By Luke Haines
Publisher: Random House
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Forget Blur/Oasis and Cool Britannia. None of that actually happened. Bad Vibes is the true story of English Rock in the nineties. Written with wit, brio and no small amount of bile, Luke Haines recounts how it felt to ride a wave of self-congratulatory success in a world with no taste.
As frontman of The Auteurs, Haines tells of supporting Suede, conquering France, and failing to break America. Of knuckle-headed musos , baffling tours and a swiftly unravelling personal life. And of what it's like to be on the cusp of massive success.
Funny, honest and ridiculously entertaining, Luke Haines attacks anyone within rifle range, and is more than happy to turn the gun on himself. Bad Vibes is a brilliant memoir from a man who tells it how it was - and how he wishes it hadn't been.
In questa breve e circostanziata biografia Haines (ex-The Auteurs, ex-Baader Meinhof, ex-Black Box Recorder, ex-molte altre cose) prende le distanze da tutto, soprattutto dal movimento che ha inavvertitamente contribuito a far nascere (Britpop) ma di cui non ha mai fatto parte (prova ne è la sua invidiabile longevità artistica). Non si tratta di una biografia "onesta", ché l'ego di Haines tracima ovunque, ma di uno sguardo divertente e naif ad anni, gli ultimi, in cui i negozi di dischi avevano ancora una loro ragione d'essere e le edicole affogavano nella stampa musicale.
Giovanni Linke... said on Jan 06, 2012, 10:07
Brilliant! The not-so-famous Luke Haines ranting at everything and everybody. Bizarre and often very funny.
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The Auteurs themselves passed me by, I was far too busy with blur et al, this book shows that whole period in a wonderfully dark new light.
M said on Mar 27, 2010, 14:53