Jon Glaser delves into the unknown and highly secretive histories of some of rock and roll’s greatest bands with sometimes spectacular, sometimes heartbreaking, always completely made up results. In this book, you’ll discover the following:
• hand-written letters by Glaser’s own father which reveal him to be an early member of the band which we now know as ZZ Top.
• old lyric journals of, among others, Bob Dylan and David Bowie, featuring a collection of songs they probably hoped would never see the light of day.
• surprising correspondence between the B-52s and Red Lobster, and Fleetwood Mac and MacDonald’s.
• Prince’s set list for Steven Spielberg’s daughter Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah, including the songs “Purple Oy Vey”, “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Rabbi”, and “When Doves Kvetch.”
• a brochure from a now defunct cruise line which sheds light on how The Sea and Cake got its enigmatic name.
• formerly classified government documents with shocking revelations about the Navy SEALs and the Butthole Surfers.
• a letter from Ringo to the rest of the Beatles, the week after their breakup, stating his intention of starting a Beatles tribute band.
• a cocktail napkin which appears to show the final two choices for the name of Led Zeppelin.
Wickedly funny, imaginative, and bordering on blasphemous, Jon Glaser’s book is for everyone who loves absurd, made-up stories about their favorite real bands. It’s also for everyone who doesn’t love absurd, made-up stories about their favorite real bands, they just might not enjoy it as much.