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    DescriptionThe only definitive biography of Jeff Beck - the groundbreaking guitarist who changed the sound of rock music in 1965 and still pushes its boundaries today. Jeff Beck has been reinventing psychedelic rock, heavy metal, jazz-rock, and more for 35 years. In fact, it was Beck's pioneering guitar work in the mid-'60s that yielded effects and techniques usually associated with such legends as Jimi Hendrix: feedback, distortion, modal scales, two-handed fretting, the voice box, and creating melody with harmonics and the whammy bar. This well-researched portrait reflects Beck's astonishing achievements within the musical landscape of the times, and explains his renowned disregard for artistic trends and stylistic conventions. Exploring his incarnations before and with the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and beyond, the book reveals Beck's relationships with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, and many other great musicians. An in-depth musical and personal exploration, it describes Beck's favorite guitars and uncanny techniques, passion for hot rods and rockabilly, collaborations ranging from Donovan to Tina Turner, landmark solo and instrumental work, love of animals, and more.


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    Title
    Jeff Beck
    Subtitle
    Crazy Fingers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annette Carson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 262
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 437 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780879306328
    ISBN 10: 0879306327
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    DC21: 787.87166092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 787.87/166/092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS037000, MUS023060
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML419.B234 C37 2001
    Thema V1.0: AVRL1, DNBF, AVP, AVLP, AVQ
    Illustrations note
    portraits
    Publisher
    BACKBEAT BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BACKBEAT BOOKS
    Publication date
    24 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    Annette Carson was a booking agent in London during Beck's rise to frame with the Yardbirds. She later worked as a program manager for Thames TV, and has written three books on aviation. Carson currently freelances as an author and advertising copywriter, for which she has won 18 awards.