the grounds that he loves rock n roll far too much to be anything like objective.

My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Category: Music Business. That was probably true then and it’s probably true no. ut that doesn’t mean that he can’t write. This book renews my faith in the music, confirms my suspicion of the business, and answers a lot questions that I’ve always meant to ask Danny myself.

A giant of the music industry grants an all-access pass to the world of rock and roll, with mesmerizing stories of thirty0five years spent working with legends Danny Goldberg has been a hugely influential figure in the world of rock and roll. He did PR for Led Zeppelin; he managed the career of Nirvana; he ran Atlantic, Mercury, and Warner Brothers; he launched Stevie Nick?s solo career. In Bumping into Geniuses, Goldberg grants an all-access pass to the world of rock and roll, with mesmerizing stories of forty years spent working with legends, including Patti Smith, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, Hole, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Susan Blond, Michael Des Barres, Steve Earle, Led Zeppelin, and more. But there?s more to this story than just Goldberg?s varied career. It?s also a look at the industry itself: a business that was complex and chaotic ? a mixture of art and commerce, idealism and selfishness ? and sometimes, rock?s most gifted and influential musicians were able to transcend it all.

Comments:

Mora
"Bumping into Geniuses" is a memoir written by Danny Goldberg, who is a well-known music industry figure (who also is known for his civil libertarian work and for running Air America Radio briefly). He previously wrote a book called "Dispatches from the Culture Wars" (around 2004), which was a very prescient book in terms of touching on (among other issues) the issue of `reaching' the younger generation and getting them politically engaged, as well as our eroding civil liberties - notions that were very out-front in the last Presidential election. Full disclosure: I met Danny once at a Jackson Browne concert (around the time of the first book) and he was very personable considering I just walked up to him to introduce myself, though it was just a couple of quick words I had with him, to tell him I'd read "Dispatches" and I thought it was an important book.

For this book, he recounts his experiences in the music business over the last several decades in a bit more detail than the previous book, including his tenures working with Led Zeppelin and their imprint at Atlantic; his later presidencies of labels like Atlantic, Warner Brothers, Mercury and, and of founding/co-founding his own Modern and Artemis labels; as well as many stories about specific artists he either worked with, or outright managed, including Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon and Kurt Cobain. I work in the music business, and I thought there is an interesting chapter early in the book wherein he runs down a bit about some of the significant executives in the music business during the 60's thru the 80's - it's very good background for those with an interest in the salad days of the industry, though most casual readers might find some of the details a bit too inside-baseball. The most interesting chapters of the book, in my opinion, are the chapters on Kurt Cobain and Warren Zevon, as he provides a firsthand account of his time with two artists whose lives came to sad ends (and he was there at the end of the story for both of them). He portrays them as having human flaws/quirks but as it also being the source of their enduring music, and it is very interesting to get such an inside perspective (I plan to also read Crystal Zevon's book about Warren shortly, for additional insight).

My main issue with the book is that it needed some fact checking, mostly about some timeline items (for example: it says Buckingham and Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1976 - it was actually before that, as their first LP with FM was released in 1975; Patti Smith's "Horses" came out in 1975, not 1974 (if I'm not mistaken); I think he meant to say that Sandy Denny was on Led Zeppelin "IV" not "III"), and a couple of others. (I read the hardcover version, so I'm not sure if anything was corrected in subsequent printings). Aside from some date errors, if you have an interest in the workings of the music business, or are a fan of any of the artists mentioned, the book is worth checking out.
Wen
Extremely interesting read for anyone interested in the music biz of the past few decades. Have already read it twice. Definitely worth your time.
Yggfyn
An interesting view of the music business from the inside. Goldberg bounced from being a rock writer and critic to becoming a producer and executive. His main aim seems to have always been to produce and encourage real good original music -- while maintaining his integrity and being true to the artists, the audience and himself.

The book could have used some rigorous editing in parts but it is definitely worth the time to read. If just to witness his honest battle to maintain his integrity while facing the facts of the way the music business really works.
Anayalore
Danny Goldberg's autobiography, Bumping Into Geniuses, offers a candid look inside business world of rock & roll from the 1960's onward. Goldberg's ability to narrate popular culture and the development of the record business gives this book a great deal of factual validity as well as a crisp historical perspective. It stands out among the many books that have been written on this same subject.
Sat
Bumping Into Geniuses gives a nice insight into the career path of one of the great music men of our time. The interesting thing about Goldberg is that, unlike many of his fellow music execs, Danny is a true lover of music and musicians. His passion for the artistry of the people with whom he has worked, and for the individuals themselves, is apparent throughout the book. Even the title (taken from an Ahmet Ertugen quote) shows Goldberg's reverence for the musical titans whose paths he was fortunate enough to cross. Whether it be the complex band dynamics of Led Zeppelin, the intuitive artistry of Stevie Nicks, the sense of loss for Warren Zevon or the regret over not having done more to help Kurt Cobain, Goldberg addresses these issues candidly and with a humility that books like Walter Yetnikoff's Howling At The Moon lack. Rather than a shot at shameless self-promotion, Goldberg positions himself as a wide-eyed rube, whose love of music was enough to pinball him throughout the industry, his score growing ever higher.
BORZOTA
I really enjoyed this book. I think I was expecting it to be a collection of wild and sordid tales of rock n roll debauchery, etc. Instead I found to be an insightful and oftentimes fascinating look into the business side of the music industry. Not being in the music biz myself, I've no idea what kind of reputation the author has amongst industry insiders but his accounts sound very honest and genuine to me. He tells his story from a first hand, grounded perspective, avoiding the low hanging fruit of salacity to give an objective, sober account of his dealings (both business and personal), with some of the greatest minds in rock n roll. I really appreciate that he wrote this book. I've been a fan of its subjects since my early teens in the mid-seventies and I found it highly intriguing to gain an understanding of the amount of acumen some rock-stars possess. One of thing I shouldn't leave out is that the author is a fan himself and does a wonderful job maintaining a fan's-eye-view of what, at the end of a day, is his job.
Jeronashe
Dross and self serving material on Cobain
A great perspective of the rock music business in our generation. Danny Goldberg presents a solid foundation of the muscal landscape that clearly details the triumphs and tragedys of corporate execs and musicians. His personal memoirs of Kurt Cobain and Warren Zevon are written with a heartwarming tone of appreciation for the artists and the importance of their musical contrbutions.

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