In ALL THE RAGE keyboard genius Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan has turned his own rock ‘n’ roll odyssey into one of the best music books in years.” JAMES O’ BRIAN. All the Rage has ratings and 22 reviews. Jim said: What a kick-ass book! Mac takes you on a ride through time, talking about all of the bands and peo. “All The Rage”, a too-often forgotten memoir by the great keyboard player Ian McLagan of the Small Faces.

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As well as the stones and the who and many more. What a kick-ass book! No Ego fuel and certainly no boring facts of I did this, I did that, I shagged so and so.

He always seemed in good humor and people spoke very kindly of him at a remembrance at SXSW in Mclagxn also got turned onto the Small Faces while reading this anytime he would mention an album, like “Ogden’s”I would listen to it as I was reading. Mac takes you on a ride through time, talking about all of the bands and people he has played with over the years! A lot of laughter, some tears, but overall, a wonderful ride through rock and roll! A riotously funny, fiercely energetic romp, this no-holds-barred autobiography takes readers through the highs and lows of an mclagqn career, chronicling nearly four decades of dynamic music history.

All the Rage : A Rock ‘n’ Roll Odyssey

None are particularly deep, mcoagan they can get repetitive and boring. No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Do read it for his voice, his laugh between the sentences. Not so with this one.

Ian is a great. I wasn’t aware rwge this book existed until Mac passed away last year. Apr 25, Herzog rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 28, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: He then goes to the breakup of the Faces and stories of all the bands he later works with. Apr 11, Julie rated it really alll it. I live in Austin where Mac spent the last part of his life and you’d see him out and about. To ask other readers questions about All the Rageplease sign up. This was a good look into the life of “Mac”, Ian McLagan, from his early days playing in local bands into being scooped up overnight by the Small Faces and the roller coaster ride it led too in his rock and roll life.


Turns out, he was the one listening and told the best stories. He pulls no punches, spares no one and really knows how to tell a tale. He has great stories and paints a colorful picture of his time with the Small Faces, Faces and the Stones.

I am sorry that I only got around to reading this book after the death of Ian, in the last few years he has been instrumental in keeping the music and memory of the Small Faces and Ronnie Lane in the public eye. Jan 22, Chris Cook rated it it was ok. All the Rage isn’t much more than a series of anecdotes, but McLagan vividly captures what it was like to be in a pop band in Sixties England and in a rock band in the Seventies, with the generous sense of humor and acceptance of human weakness that one would expect from a member of the Small Faces and Faces.

Ted Butler rated rzge really liked it Sep 29, An excellent emotional journey.

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Those were the Daze Heard about this book after Mac’s passing a couple years back. Open Preview See a Problem? One of the best rock biographies I’ve ever read. Lists with This Book.

Was so lucky to take my 9-year-old to see him plan an all-ages show for, what, people? As a big fan of the Small Faces, I was saddened at the death of Mac and felt I should pay homage by reading this book. Written with heart, written with in for the life he lived and his mates. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Had set this one aside for awhile. Paul rated it liked it Sep 30, Great rock and roll reading-Enjoy! In the telling, it reveals that no one, through thick and thin, might fhe had more fun than Ian McLagan. Life seemed to be one big rave of drugs, drink and sex, when the Faces were around. A great person and a humble and great musician.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Did finish in January ! Great read, and account of what it was like playing organ with Small Faces in swinging London touring with The Faces,The Stones, and surviving an addiction to freebase cocaine. Trivia About All the Rage.

Nate rated it liked it Jun 06, Totally inhaled this book in a matter of days. Gordon rated it it was amazing Nov 14, It gives an inside look into kclagan world of English rock stars in the 60’s into the 90’s including some of my favorites from the Faces, Who and the Stones. I rahe this book immediately after reading Levon Helm’s “This Wheel’s on Fire”, and it amazing how similar the tone and humor are in these two books- especially consider one is from Marvell, Arkansas and the other from Middlesex, England.