The "elevator of life" drives up and down in this book, in the truest sense. Friedel Geratsch's autobiographical work is a study of the Ruhr area milieu, personal and band history, a story about rise and fall, great successes and serious crises. All of this with the sometimes rough ironic attitude, which the readers should also be familiar with from many of the author's song lyrics, not only for the band Geier Sturzflug, for which he became known as the frontman in the 1980s.
Inner distance from external glamor and a stubborn refusal to take show business seriously have brought Friedel Geratsch through the last few decades unscathed in character, as many sections of the anecdotally structured book prove. They often show stars of yesterday and today from Friedel's very own perspective. Is this book worth reading? Absolutely! So much action is rarely found between two book covers.
But it has one side effect: If you read to the end, you'll end up on the dog, guaranteed!
01 Sunday child
02 let it shine
03 Your smile
04 Different worlds
05 I'm leaving
06 Workout fun