1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders
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March 2020, Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, The Biography Shelf Critique reports: An inherently fascinating read and a “must” for all Travis Pike fans, “1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders” is a very special and unreservedly recommended addition to community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections.” and Music Connection Magazine's report "...the prolific, multi-faceted Pike's development [with] ...over 170 photos and artifacts, which detail Pike's varying degress of success throughout his uinique career."
February, 2019, Goldmine Magazine’s Four-Star review reports: [1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders “describes his artistic development while sharing stories of his performances over the course of a storied decade...in every sense, a remarkable reservoir of craft and creativity.”
2019 Shindig! Magazine’s Four-Star review reports: “Hundreds of photos and other promotional images accompany the text, plus lyrics and a superb Harvey Kubernik interview which further illuminates Pike’s ongoing journey. A fascinating read.”
Kent Kotal, in the forgottenhits602blogspot.com reports: “Travis has put together a very interesting recap of his life in the late ‘60s’ and early ‘70s’. . . told from an interesting perspective you don’t always see in rock biographies.” (Kent followed up a few days later with an audio clip from his radio tapes in Dodge City, Kansas, promoting the Fugs, Spirit...and TRAVIS PIKE’S TEA PARTY!!! It’s WBZ Boston from 1-20-1968,” a third of the way across the country and more than a half century ago.)
Winter, Issue #49, Ugly Things Magazine’s review reports: “Passionately told, it begins with Travis’ early exploits singing and playing around his native Boston...a dramatic, fun and dynamic reflection detailed through narrative, poetry, rhyme and the many lyrics included.”
Andy Pearson’s review in fearandloathingfanzine.com reports: “He [Travis Pike] may not be the best-known name from the Beat music of the Sixties, but his tale is unique, intriguing and very well-told...I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with a real interest in Beat music and great stories.”