Planet Joe

Planet Joe Life on the road as seen through the eyes of Black Flag Rollins Band roadie and Rollins confidante Joe Cole Tour journal documenting the final Black Flag tour and first Rollins Band tour

  • Title: Planet Joe
  • Author: JoeCole
  • ISBN: 9781880985090
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life on the road as seen through the eyes of Black Flag Rollins Band roadie and Rollins confidante, Joe Cole Tour journal documenting the final Black Flag tour and first Rollins Band tour.

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    1. It's been a long time. You couldn't honestly call it good, as such. But still interesting to read, because of his role in the scene. He must have been a heck of a charming magnetic dude, to have so many people so devoted to him.

    2. Another reviewer wrote:"Joe Cole is kind of a whiner (rich kid slumming it on tour with Black Flag) but reading his diary is illuminating because it puts to rest all rumors that Rollins is gay."LOLHe is kind of a whiner, though.

    3. teenagers who are obsessed with the hot topic brand of punk should read this book. that's who i was when i read this the first time, when i was sixteen.

    4. Joe Cole is kind of a whiner (rich kid slumming it on tour with Black Flag) but reading his diary is illuminating because it puts to rest all rumors that Rollins is gay.

    5. This is the roadies point of view of a couple of the same tours that Rollins wrote about in "Get In The Van". It's interesting to get a viewpoint apart from Rollins, but it's really more of the same.

    6. Decent quick read. There's a rawness and an energy to it that keep a reader going, to say nothing of the interest to serious Black Flag fans (though probably not the casual ones). There's enough of Cole's personality that a reader gets that he was probably an interesting person to be around. Though pretty much anybody who's gone through their mid-20s understands the recurring theme of trying to figure out what they're doing with their lives, Cole belabors the point considerably. Same with the di [...]

    7. Fascinating ReadJoe Cole's tour diaries combine the cosmic with the mundane as he chronicles his experiences as a road crew member for Black Flag and then the Rollins Band. His depictions of the daily routine of a touring band provides great insight into a life in the van. This book also provides a counterpoint to Rollins' "Get in the Van" which includes his journal entries from the 1986 Black Flag tour.

    8. An interesting read for fans of Black Flag/Rollins. That said, if I kept a diary where I frequently referenced prematurely ejaculating I would consider it a solid if my best friend either didn't publish it (after my murder) or edited those details out :)

    9. One of my absolute favorites, Cole isn't a great writer -- but then, he was writing a diary, for himself, not a book. Hysterical and vivid in the way that being brash and angry at the world can be when you're in your early 20s.

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