SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR
Let others who were there tell their versions if they want to. This is mine.
In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, talent and fearlessness, she forced herself on to a male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.
Everything is here, unvarnished and unwashed: art school, squatting, hanging out in Sex with Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, spending a day chained to Sid Vicious, on tour with The Clash, and being part of a brilliant, pioneering group of women making musical history.
The result is a raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers, and a candid account of what happened post-punk, taking in a career in film, IVF, illness, divorce - and making music again, twenty-five years later.
This is a truly remarkable memoir, told in Viv's frank, irreverent and distinctive voice. Utterly shocking, very funny and ruthlessly honest, it is the story of a life lived unscripted, told from the heart.
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[Albertine's] book is both a bold chronicle of her personal ups and downs and a historical document that blows holes in the established punk narrative in which men are the major players and women merely window dressing. ( Independent)
Rarely can a book be so personal yet still resonate with a whole movement - and beyond. (Alexandra Fullerton Stylist)
A brutally honest book about the blood, guts, sweat and tears that went into becoming a woman in the Seventies. You don't need to be a fan of the Slits or even punk to be gripped from the off.( The Telegraph)
'Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.' (Viv Albertine's mum, to Viv, in the mid-70s.)
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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110571297757
Descrizione libro London Faber & Faber, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - Viv Albertine, one of the original punks, recasts a story hitherto dominated by male voices in her glamorous and uncompromising eyes. She reveals what is was like to be a girl at the height of punk: the sex, the drugs, the guys, the hard lessons learnt and those not considered, and sheds light on the eras most intriguing figures; Sid Vicious, John Lydon, Joe Strummer and Siouxsie Sioux. Events planned in partnership with Urban Outfitters and 'Dazed & Confused'. 432 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria INF1000360443
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria ABC273473
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Codice libro della libreria 9780571297757N