Friday, 1 June 2012

Book of the Day.

'Please Kill Me' was my Bible for many, many years. I have read and re-read the stories of what went on in 1970's New York in the Chelsea Hotel, CBGB's and The Factory so many times I know them backwards. A review on the book stated something along the lines of 'the best book ever written about rock'n'roll, but not a word on the music', which pretty much sums it up.If you are even remotely interested in popular culture or music this book is a must-read. Also, the stories of The Velvet Underground, Blondie, Television, New York Dolls, Pattie Smith, The Ramones, Bowie and many more are told from the artists own perspective. You also get a dose of William Burroughs and Truman Capote in it, what more can you ask for? 

PS. According to IMDB, a film on CBGB's is in the making which could be interesting, but then I  read that it is starring Malin Ã…kerman as Debbie Harry. Cringe. 

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