Over at Idolator, Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos writes about how he was ultimately unsatisfied by All Over But the Shouting but also slams the midwest and the Twin Cities in particular for a “kind of self-defeating ironic triumphalism.” [Jodi’s note: Pbbbttt!]
Sarah Askari reviews the book for City Pages and includes this interesting, and now that I think about it, true aside, “Those in search of Westerberg’s humanity might want to turn to Petal Pusher, the recently published memoir by his second wife, Laurie Lindeen. True, she captures an older, sober version—but in more personal detail.”
Eric R. Danton of the Hartford Courant is none-too-thrilled with All Over But the Shouting because he longs for a narrative structure to the book. A few weeks ago, I, Jodi, Queen of the Underground, gave Walsh props for managing to construct a narrative structure through quotes. What say you?
Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times does a roundup of recent rock and roll books and gives a shout out to both All Over But the Shouting and Petal Pusher.
Pitchfork gives a nice rundown of upcoming Jim Walsh events in support of All Over But the Shouting.
Wings for Wheels talks a bit about an upcoming podcast he’s going to do with Jim Walsh and about the song “Achin’ to Be.”