By Eddie Wilson,Jesse Sublett,Dave Marsh
“Eddie’s tale is by means of turns hilarious, informative, and the residing spirit of its age. . . . [He] piles the main not going anecdotes on most sensible of each other, making a land of attraction and an order of chemically altered awareness that rescues an period I’d suggestion no longer lots misplaced as forgotten. not just am I delighted I’ve learn this tale and need i used to be in it, I want I’d written it.”
—Dave Marsh, from the foreword
“The Armadillo international Headquarters . . . was once the most interesting, and remained the most fascinating, areas within the usa for the years that it was once in operation. I observed a bit of every thing on the Armadillo, and it used to be one of many nice studies of my life.”
—Ann Richards, from the author’s preface
On August 7, 1970, Eddie Wilson and a band of hippies threw open the doorways of Armadillo global Headquarters, and the stay track capital of the area used to be born in Austin, Texas. Over its ten-year lifespan, the Armadillo hosted millions of high-profile musicians—Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, AC/DC, Charlie Daniels, the Ramones, Roy Buchanan, and Bette Midler, to call a random few. The Armadillo helped outline the Austin way of life, tradition, and id, surroundings the level for successors reminiscent of the SXSW track competition, PBS’s Austin urban Limits, and the ACL competition, that have made Austin a world vacation spot for song fans.
In this rollicking memoir, Eddie Wilson tells the behind-the-scenes tale of the Armadillo from the instant he first peered right into a derelict nationwide shield armory development and knew that future had discovered him. He vividly describes how formerly clashing groups—rednecks and hippies—came jointly on the Armadillo, having fun with a brand new combination of nation song and rock that spawned a many-named move: cosmic cowboy, innovative nation, and redneck rock, between others. Wilson additionally finds the struggles and artistic suggestions that stored the doorways open, the angels who supplied well timed infusions of money, the janitors and carpenters who maintained the Dillo, and the artists who created iconic poster paintings. greatly illustrated with candid photos and song posters, Armadillo international Headquarters recounts the tale of this mythical venue as no different publication can.
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Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir by Eddie Wilson,Jesse Sublett,Dave Marsh