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Billy F. Gibbons: Rock & Roll Gearhead [Signed & Inscribed by BFG]

Gibbons, Billy F. with Tom Vickers; Perry, David (photo.)

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ISBN 10: 0760322694 / ISBN 13: 9780760322697
Published by St. Paul: MBI, 2005, 2005
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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4to, cloth, dustwrapper, 191pp. First edition. Signed and inscribed by Gibbons to music writer Jim Bessman at the verso of the front endpaper. A VG+/VG+ copy: clean, bright, sound, unmarked, undamaged book in a bright and whole dustwrapper. Extra postage will be asked. Bookseller Inventory # ATLBFGRRG05

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Title: Billy F. Gibbons: Rock & Roll Gearhead [...

Publisher: St. Paul: MBI, 2005

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Imagine stepping out of an air-conditioned Kwik-E-Mart and into the hot summer sun, cold soda in hand, when a long-and-low baby blue `62 Chevy Impala slowly trolls into the parking lot. How about rolling to a stoplight in West Hollywood and spying a bearded motorist with an 8-ball logo on the louvered and striped hood of his BMW? There’s no mistaking the common thread in these remarkable scenarios—Billy F Gibbons, be-shaded axe-man extraordinaire from ZZ TOP and certified Texas Grade-A gearhead. As with many rockers, Gibbons’ jones for hot rods and customs is the stuff of legend. But beyond this bona fide bluesman’s mastery of the six-string and unrepentant love for internal combustion is a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in his cars and in hundreds of mind-bending custom guitars. In Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead, Gibbons riffs on his Texas youth, four-decade recording career, and life on the road, but also reveals the tales behind dozens of guitars, including the Famed Pearly Gates, the red Gretsch given to him by Bo Diddley, and the Muddywood guitar commissioned as a fundraiser for the Delta Blues Museum. Also profiled are 10 of Gibbons’ outstanding rods and customs, including Kopperhed, CadZZilla, and the Eliminator coupe. In addition to exclusive photography by Bay Area shooter David Perry, the book is illustrated with dozens of images from Gibbons’ personal archive.

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Praise for Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead:

"Any fan of cars or guitars will welcome this hefty document as an irresistible document of politically correct pornography, staring with envy at Gibbons' gorgeous axes and hipster wheels for hours on end."
--Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times"A fascinating look at the history of a great band and Gibbons' life-long twin passions."
--Peter Egan, Road & Track"The cars and the music are part of the same enterprise: creating a shared landscape of the mind, a fantasy land where Mr. Gibbons' music provides a soundtrack for imagined journeys. . . . Many will be happy to ride along."
--New York Times"A love letter to rodded '34 coupes, chopped Cadillacs . . . and assorted customized Gibsons, Fenders, and Magnatones, punctuated with some fine pictures of girls who seem to have had most of their clothes stolen."
--Daily Telegraph"Part tome, part bio, and all definitively Billy."
--Vintage Guitar"Reveals the tales behind dozens of his favorite guitars, and offers the lowdown on 10 of his hottest hot rods. . . . Of course, the book also offers plenty of Gibbons' Texas-fueled pearls of wisdom."
--Guitar World

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