Honestly E–pub New

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Free read Honestly review ´ Honestly Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook “Honestly” coincides with the release of Michael’s log awaited solo album “I’m Not Your Suicide” Michael Sweet in this – his first autobiography – chronicles his life as the founding member songwriter singer and guitarist of the pioneering Christian rock band Stryper The first Christian rock band to see chart to. Growing up in the 1980s I loved metal music of all types listened to all the heavy and hair metal bands but I never really got into Stryper Of course I knew of them recall friends mainly girls gushing over them at school and did listen to a few of their songs here or there problem was they just weren t really memorable for me personally Fast forward to this century I ve become a fan of their new releases so this look at the band s rise and fall and it s lead singer s post Stryper struggles was a good read I doubt it would be of much interest to anyone outside of fans of Stryper or Michael Sweet though as it isn t detailed enough about the music industry and isn t a tell all about 80s metal dirt As always it should also be mentioned you should read this type of book at your own risk if you are a fan because Michael Sweet is pretty honest here and doesn t come across as a saint his decision to tour with Boston during his wife s terminal illness then his uick relationship after her death He finds his soul mate within a couple weeks of his wife s death and is engaged in a couple months but attempts to explain it as God s intervention into his life not seemingly matching up with his words of undying love for his deceased spouse

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Free read Honestly review ´ Honestly Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Pping success on MTV Stryper went on to see over 10 million albums and has sold out arenas all over the world Sweet gives and honest an moving account of the unexpected highs and lows throughout his tumultuous path to success It’s especially fitting to find the intensely personal nature of these musical expressions supplement. HONESTLY is as informative as anything I could have hoped for though there are certain aspects of Stryper the jealousy the infighting of which I d almost prefer to remain ignorant Michael Sweet bares his soul here almost to a fault even when he knows the unvarnished truth might make him look petty vain andor hypocritical It s not every day a Christian singer starts off a book by admitting to drinking swearing too much and enjoying the occasional smoke all within the very first paragraphThere are two different angles by which to judge this book The first relates to its overall entertainment value and uality From that angle HONESTLY is everything you could ask for in a Christian rock memoir and I don t expect to come across its like anytime soon As a pioneering Christian metal band that was signed to a secular label and played alongside such groups as Anthrax and White Lion their position within the annals of rock history is particularly uniue As Michael Sweet points out Stryper was attacked by the secular community for their overt Christian lyrics and attacked by the Christian community for their glam metal fashion and musical sensibilities Michael Sweet also managed to embark on a fairly successful solo career and in recent years toured as lead singer for the legendary band Boston The book also deals with some weighty issues such as the band s spiritual backsliding and Michael s struggle to hold onto his faith in the wake of his wife s death from cancer The second angle by which to judge this book has to do with Michael Sweet himself and how trustworthy you find his perspective Personally Michael strikes me as being both a bit of a control freak and a highly sensitive individual who is constantly feeling betrayed or slighted by the people in his life He reminds me of a roommate I once had a guy who once roused me out of bed at three in the morning because he was annoyed I left my Nintendo out on the floor in front of the TV A few days later he sat me down for a very serious discussion about the proper way to load the dishwasher Needless to say that relationship didn t end well Not because we argued about anything important but because he blew everything way out of proportion Maybe Michael Sweet really isn t really like that at all That s just the impression I got from this book Michael has very little positive to say about his band mates and often belittles their contributions Michael seemingly implies that his band mates hold him back and that he must remain ever vigilant in protecting Stryper from their lousy ideas poor business sense and sub par songwriting contributions There is no doubt that Stryper is mostly Michael s brainchild and that he is by far the most accomplished musician in the group yet he s also the kind of guy who insists on doing everything himself and then complains about the extra work According to HONESTLY there is no trust in this band and very little camaraderie which is sad considering all they ve been through together If any of Michael s band mates ever read this book it will likely make their already strained relationship even worseThe reasons Michael gives for being bitter toward Stryper just don t seem that earth shattering to me Again that s just my opinion and other people will disagree Hopefully one of the other band members will write a book so we can get a different perspective It s clear that Michael doesn t always know or even care sometimes what their side of the story is Musically I feel the other guys must be bringing something important to the table because I ve loved the last couple of Stryper albums but haven t cared for any of Michael s solo work apart from TRUTH This is despite Michael s claims that the differences between a Stryper album and his own solo work is subtleIf you are a big Stryper fan parts of HONESTLY may be unpleasant to read As they say the truth sometimes hurts In terms of being an entertaining rock memoir however the book succeeds on almost every count My only real criticism is that the band s most recent three albums which are far and away my favorite go largely ignored for whatever reason MURDER BY PRIDE and THE COVERING barely get a mention and NO MORE HELL TO PAY doesn t even get that Man I would have liked to hear about the making of those albums especially since I m not a fan of Stryper s early stuff apart from AGAINST THE LAW which was their least successful record All in all though HONESTLY is an amazing memoir from one of the most impressive musicians I ve ever seen in concert Even if he is a pain in the neck to work withIf you re unfamiliar with Stryper I especially recommend you check out their songs Murder by Pride God and Legacy

