Review of Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-Off Riffs, and the Secret History of Rock and Roll by Tim English


This book was ok, but I thought it would be more interesting. I was surprised to learn about how blatant some people were about stealing other musicians’ songs.

Once the book got to the section about The Beatles, I started losing interest and it got repetitive. Of course John Lennon songs sound like John Lennon songs and Paul McCartney songs could sound like Beatles songs. If it interests you to know that Led Zeppelin ripped off a ton of people and then got ripped off by Black Sabbath, this book is for you. It wasn’t a good one for me.

2/5 stars.

I got this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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I love reading, listening to music, watching wrestling and spending time with my friends and family. I read mostly Young Adult books and I love paranormal books, especially vampire ones. I am originally from Connecticut, but I live in Maryland now. I have a book buying habit and I'm addicted to the book section of my local thrift shop.

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