Tracing the creation of Exile on Main Street from the original songwriting done while touring America through the final editing in Los Angeles, Bill Janovitz explains how an album recorded by a British band in a villa on the French Riviera is pure American rock & roll. Looking at each song individually, Janovitz unveils the innovative recording techniques, personal struggles, and rock & roll mythmaking that culminated in this pivotal album.
Bill Janovitz is the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter in the band Buffalo Tom. He has also released two solo albums. He has written extensively for the All Music Guide online site, www .allmusic.com. He lives in Massachusetts.