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Curt E. Angeledes
Author, Illustrator
Go For Broke: Volume I

Adult; Art & Photography; (Market)

Go For Broke: Volume I, is a visual history depicting five decades of concert performances by The Rolling Stones as seen through the eyes of one photographer. The book features 276 full page photographs and short stories about the journey taken to get them.

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M. Anton Budd

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly refreshing

Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2021

"Go for Broke" is truly refreshing collection of images from a time before instant everything - when taking & making pictures required a certain amount of heroic determination. The photos in this book capture the kinetic vibe of performance and tour life with stunning immediacy- all of it rendered with the keen perspective and fine detail of a 17th century engraving. Along with the wonderful series of photos carrying you through time & space there is also a marvelous text - reportage and memoir beautifully combined. No wonder Kirkus rates it an "Indie editors pick"

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique book, unlike anything else I read before

Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2021

I think the band would be proud to see a work like this. A big piece of their history represented in a visual way and with many memorable facts that were forgotten by some. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan or heard about The Rolling Stones.

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Edward C. James

4.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary journey of photographs.

Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2021

This book is essentially a visual history depicting five decades of concert performances by The Rolling Stones as seen through the eyes of one photographer. It offers a "no access" view of the band and is a must-read for every hardcore fan. The photographs, the processing, digitizing, design, and rendering were all created and produced by the author.

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5.0 out of 5 stars For the true fans of the group

Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021

Every Rolling Stones fan should like this book. It contains some of the most important moments of their lives and to read it in pictures is much more engaging and interesting.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling photographic journey

Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2021

If you are a fan of The Rolling Stones and you like looking at pictures, you will enjoy this book. The highlight of this book, and what makes it deserving of 5 stars, is the plethora of (almost 300) full-page 8"x11" photographs that are simply a joy to muse over. The majority are concert photos, but there are also some behind the scenes glimpses into their lives. It's also well organized, and I found myself immersed into this visual, photographic journey of their awesomeness. This would make a great coffee table book and would make a great gift for fans.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable journey

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2021

You can feel the emotion in the photos. The stories in between are full of detail and adventure. It's like a journey through the history of being on the road, passionately following a band and being transported directly into that time. Incredible how so many decades have passed yet the Rolling Stones still make incredible subjects for photography.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive collection of Rolling Stones concert photographs

Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2021

An impressive array of Rolling Stones photographs through the decades. Great shots of the band as they performed on stage during concerts. Even more impressive considering the photographer took these shots in crowded arenas without getting permission from anyone to do so. Also impressive in that most of the shots are clear even though the photographer probably wasn't using any top of the line cameras to take the pictures with. I can't help but think the band members would smile in appreciation if they ever happened upon this collection.

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"The Rolling Stones spend 40 years rocking out on stage in this captivating photo album.Angeledes travelled 153,043 miles, by his reckoning, to attend 132 Stones concerts from 1975 to 2017 and took black-and-white and color photos of the shows. The subjects of these 276 pictures are a constant—singer Mick Jagger, bassist Bill Wyman, and company playing instruments and/or singing on standard-issue stages—so the book’s deeper theme is the effects of time on each of the band members. Some things changed markedly over the decades: The band’s 1970s glam stylings—lamé, bell-bottoms, heavy eyeshadow—gave way to jeans, natural fibers and lighter makeup, and Jagger’s delicate physique became noticeably more muscular in his 60s. Some things didn’t change, including Jagger’s and guitarist Ron Wood’s hair color, which never betrayed any gray, and drummer Charlie Watts’ stony expression and sartorial conservatism. There’s a timelessness to the images in the sense that, even in the ’70s, Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards often looked like old men, creased and haggard as they shrieked into microphones. As the years unspooled, the Stones looked less like raging enfants terribles, and more like relaxed old friends, sneering less and smiling more. Angeledes’ photographs are evocative and atmospheric, and each conveys something of the character of those pictured and the kineticism of their performance antics. There are some indelible images here, including a shot of a youngish Jagger, writhing in a torn, wispy top and print pants, his lips gaping, which is, by itself, worth the price of admission. In between photos, Angeledes relates a few amusing, shaggy dog anecdotes from his Stones-chasing days: getting a snapshot of Richards leaving a court proceeding regarding drug charges; hitchhiking through England after a gig; or getting hassled by security at a Calgary concert (“the guy got really steamed when I tossed that roll of film hoping to ‘lasso’ some portion of his anatomy”). The result is a fine record of the Stones’ stage act and a set of absorbing pictorial studies of the band mates.Arresting portraits of the Stones in flamboyant youth and slightly mellower maturity."
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