|Sheriff McCoy by Andy McCoy|
Subtitled Outlaw Legend Of Hanoi Rocks. This is Andy McCoys telling of his own rock & Roll Legend and is stuffed with great stories of his sex and drugs and rock & roll life. There is no shying away from the bad side of his and Hanoi Rocks legendary intake of drugs and there rapacious use of groupies. Throughout all the sex and drugs Andy conveys how much hard work he put into learning to play his guitar and learning to speak several languages, it is surprising to find out this Finnish Legends first language was actually Swedish followed by English then Finnish. But when he dishes the dirt about Vince Neil and his part in the death of Razzle, or about how Steven Adler got thrown out of Guns & Roses there is enough humility in the telling of these tragic tales to make me sympathetic to most of the people involved except messrs Neil and Adler who really don't come out well. It comes to something when even Axl rose comes out of this tale pretty well. Andy does a fair amount of drug rehab preaching but also tells some very funny stories about being mindblowingly stoned on tour in India and Japan etc to make this book a must have read for anyone who likes his music with Hanoi Rocks or his other bands from Briard to Iggy Pop and beyond.