Saturday, February 20, 2021

Mushrooms and Moonboots by Gary Moonboot Masters (Self Published 2012)

My friend Jerry Kranitz posted something about this book and being as I was a big fan of the Magic Mushroom band, I had to read this. It was published almost 10 years ago and Gary has retired to Australia with this family, and is no longer active in the music scene but what an activity did he have! This was a real down to earth read that really put you straight into what it was like to try to live off music back in the 80s (when it was actually possible for a few years, compared to today).  A lot of great inside info about the festival scene, growing up and raising your own family in small town England. All the amazing concerts he was able to see and be part of and of course details about the making of the Magic Mushroom band, their albums, the trials they had and also the successes.  Also, Gary was a part of the early line up of Australasia with Swordfish, who was a later member of the MMB band..  It was a great read and I highly recommend it. It is available from Amazon. 

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