And he is genuinly funny, as proven by this excerpt from his new book.
As Rick always has been a bit better at composing words than music, this is a threat. Finally it is also official who was the real Spinal Tap (at least stageways). Hopefully the truth will never get out.
So it may be a clever strategy that the editor of the mag so far has not changed the text on picture above from Wakefield to Wakeman.
With stories as below, I had no choice but to go to Amazon.
Of course, back in the Seventies, audiences assumed that whatever happened on the stage was intentional.Even if Rick for once didn't provide any retort, it is quite simple: Ask Keith Emerson.
In my previous band, the Strawbs, I'd had a Ham-mond organ on wheels. When we were playing the last number of the night I would push this thing across the stage and race after it while playing it.
One evening I pushed a bit too hard and the Hammond went hurtling towards the edge of the stage. I dived on top of it to try to slow it down but organ and organist crashed over the edge. The Hammond was smashed to smithereens and I was cut to ribbons.
I was mopping the blood from my face when a journalist came over. 'Great show, Rick,' he said, 'but how can you afford to wreck a Hammond every night?'