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Hitless Wonder: A Life In Minor League Rock And Roll (2012)

by Joe Oestreich(Favorite Author)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 4
0762779241 (ISBN13: 9780762779246)
Lyons Press
review 1: We all have bands in our CD collection that we wonder what went wrong. What happened? They were going to be huge, right? With Hitless Wonder, Joe Oestreich unpacks the story for one of those bands, Watershed from Columbus, OH. Oestreich is the bassist and shares lead vocals in the group. Even if you don't know who Watershed is, it's a compelling look into the world of a band that has spent its entire career on the fringe and Oestreich digs through the layers of their story and why they've continued so far beyond the point that many bands would have called it quits. I've had this book on my stack of things to read for quite a while and once I finally got to it, I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended.
review 2: I really enjoyed this book. Very well written fo
... morer one thing. Also, I feel like kindred spirit. I am around the same age and I also play in a band and have since I was 13, also a KISS is the reason I started playing music and I'm Cheap Trick fan. Chasing the same dream but to much less success. Plus I live about 90 miles south of Columbus in Cincinnati. I feel as though I got to live through the highs and lows of the dream without ever doing the time. I will pass this book onto my fellow band friends. less
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A witty, well-written memoir that follows the ups and downs of a great band.
Wonderful first-person take on the 'minor league' rock 'n roll bands.
Somewhat interesting, but seemed quite redundant after awhile.
Boring. Tedious and sad
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