Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

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Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby bullfrogger » 07 Aug 2011, 11:37

Just thought I would share with you my Friday afternoon....
It was a fabulous Friday afternoon in the company of non other than ex BBC man 'Andy Kershaw'
He has just released an Autobiography and there is a whole chapter dedicated to Rory Gallagher - Chapter 8 - 'A Brutal Initiation - Rory, Live & Loud'

He has kindly given me permission to publish on my website the whole chapter in return for promoting his book, I am currently awaiting the PDF of the chapter, Once I have it I will let you know...

I thoroughly recommend the book, It's a fantastic read and he is one hell of a guy! to say 'been there done that' is an understatement...

read about it here..
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http://www.andykershaw.co.uk/andy_kershaw_biography.html
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby rifles » 07 Aug 2011, 14:39

Thanks for the info. Looking forward to reading this.
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby bullfrogger » 08 Aug 2011, 17:23

Here is the Article and the text from Chapter 8....

http://www.rory-gallagher.co.uk/docs/no_off_switch_ch8.pdf
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby Sinner Girl » 08 Aug 2011, 17:31

Thanks for the info,and link I now start reading ;) ;) ;)
''When I was a cowboy out on the Western Plain''

''Being back home means a lot.A bit a peace and quiet and some rest . I write all my songs at home.Its an amazing thing, the minute I get here I begin to wright'
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby asdesas » 15 Aug 2011, 06:12

That's a real treat, thanks for sharing it with us--I'll have to get the book. He remarks on something that many of us here have remarked on--the sheer volume of Rory gig was, well, remarkable. I'd been to many live shows by the time of my first Rory gig but was totally unprepared--I was sitting right up front, by the PA, too. It was a TOTAL assault on the senses--the lights, the tooth-shattering volume, the unbeLIEVable energy coming from Rory and the band, and the practically religious, ecstatic fervor of the fans. You felt like something dangerous was going on, like you were at the center of a bomb, but somehow with Rory at the wheel you were safe enough to just ride the missile.

Great memories for a Sunday night, or any other for that matter.

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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby innuendo » 15 Aug 2011, 21:08

thanks steve, that was great read
I watched as fear took the old men's gaze
Hopes of the young in troubled graves
'I see no day' I heard him say
So grey is the face of every mortal
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby tonetanner » 13 Dec 2011, 22:30

Good read so far, although my vivid memories of Rorys (1980/1?) Malvern Winter Gardens gig (aside from the vast quantities of sweat!) were that he flicked a number of plectrums into the crowd (I didn't get one), and he was reasonably amenable to people touching his arms, and even his guitar. My mate andy swears he even strummed the strings. I was OK with the volume as I'd seen ACDC and motorhead previously to that. How ever loud Rory may have got, those bands at that time were physically damaging - I couldn't hear properly for several days after ACDC. Some of my mates seem to have been permanently brain damaged too.
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby mac » 30 Nov 2012, 13:58

Just read the book and enjoyed it, Andy would'nt be one of my favorite presenters, but its well written with some very funny bits.
I searched out his interview with Rory and I think its class, Andy comes across as a bit of a twat, but Rory seems at his most natural.
Its short but sweet
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Re: Andy Kershaw - No Off Switch (An Autobiography)

Postby jorgea » 18 Mar 2013, 18:42

Thanks for the letting us know.
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