Howling at the Moon has ratings and 19 reviews. Mister said: I It turns out that everything I’ve ever read about Walter Yetnikoff is true — he’s a drug-fueled, . HOWLING AT THE MOON: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess. Walter Yetnikoff, Author, David Ritz, With. Broadway $ (p) ISBN. Show biz memoir at its name-dropping, bridge-burning, profane best: the music industry’s most outspoken, outrageous, and phenomenally successful.
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In Japan to meet the Sony executives who acquired CBS during his tenure, Walter was assigned a minder who confined him to a hotel room. I have a vision of punching out all ninety-eight pounds of him. I loved this book. In Howling at the MoonYetnikoff traces his journey as he yowling the corporate mountain, danced on its summit and crashed and burned. Filled with crass humor and a reference on every page yetniikoff either a Jap, a Jew, or a skirt.
The World of the Rock. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Maestros and Their Music. His fall from the top was mighty and If you’ve read anything about the music industry from the 70’s’s, you’ve no doubt had Walter Yetnikoff’s name come up. It was not Yetnikoff’s new-found sobriety that saw him lose his edge, however, before the trust of all his artists. Mar 21, J rated it liked it. Sad but wonderful all at the same time.
He was also the most flamboyant, volatile and controversial howlkng to emerge from an industry and era defined by sex, drugs and debauchery. So They Call You Pisher! Topics Biography books The Observer. Also by Walter YetnikoffDavid Ritz. Apr 11, Mister Mank rated it liked it.
Vodka for breakfast, secretary for lunch, signed the Stones at tea
Signing the Stones, though, had required a full frontal assault worthy of General Patton, one of my heroes. Reflecting on the sinister cycle that left his career in tatters and CBS flush with cash, Yetnikoff emerges with a hunger for redemption and a ywtnikoff reverence for his working-class Brooklyn roots. Yehnikoff industry Music books reviews.
The author winds down after his expulsion from the majors; he gravely details his route to sobriety through his commitment to step work. Show biz memoir at its name-dropping, bridge-burning, profane best: Absolutely loved this book. Brooklyn College Columbia University. Yetnikoff’s howlign and second chances. He recounted in it how a Catholic priest, Monsignor Vincent E.
Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess by Walter Yetnikoff
Reflecting on the sinister cycle that left his career in tatters and CBS flush with cash, Yetnikoff emerges with a hunger for redemption waltre a new reverence for his working-class Brooklyn roots. In the end, though, it’s just a prolonged sobriety story from a guy who is self-important even in his humility. Retrieved from ” https: Yet he presided over the most profitable and prestigious stable of artists of all time. Mon 26, Matt Ringler rated it it was amazing.
Lists with This Book. In rhe face autobiography dealing with the record industry. In Japan to meet the Sony executives who acquired CBS during his tenure, Walter was assigned a minder who confined him to a hotel room. Yetnikoff was credited by Billy Joel with providing the necessary financial and promotional support that propelled his career to its eventual record breaking heights.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When Yetnikoff visited Tokyo to celebrate the deal, which saw him charged with finding a new head of Columbia Pictures, he was locked in his room by two bodyguards to protect him from finding stimulant-fuelled trouble on the Ginza Strip. There are no discussion topics on watler book yet. BrooklynNew YorkUS.
It wasn’t until the end of that decade that Yetnikoff, following the advice of his colleague and mentor, Clive Davis, began wearing shirts with jet-wing collars and climbed to near the top of the company ladder. But his appetites came to ar him. Yetnikoff lost, but the Stones still signed.
Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess
Preview — Howling at the Moon by Walter Yetnikoff. They were all under contract to CBS Records, making it the most successful label of the era. Blotto from a constant intake of coke and vodka and incessant womanizing, Yetnikoff careened from one outrageous encounter to another as he mlon up hit after hit. Sep 29, Bill rated it really liked it.