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This review comes with 2 caveats
1) I am a massive Frank Turner fan
2) I am not a fan of autobiographies in general (the only other one I have read and enjoyed was Slash's)
The road beneath my feet is a great collection of tour memories, stretching from the break up of million dead to the Wembley show in April 2012.
Each of the stories are structured around a particular show, and focus on interesting events in the run up to, or after the shows.
As someone who has been to many FT shows over the years, the stories provide a fascinating and entertaining insight to life on the road - especially if shows you attended, or your hometown are name checked!
Some of the stories are very personal, and you learn a lot about the inspiration and development of certain songs along the way - a very nice touch, I thought.
Only a couple of criticisms: occasionally Frank's narration can get a little monotone - this is rare, but more noticeable for it. Generally it is spot on.
Also, the stories stop in 2012! I think he wrote the book well after this, so I would have liked to have heard a little more (though the Wembley "finale" kind of makes sense...)
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to any Frank Turner fans and anyone who loves live music, and would like to hear a little more of the "other side" of it.
One final point - this book *will* make you want to listen to nothing but Frank Turner for as long as you're listening to it!
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If you could sum up The Road Beneath My Feet in three words, what would they be?
Funny, endearing, honest
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Road Beneath My Feet?
So many hilarious antidotes from the life of a touring musician. I particularly enjoyed the incident on the Russian border.
What about Frank Turner’s performance did you like?
It was his story in his own words.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I could have done easily, but it also worked well split into chunks.
Any additional comments?
I highly recommend it for Frank Turner fans or for anybody who is interested in rock and roll.