Fan submitted reviews of You Know They Got a Hell of a Band (Short Story):|
Posted By: Iron Maiden - May 15th, 2012 2:13:27 pm EDT
Great story. "Rock and roll will never die!" lol
Posted By: Melmo72 - July 1st, 2011 12:21:56 am EDT
This story showcases King's gift for combining nail biting suspense and wicked humour. Loved it. Particularly the identity of the town mayor - I mean, who else would it be? My ONLY criticism - where's Mama Cass?
Posted By: Gadgetory - June 30th, 2011 4:12:13 pm EDT
why would you ever wanna leave this place????
Posted By: Grateful Reader - June 21st, 2011 7:08:01 pm EDT
this is another story that scared the hell out of me because it takes something from reality and makes it really bad. you're lost, you're stubborn, you just keep driving, refusing to turn around, sure that you will get what you want- that highway or that shortcut or that exit ramp- but by the time they figure it out they are fucked.
Posted By: S.K.Rules - August 7th, 2010 2:01:43 pm EDT
a very cool short storie.
Posted By: Angelo - December 21st, 2009 1:40:05 pm EST
You have very unusual, creepy and awesome ideas, King! I never heard of an idea of a town full of ghosts of long-dead rock'n'roll celebrities. Good thing you wrote this story. Even though I didn't know most of them (cause I wasn't born in the 70's, just in the late 90's), I knew Elvis. Good thing you added him there... haha! -Angelo (7th grader)
Posted By: Anonymous - October 13th, 2008 12:27:29 pm EDT
I have to say this a fantastic story about the Rock N Roll bands of the seventies, sixties and fifties. It pretty much explains the song of Don McLean's American Pie, which appeared to be called "The Day The Music Died". Some people thought that they were gone forever even the music but in this story it shows you that they are somewhere, it's like they caught the last train and headed straight to their dream home. This story not just only scares you but shows the people we all loved that changed the world of music. God Bless Stephen King "The Master Of Modern Horror", he really deserves to be the best writer in history even Clive Barker "The Future Of Horror", Alfred Hitchcock "The Master Of Suspence" and Peter Straub. "I have seen the future of horror fiction....His name is Clive barker" - Stephen King.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 21st, 2008 12:28:47 pm EDT
I have to say this is one of my favorite Stephen King stories, probably because I'm so fond of all the musical era evoked in it and because I was born in the early 70s where probably the feelings conveyed by all that culture were still very vivid - when I read it, some years ago, I almost forgot it was a horror story (and yet I'm an easily "horrified" reader, especially with Stephen King's books which are very efficient in that too ^_^) and I was so happy to see Jim Morrison featured in it. I even couldn't help referring in a tribute-like way to Mr King and that story in one of my own short-stories about Jim Morrison which was published in one of my own books last year - of course I'm nowhere near Stephen King's talent, he's one of the greatest writers of all times and inspires most of us ! And that short-story is excellent, we really feel like "we are part of it" when we read it, it's fun, dreadful, rock'n'roll and... well it's a perfect story that everyone should try and read.