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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Books about Music Reply with quote

I'm just reading ' Folklore - the Official History of James' by Stuart Maconie and it's really excellent. The best book about a band I've read in ages. The writing is really engaging and there's a lot of candid interviewing and it's packed with info.

Just wondering if anyone could recommend any other books. I've also fairly recently read Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis which I enjoyed too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: aye Reply with quote

the motley crue one is a gr8 read although you have to wonder
a)how much is pish
b)if it's not, how are they alive
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Anthony Kiedis is a bit like that too, my friend borrowed it and returned it to me with the comment 'he relapses so many times that it's quite amazing when he finally just stops!'
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good! 'The Eight Legged Atomic Dustbin will Eat Itself'
is a pretty good read!

It's all about the Wonder Stuff....Neds and PWEI!!

It's full of nineties studenty energy it's primatively written......... but I like that....it's kinda raw and of the time......the writer decided not to edit it....or it might have lost some of that energy.....but the latest edition has a more contemporary interview with Miles Hunt looking back.

A few years ago I found ' The Guiness Who's who of Indie and New Wave'.....a 1995 edition......in a second hand shop and I LOVE it!....It's got all the obsure bands that I usta be into at the time....there's even a section on the Sultans!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: hmmm Reply with quote

both of them sound quite tempting actually...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely. I've heard about 'The Eight Legged...', it's always had really good reviews but never heard of the second one. Will keep my eyes open in second hand bookshops Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Eight Legged is an excellent read as was the The Motley Crue one. If you I would also on a non-musical tip recomend the Game by Neil Strauss also......would also recommend Lemmys book(can't really call it a autobiography as the writing sounds just like a transcript) White Line Fever.

Also take a look at Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict by Seb Hunter its a fun read but goes on about hair Metal a bit too much for my liking.

Touching from a Distance by Debroah Curtis is also quite interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you scan in the Sultans bit Dee?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly wrote:
Can you scan in the Sultans bit Dee?


Or transcribe it if it isn't very long? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes....no problem!!!.... Very Happy
Shall I send it to your PM? (I know how to scan but am not too sure about sending........being a technophobe and all!!!) ....it's not that long.....I could transcribe it!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either one. If you can scan it and upload it as an image that would be good but if there's no photos it may be as easy to transcribe.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok: Here Goes

Formed in 1989 in Cork, Eire, and titled after the Dire Straits song of a similar title, the Sultans of Ping FC have built up a rabid live following for their cross dressing antics and tales of the totally unexpected. They chose thier name in mock admiration of Mark Knopfler's outfit, being virulently anti- stadium rock 'n' role 'balony.' The band comprise Niall O' Flaharty (vocals), Paddy O' Connell (guitar), Morty Mc Carthy (drums) and Dat
(b. Alan Mc Feely, Bass)

Thier gigs quickly became legend after a local affair in which the promoter asked the crowd to sit down. The band joined them in solidarity, leading to audience participaton of a bizarre nature; a series of floor gymnastics, with kicks to the air from a prone position. The gig that launched them nationally came when taking part in an Irish Rock open, where they were the token local Cork entrants. Home support pushed them to the winners encloser. The first single endorsed this lunacy: 'Where's me Jumper' on Rhythm King records, revolved around the tale of Naill having his jumper pinched at a dance.

In the best traditions of Serious Drinking and Half Man Half Biscuit, the Sultans are a band sharing the esoteric convictions of fellow Cork residents The Frank and Walters. However, their debut Album was more than a barrage of jokes ; with string and harmonica arrangements backing the strange lyrical observations. These included songs about Jesus' second coming (in a tracksuit), and a pole volter unhindred by arms, legs or head. Titles like 'Give him a ball and a yard of Grass' and 'Riot at the Sheepdog Trials' still give a fairly strong indication of which planet in the Pop Universe the Sultans pinged from. Teenage Drug emerged to less flattering reviews, but was ultimately no less endering in its humour, a strain which is often more complex than has been portrayed in some sections of the Media.

From The Guiness Who's who of Indie and New Wave- 2nd Ed by Colin Larkin..........typed by Deirdre Barlow aged 13 and 3 quarters.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scar Tissue is a fantastic read, and I'm not even a RHCP fan.

He'd led some life by the time he was 15.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redemption Song about Joe strummer is a great insight into the man.
A Drink with Shane is a cracker
(incidently a friend once had to go around to his house and take a photo of him and Shane decided to scribble in his diary and its a great scribble and the photo of him doing it, is great tooo. He's draws good and the diary is framed on his on the wall beside the photo now)

I liked the Anthony kiedis book Scar tissue.

I know this is not a book but the horslips DVD Dancehall sweethearts is good viewing as is Rory Gallaghers Irish tour of 1974 by Tony Palmer

Also did anybody put up onto the forum the interview that Niall did, in the Hot Press annual last year!? I read it briefly at christmas......I dont think there anything to rave about in it....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Deirdre.

Diego - I'm pretty sure the Hot Press article hasn't been put up. Has anyone got it?
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