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Never Mind the Pollacks: A Rock and Roll Novel (P.S.) by Neal Pollack

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An important record within the heritage of rock 'n' roll because the liner notes to Killroy was once Here.(This paperback incorporates a new P.S. part with writer interviews, insights, positive aspects, urged readings, and more.) by no means brain the Pollacks, the 1st novel from acclaimed stand-up comedian Neal Pollack, is an epic heritage of rock-and-roll instructed in the course of the eyes of 2 rival rock critics. the unconventional spans the a long time from the Forties to the current day, and comprises such real-life characters as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Bruce Springsteen, Joey Ramone, Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain, and lots of extra. Pollack deploys his trademark roasting of literary pomposity, yet his narrative transcends mere parody to turn into full-fledged social satire. he is taking at the icons of renowned track and their biographers, true-life rock books and old fiction. There hasn't ever been a publication fairly like this one, quite because it includes greater than two-dozen unique songs written through the writer. The existence tale of the book's major personality, "Neal Pollack," is uniquely American. the single son of Jewish immigrant mom and dad, he exhibits an inherent ability early in lifestyles for rock feedback. Prodded via the mythical Sam Phillips and haunted through a ghostly, mysterious blues guy, deeply disturbed via his mother's illegitimate marriage to Jerry Lee Lewis, he leaves his Memphis boyhood at the back of to turn into a people troubadour in Greenwich Village. Six damaged hearts, liver transplants, and many cocaine orgies later, he meets his final future in a shock finishing that would surprise someone who wasn't being attentive to the early chapters. With by no means brain the Pollacks, Neal Pollack establishes himself as essentially the most very important novelists of his iteration who is not named Jonathan.

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An important rfile within the background of rock 'n' roll because the liner notes to Killroy used to be right here. (This paperback contains a new P. S. part with writer interviews, insights, positive aspects, instructed readings, and extra. ) by no means brain the Pollacks, the 1st novel from acclaimed stand-up comedian Neal Pollack, is an epic historical past of rock-and-roll advised throughout the eyes of 2 rival rock critics.

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No Cadillac came. Dewey really began to fume. 56 NEVER MIND THE POLLACKS “Where’s that goddamn Cadillac? Fucking Elvis Presley has a few hit records and he thinks he’s too big for the Dewster, huh? Well, I’m gonna show him! ” “I don’t think so, Dewey,” Neal said. ” They drove the four miles to Graceland. The security guard stopped them at the gates. M. “Tell Mr. ” Dewey got out of the car. ” The guard picked up his house phone. ” he said. ” A few minutes later, a sad, lonely Elvis Presley loped down the drive.

Norbert was so bored that he contemplated suicide. ” Norbert said. “Yeah,” said Elvis. ” “I dunno,” said Elvis. ” “Well, sure,” Elvis said. He got his guitar out of the closet. ” said Norbert. Elvis sat on the end of his bed and sang, You ain’t nothin’ but a Bear Cat/Scratchin’ at my door . . ” Elvis said. On a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1953, Elvis and the future Neal Pollack walked into the Memphis Recording Service. ” Neither of them was very good. Sam Phillips sat behind the mixer board, filing his nails and drinking a soda.

I winked at the boy. “ ‘Hasta luego,’ I said. ‘That’s Mexican for see you later . M. one night in February 1952, the Pollackovitz family first appeared inside the Memphis city limits. Vernon drove a car whose make and model have been lost in the junkyard of time, but accounts indicate that it was large and sensible enough to hold a family of three and all their vital possessions. Young Norbert was in the backseat, fidgeting. “I’m bored,” he said. “Be quiet,” said Vernon. ” “I finished that before we got to Indianapolis,” he said.

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