Rock Me Amadeus

Rock Me Amadeus : When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy

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It should have been a straightforward plan. When Seb Hunter turned his back on his cherished record collection in search of more nourishing sounds, rock'n'roll cold turkey was going to be the least of his problems. His simple aim was to try and feel passionate about classical music, and that meant starting at the very beginning: with a hallucinating German nun. What followed was a hilarious Euro-odyssey that included twenty different varieties of Austrian sausage, minstrels, eunuchs, several tellings-off and a night on the sauce with an off-duty conductor. Success in his quest, Seb thought, might confer a degree of grown-up respectability, or even an unlikely air of sophistication. But he didn't realise that a passion for Black Sabbath didn't mean he couldn't also rock out to Bach...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 28mm | 298g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141022930
  • 9780141022932
  • 1,395,985

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A book that's simultaneously hilarious, strangely moving and which identifies why music is so important to life ... Magic. Q Magazineshow more

Author information

Seb Hunter is the author of the critically acclaimed Hell Bent for Leather - now greenlighted for production by Channel 4 films. He lives in Winchester, home of the legendary Wincester Troper ...show more

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