Chris Price has been shaping the popular music landscape for his entire career, as director of music for MTV and prior to that as an award-winning producer at Radio 1. Joe Harland is also an award-winning radio producer, having previously been a film critic and football commentator.
A thoroughly enjoyable ride through the American musical wilderness. It brings out the inner geek in every rock 'n' roll dreamer. -- Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1 A book that shows how your obsessions can shape and change your life... Excellent. -- James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers A road trip like no other, inspired by rock 'n' roll and hugely entertaining. -- Huw Stephens, Radio 1 'For fans of 'good' popular music and all things USA, the book will certainly entertain.' Real Travel 'an endearing tale of two friends who... fly to the USA and drive across the country from coast to coast.' St Christopher's Live Your Life e-zine 'humorous travel book.' Daily Record "fun and fascinating," "The true friendship of [the authors] and their humor and openness to an American adventure make this book a very worthwhile read." Blogcritics.org "Live Fast, Die Young (a true rock 'n' roll title if ever there was one) is a road trip well worth taking" BlindedBySound.com "For their chronicle, Live Fast, Die Young: Misadventures in Rock 'n' Roll America (Trafalgar Square, May), radio producers Chris Price and Joe Harland, wisely eschewing a southern route, drove cross-country in search of the roots of their favorite sounds." Publishers Weekly Excerpt featured PopMatters.com