Nick Bollinger was just 18 when he went on the road with the band Rough Justice and its smoky-voiced, charismatic leader Rick Bryant. It was a journey that would last two years. It was the '70s and pot was plentiful. Often, though, the band was short of other things: money, food, shelter, and petrol for its increasingly ramshackle, broken-down bus. In this award-winning memoir, one of New Zealand's most respected music writers and broadcasters talks with complete candour about his unorthodox childhood, his obsession with music, the impact of a family tragedy, and the journey that would decide the course of his life. He also vividly portrays a divided country, set to shatter apart for a generation.