Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiediss searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. In 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the groups lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole roller-coaster ride.
Whether hes recollecting the influence of the beautiful, strong women who have been his muses, or retracing a journey that has included appearances as diverse as a performance before half a million people at Woodstock or an audience of one at the humble compound of the exiled Dalai Lama, Kiedis shares a compelling story about the price of success and excess. Scar Tissue is a story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption -- a story that could only have come out of the world of rock....Continua
150 less pages and it would have been a great book. The funny thing is that the book goes as the band did: hectic in the first part, then a peak when John enters the band, a low when he leavs and then sweety and cosy and calm and hopeful when he rejoins the band....Continua
It starts well. It's interesting and shocking. Also it's great to know how one of my favourite bands was born.
Going on though it becomes a bit repetitive: drugs, sex, rehab, drugs, sex, rehab...