As a friend and cohort of some of rock music's biggest legends - The Who, Rod Stewart and The Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Joe Walsh and many others - photographer Tom Wright was given unparalleled access to almost every aspect of the musicians' lives, on and off stage. With a foreword by The Who's Pete Townshend, Raising Hell is a compilation of Wright's groundbreaking photography and the true stories behind the captivating pictures. Gritty and realistic, poignant and beautiful, Wright's photos powerfully deconstruct the glamour of life on the road, capturing the true essence of rock and roll: the musicians, roadies, fans and beautiful women who follow the bands. Over the years, Wright has allowed almost no commercial access to his work; and his photographs have been available to only the musicians he's worked with and a handful of record company executives...until now. Foreword by Pete Townshend.
"Tom Wright is the Jack Kerouac of rock and roll photography." Joe Walsh
"Tom Wright... a f**king great photographer with a special touch." Keith Richards
"The errant conscience of his camera has captured both the flippancy and the passion of the times." Pete Townshend
I can honestly say that it's probably the best book on rock & roll ever published. --Steve Riggio, CEO, Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Filled with anecdotes, insights and frank opinions, Roadwork is a breezy and warm insider's view of the music world told by someone who loved the life and the people -- but also isn't afraid to say what he really thought of them (or, apparently, tell them to their faces). --Gary Graff, Oakland Press
Probably one of the best books about rock 'n' roll you ll ever see. --Pete Townshend