Mike Edison – Sympathy For The Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters [Audio Book] (DIGITAL, US)

7 January 2020 Globe Pequot / Backbeat B083KP79M6
Sympathy For The Drummer (4 hr 54 min)
Audio book for the Sympathy For The Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters narrated by Mike Edison with Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn and Pete Zaremba creating the soundtrack.

“Initially released in 2019 through Backbeat Books, the audiobook version doesn’t regurgitate word for word a homogeneous, monotonic narrative that bores one to tears. To write a book about Charlie Watts means you have to make an audiobook with the same swagger and finesse Watts has played with for five decades, and Edison knows this. To do this, Edison recruits engineer extraordinaire, Jesse Cannon, to co-produce and engineer the feat and enlists notable rock n’ roll journeymen Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), Mickey Finn (Boss Hog), and Pete Zaremba (The Fleshtones) to provide the soundtrack to Edison’s storytelling of the Rolling Stones icon. Edison shares his thoughts on the undertaking below.”

Full Article / Clips / Photos: https://v13.net/2020/06/mike-edison-unveils-audiobook-version-of-sympathy-for-the-drummer-why-charlie-watts-matters/

Jon Spencer previously worked with Mike Edison on the soundtrack album for I Have Fun Everywhere I Go and has appeared on the Edison Rocket Train releases This Train, Yes!, Yes!!, Yes!!! , East River Delta, I Walked With a Zombie , the I Have Fun Everywhere I Go soundtrack to the book and they both appear on the Speedball Baby track from Salvo of 24 Gunshots and the Lost Crusaders album.

Michael Lavine
filmed a Mike Edison and the Interstellar Rendezvous Band (featuring Jon Spencer on guitar). The songs are based on the book Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! and videos of Hugh Hefner Hates Girls and Do Right Man (Dirty Blues) can be seen on the Delta Science youtube.com account.

Mike Edison receives a credit for ‘The Good Word’ on Damage and has worked with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as their “‘Minister of Information’, writing the band’s press releases and industry propaganda, fan communiqués, and dedicated web copy.” along with the extensive sleeve notes for the 2010 deluxe releases of Year One, Extra Width + Mo’ Width, Orange + Experimental Remixes, Now I Got Worry, Controversial Negro, Acme + Acme Plus and Dirty Shirt Rock N Roll: The First Ten Years.

Engineer: Jesse Cannon
Narration: Mike Edison
Music: Mike Edison / Jon Spencer / Mickey Finn / Pete Zaremba
ARTWORK: [unknown]