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Free read Honestly review ´ Honestly Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ing the vastly thorough and revealing subject matter of the book Honestly titled ever so poignantly after the chart topping Stryper song of the same name Not only does Sweet delve further into his rarely discussed youth but offers a full array of rock n’ roll antidotes plus several surprises from his family and faith journeys. I have been a Stryper fan ever since I was about 12 and discovered their music without having the slightest clue who they were I had to sneak and listen to them because I wasn t allowed to But once I found out who that gorgeous voice was and was able to get hold of their music it was Katy bar the door as my mom used to say I still love Stryper and Michael Sweet to this day and am grateful to them for what they have done with their music This book was very interesting to me because I am a fan and very eye opening I learned a lot that I didn t know so never think you know everything about your favorite band


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    Free read Honestly Michael Sweet ✓ 4 review characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Sweet Wow what a page turner for me at least I have been a Stryper fan since finding their first album in the record bin about 3 months afte

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    Honestly E–pub New Growing up in the 1980s I loved metal music of all types listened to all the heavy and hair metal bands but I never really g

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    characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Sweet Michael Sweet ✓ 4 review Honestly E–pub New To see that Michael Sweet wrote a book about himself and Stryper was such a gift to behold During the mid to late 80's I was knee deep into the hair metal bands subscribing to Hit Parader Rip Creem and other metal magazines I initially latched onto Bon Jovi as my fave hair metal band but was really smitten and intrigued by Stryper What a uniue concept it was to crossover into the mainstream metal scene while still bein

  4. says: characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Sweet Honestly E–pub New Michael Sweet ✓ 4 review

    Free read Honestly Honestly E–pub New HONESTLY is as informative as anything I could have hoped for though there are certain aspects of Stryper the jealousy the infighting of which I'd almost prefer to remain ignorant Michael Sweet bares his soul here almost to a fault even when he

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    Honestly E–pub New characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Sweet Free read Honestly The title says it all This book is so honest sometimes brutally so I am amazed Michael was willing to be so vulnerable with the reader He basically opens himself up for so we may take a peek into his soul I so appreciate his honesty Too often in the Christian community we are so willing to judge others It seems we Christians have made an art of it I found myself doing this exact thing as I neared the end of t

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    Honestly E–pub New Free read Honestly For those of you fighting the impulse to giggle or criticize with visions of yellow and black spandex puffy hair and guy liner dancing before your eyes skip this review because neither it nor the book are really

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    Honestly E–pub New I have been a Stryper fan ever since I was about 12 and discovered their music without having the slightest clue who they were I had to sneak and listen to them because I wasn't allowed to But once I found out who that gorgeous voice was and was able to get hold of their music it was Katy bar the door as my mom used to s

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    Free read Honestly Honestly E–pub New Beautifully written and nothing held back

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    Honestly E–pub New Not bad Better than I expected

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    Honestly E–pub New I was never a huge Stryper fan Nonetheless I came of age musically during the height of Stryper's popularity They were an anomaly an unabashedly Christian band having its music videos played on MTV alongside the likes of Motley Crue and Poison I was most interested in learning how this band gained such mainstream popularity in an age where sexism and faux Satanism was in fashion for so many other metal actsWhile Micha

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  • Honestly
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  • 04 July 2020
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