KENNEY JONES – Let the Good Times Roll
From a fan’s perspective, I found it incredibly rewarding to absorb and digest the chapters chronicling his time with The Who and the ups and downs surrounding that particular adventure. Reading about the rather strained and problematic relationship between Roger Daltrey and Jones is both captivating and frustrating, which is testament to what a great a storyteller the latter is in that he makes you feel as if you are actually there to witness and take part in it all. "Let the Good Times Roll" is an emotionally engaging and intense read, which is undoubtedly one of its greatest strengths. The tumultuous career of the Faces and how Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) and Rod Stewart eventually drifted from the flock and things fell apart are also covered in detail.
"Let the Good Times Roll" is housed in a glorious hardback edition and is a beautiful memoir that any fan of either the bands that Jones was in or simply British rock music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s ought to invest in ASAP. Hats off to Blink Publishing for blessing us with such a well-written, funny, and thought-provoking account of one of British music’s most important and talented musicians. Like I said, any fan of old rock music needs to check this one out as it is not merely a mandatory read for fans of the Small Faces, the Faces, or The Who, but instead for everyone who wishes to catch a glimpse of what it was like to be a professional and touring musician back in the glory days of rock ‘n’ roll. From growing up in post-war London to the Mod revolution and further on to 80s stadium rock with The Who, this is brilliant stuff and the perfect book to bring with you on your summer vacation. You know what to do!