What goes on tour stays on tour -- unless you're the the first woman roadie in the world
At just fifteen, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she headed to the UK and later the US to work for a who's who of bands and artists. Life on the road was exhilarating, hard work, occasionally surreal but never dull, particularly when you're the only woman in the road crew and the #metoo movement is still 40 years away.
Whether wrangling Iggy Pop across Europe, climbing trusses while seven months pregnant, drinking shots of JD with Bon Scott backstage at Wembley, or donning a tailor-made suit to do lights for Elton at Windsor Castle, Tana did it all.
Loud is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, by a woman who not only survived the all-male world on the road but climbed to the top and lived to tell the tale.
AC/DC * Deep Purple * ELO * Elton John * Ice Cube * Ice-T * Iggy Pop* INXS * Iron Maiden * Lenny Kravitz * Neil Diamond * Ozzy Osbourne * Patti Smith * Pearl Jam * Rage Against the Machine * Red Hot Chili Peppers * Santana * Status Quo * Suzi Quatro * The Offspring * The Police * The Runaways * The Who * Vanda & Young and more!
A fascinating insight to behind the scenes of Rock & Roll. Well written, thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Highly recommend Loud by Tana Douglas
I was looking forward to reading Tana’s book, having read an excerpt in a review. I wasn’t disappointed. The Australian music scene in the 70s was rough, tough and dirty, and Tana was right there in the middle of it., working as a roadie with some of our top acts Her eyewitness accounts of music personalities and lifestyles through to the 1990s both in Australia and overseas was fascinating. Some great photos in there too. A most enjoyable read for anyone who listened to music in this era.