The Gospel According To Luke - Steve Lukather

The Gospel According To Luke

By Steve Lukather

  • Release Date: 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Music
Score: 5
5
From 48 Ratings

Description

No one explodes one of the longest-held misconceptions of music history better than Steve Lukather and his band Toto. The dominant sound of the late ‘70s and ‘80s was not punk, but a slick, polished amalgam of rock and R&B first staked out on Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees. That album was shaped in large part by the founding members of Toto, who were emerging as the most in-demand elite session crew in LA, and further developed on the band’s self-titled multi-platinum debut. A string of massive hits followed for Toto while Lukather and bandmates David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, and Steve Porcaro also served as creative linchpins on some of the most successful and influential records of the era, including Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
In this incisive memoir, Lukather tells the complete Toto story. He also lifts the lid on what went on behind the closed studio doors, shedding light on the unique creative processes of some of the most legendary names in music: from Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, and Elton John to Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Roger Waters, and Aretha Franklin. Lukather’s extraordinary tale also encompasses the dark side of stardom and the American Dream. Frank, engaging, and often hilarious, The Gospel According to Luke is no ordinary rock memoir. It is the real thing.

Reviews

  • Steve Lukather is an amazing guy.

    5
    By Klipschdude
    I started reading this book on a Friday night, and finished it by Sunday morning. I literally could not put it down. I'm a huge Toto/Steve fan, and he took me on a amazing ride with this book. He is so open and honest. There are times when you will laugh reading this, and times when you will tear up. You realize that he loves what he does. A rare and amazing story!
  • Love these stories.

    5
    By Jazbotelu
    Very moving read!
  • The Book of Luke

    5
    By Doctor Radio
    I’ve been waiting for this book to come our for months, and I wasn’t disappointed. I’m really glad it wasn’t some kind of ‘tell all’, I appreciate reading the stories behind the music.
  • Outstanding view of the Industry

    5
    By Captainsmileydude
    Steve Lukather is an elite in an era of extraordinary creativity - Toto was the Wrecking Crew and The Section of its time, playing on EVERYONE’s albums as well as beig highly successful themselves. What this book doesn’t say enough about is the hours of practice that it takes and the importance of his raw talent. He does talk about combining those with extraordinary dedication, importance of musical theory and the still need for just plain luck - talk about someone who had the goods and was in the right place at the right time. And he ran with it. Read this book, listen to the artists and songs as you do - will give you a true history lesson in popular music through one of its most important eras.
  • Best Guitarist Ever

    5
    By Pete Clemenza
    Pre-ordered this book as how could I go wrong. This guy, and his band, was at the epicenter of the late 70’s-early 80’s west coast music scene..a peerless guitar player and an underrated song writer...