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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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Mar 28, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About All the Rage.

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He always seemed in good humor and people spoke very kindly of him at a remembrance at SXSW in Apr 02, Allan Phillips rated it it was amazing Shelves: A riotously funny, fiercely energetic romp, this no-holds-barred autobiography takes readers through the highs and lows of an extraordinary career, chronicling nearly four decades of dynamic music history. Dec 13, minnie rated it really liked it Shelves: Ian McLagan lived rock and roll from the sixties to the s.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. 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.


I read 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. He pulls no punches, spares no one and really knows how to tell a tale.

Not so with this one. It gives an inside look into the 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. One of the best rock biographies I’ve ever read.

All the Rage

Was so lucky thf take my 9-year-old to see him plan an all-ages show for, what, people? Mac takes you on a ride through time, talking about all of the bands and people he has played with over the years!

Hard to find, I think, but highly recommended! Paperbackpages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Life seemed to be one big party of drugs, drink and sex, when the Faces were around. It’s lively and interesting throughout.

All the Rage : Ian McLagan :

Written with heart, written with love for the life he lived and his mates. And that’s how this story reads.

Refresh and try again. Honestly, who wants to hear from the piano player who can’t sing all that well?

A great person and a humble and great musician. In the telling, it reveals that no one, through thick and thin, might of had more fun than Ian McLagan. 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. No Ego fuel and certainly no boring facts of I did this, I did that, I shagged so and so.


Thanks for the tales. An excellent emotional journey.

All the Rage : A Rock ‘n’ Roll Odyssey

I met Mac a few times, shared a pint of Guinness with him, and he was one of those friendly, funny, down-to-earth people you feel like you’ve known all your life, when you just met. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Literally laugh out loud funny moments, and great stories behind the Faces, Fhe, etc.

He has great stories and paints a colorful picture of his time with the Small Faces, Faces and the Stones. Return to Book Page.

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.

Aug 23, Pj Anderer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 11, Julie rated it really liked it. Sandy Daltrey rated it it was amazing Apr 08, I have always thought he must have been an interviewers dream as mvlagan was so eloquent, open and chatty. Do read the book.

Jan 22, Chris Mxlagan rated it it was ok.