Create your own shelf sign up

Together we find better books

[−]
  • Search Conteggio caratteri ISBN valido ISBN non valido Codice a barre valido Codice a barre non valido loading search

Bad Vibes

Britpop and my part in its downfall

By

Publisher: Random House

3.8
(8)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 256 | Format: eBook

Isbn-13: 9781409060567 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Mass Market Paperback , Paperback

Do you like Bad Vibes ?
Join aNobii to see if your friends read it, and discover similar books!

Sign up for free
Book Description

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.

Sorting by
  • 4

    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 ...continue

    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.

    said on 

  • 5

    Brilliant! The not-so-famous Luke Haines ranting at everything and everybody. Bizarre and often very funny.


    bizarre
    –adjective
    markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd: b ...continue

    Brilliant! The not-so-famous Luke Haines ranting at everything and everybody. Bizarre and often very funny.

    bizarre –adjective markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd: bizarre clothing; bizarre behavior.

    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.

    said on