Rock Me Amadeus By Seb Hunter

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The Independent Culture

Oh no, you think. Not another wisecracking (and lucrative) trudging-round-with-a-fridge foray into an alien world. You'd be wrong. Rock musician Seb Hunter's first book, Hell Bent for Leather, was widely hailed as a Fever Pitch for the Kerrang! generation. His journey into the heart of darkness (and sometimes light) of classical music is more difficult to place, but it's certainly entertaining and very, very funny. It's also a brilliant introduction for the classical novice. Bach's music is, apparently, "as lean as a butcher's dog" while Handel "swallowed a tray too many of Terry's All Gold". Indeed.