More Canadian rock’n’roll memories in a new book from Goddo’s Greg Godovitz

Greg Godovitz, the guitarist of Goddo is a helluva character. He’s also a good writer as demonstrated by his memoir, Travels with My Amp. After three printings of that book, he’s now come up with Up Close and Uncomfortable.

“After the success of Travels With My Amp, people wrote in asking for more, so I started the process again,” says Greg. “After one hundred pages of more insanity, I realized I was just repeating myself. This is why there’s no sequel to Travels; I decided on something different.”

Books like this are important when it comes to preserving Canadian music history. It’s a uniquely hoser look our music scene, including stories of Greg’s radio show, his meetings with Beatles and Stones, his time helping to resurrect the El Mocambo, and creating the Toronto Sound Museum.

Worth it. Learn more here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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