Reviews

  • "'No novelist, sane or otherwise, could have invented the ethereal saga of the Grateful Dead. Dennis McNally's backstage portrait of the world's most liberated rock band is full of unforgettable images, wild and funny and fascinating'"

    Carl Hiaasen
  • "'McNally's writing on the music is great, his critical judgements are precise and it's the kind of book to send you scurrying back to the records'"

    Sunday Herald
  • "'This is an exceptionally candid account of the band and its career...Deadheads will lap up this book'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'[McNally] uses his unique access and intimacy to tell a gripping story that even the most inventive novelist really would have struggled to make up...Combining the objectivity of the trained historian with the commitment of a true believer, McNally has surely written the best Dead book ever'"

    Uncut
  • "'Some of the most vivid writing about the rock 'n' roll experience...A fascinating glimpse into a side of American culture that is still thriving, still evolving, and will simply not fade away'"

    Independent