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Stuart Cable - From Cwmaman to the Stereophonics and Beyond
Jeff Collins
ISBN: 9780708321799 (0708321798)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Hydref 2009
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 240x153 mm, 118 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Pris Llawn: £7.99 
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Dyma gyfrol sy'n dweud y cwbl am fywyd cerddorol Stuart Cable. Ceir yma hanes ei ddwy siwrne i enwogrwydd - y gorffennol a'r presennol. Mae'n olrhain ei lwyddiant fel drymiwr gyda'r Stereophonics, oddi ar ymarferion cynnar y band mewn canolfan gymunedol ym mhentref glofaol de Cymru, i'w llwyddiant yn gwerthu miliynau o recordiau a chwarae ar lwyfannau ledled y byd.

This book is an access-all-areas account of Stuart Cable's life in music. It details his two journeys to rock superstardom, past and present. It explores his success as the drummer of the Stereophonics, from early rehearsals at a community centre in an obscure Welsh mining village, to selling millions of records and playing stadiums worldwide.
Billy Duffy, guitarist with The Cult, writes in the foreword: ‘I’m happy to be involved with this book about Stuart Cable. [...] I loved the Stereophonics. They were unashamed to rock. I felt they were the kindred spirit to The Cult.’ This, as Collins says, is not a biography of either Stuart Cable or The Stereophonics. It is, however, the story of a young drummer from a village in Wales who played the drums and drummed his way to fame and fortune across the globe. There is humour and pathos, intrigue and new beginnings.

The first half of the book deals mainly with the rise to fame of Cable himself and of the Stereophonics. It had been a hard slog getting to the top in one of the rock’n’roll world’s most elite bands, having been a lad in the Welsh mining community of Cwmaman. The latter half of the book tells of Cable’s falling-out with the band after ‘You’ve Gotta Go There To Come Back’ was released in June 2003. Cable’s break with the band came shortly after this, the group’s fourth album and their third consecutive number one in the UK.

The crunch had come when Cable had a ‘phone call from Kelly (they had started the band together as children). ‘He simply said, “That’s it! You’re out of the band!” But I was like “Alright. Cool!”’ It took a while but, as Collins writes, behind the affable and joke-filled character, Cable is a dedicated musician with drive and ambition and he went on to launch a new band called Killing for Company.

This is a fascinating and knowledgeable insight into the world of a rock musician, written by a man who obviously knows his subject and is an accomplished raconteur and writer.

Norma Penfold


It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio'r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
Tabl Cynnwys:
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Chapter One - Prologue
Chapter Two - Cwmaman - The Beginning
Chapter Three - I Name This Band Stereophonics
Chapter Four - The Road to a Record Deal
Chapter Five - Word Gets Around
Chapter Six - Performance and Cocktails
Chapter Seven - J.E.E.P
Chapter Eight - Have a Nice Day
Chapter Nine - You Gotta Go There To Come Back
Chapter Ten - Killing For Company
Chapter Eleven - Who Are You?
Chapter Twelve - Testing Testing
Chapter Thirteen - Lets Rock
Chapter Fourteen - Onwards and Upwards
Author Biography
Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Jeff Collins contributes regularly to various publications such as Classic Rock Magazine; previously he has worked as a sports journalist for BBC Wales, Sky News and ITN News, and was a newsreader on Classic FM Radio. He is the author of Rock Legends at Rockfield (UWP).
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
This book is an access-all-areas account of Stuart Cable's life in music.

It details his two journeys to rock superstardom, past and present. It explores his road to success as the drummer of the Stereophonics, from early rehearsals at a tiny community centre in an obscure Welsh mining village, to selling millions of records and playing stadiums worldwide as part of the famous Welsh rock trio.

The author Jeff Collins travels with Stuart back to where it all started in Cwmaman as he reflects on the struggles of three Welsh lads trying to form a rock band, win over the London-based record companies and finally record and release four massive selling albums.

The middle section of the book looks at how Stuart Cable and Kelly Jones fell out in a bitter row over the direction of the band. This prompted Cable to quit and Kelly to go to the press and claim the drummer had become unreliable and was fired. Stuart is still furious over the way the band wrongly painted his departure and wants to set the record straight.

Having left the Stereophonics, Stuart Cable is relaunching his musical career with a new band, Killing For Company. Jeff Collins watched the drummer put together this new band, with EXCLUSIVE backstage access at the band's first headline gig.

Stuart Cable's made it to the top once before. Can he make it a second time? Follow this fascinating journey in Stuart Cable - From Cwmaman to the Stereophonics.
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