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Angels With Dirty Faces

Author: Kelly Garni

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Released: February 13, 2013

Reviewed: February 24, 2013


Angels With Dirty Faces 502 pages of informative, adventurous, and nail-biting fun and is a fascinating read for die-hard fans Randy Rhoads, Quiet Riot or heavy metal. Written in an informal, tough and conversational manner, the book is incredibly easy to read, taking us from one vignette and musical adventure to another. 

Told from the perspective of a founding member and original bassist for one of the most legendary heavy metal bands to ever come out of L.A., Quiet Riot, Kelly Garni shares insight and perspective that only a person in those positions can give. In Garni’s words, the book  is about “my friendship with Randy (Rhoads) and what came along with it. The trials & tribulations, struggles & battles both personal & professional of growing up in the Hollywood Music Scene of the 70's, trying to make a dream come true . . . to be rock stars . . . the laughter & tears, the trouble we got into & out of, the bands we formed together - before, during & after Quiet Riot.  The climb from bottom to top & Beyond. This book holds back little . . . But I'll tell you this, in your hands you hold my life, the way I remember it. I hope it teaches you something about life, and death.”

Raw, gritty, and very painfully honest, this book pulls no punches or sugarcoats any stories.  It was what it was, making it what it is today: a story by a friend, about a friend, for friends . . . and fans.  Oh, and a very cool forward provided by Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali really kicks the book off with a huge bang of an endorsement.

If you’re into heavy metal, Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads or just love reading about music, you’ll definitely want to get your copy of this insider’s account of one of the most prolific guitarists – and bands – in the history of music.

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