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Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed Paperback – October 10, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat (October 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879309857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879309855
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dave Thompson is the author of the highly acclaimed Kurt Cobain bio Never Fade Away as well as books on Cream, George Clinton, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others, and he is a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, MOJO, AllMusic Guide, and Melody Maker.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sotto Voce Nyx on June 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
A little surprised about the prior review. I thought, considering the length and breadth of the subject matter, that for 300 odd pages, Mr. Thompson does an admirable job. Recall, other books on the subject have already been written, see Open Up and Bleed, Waiting for the Man (and the more seedy biographies) and the plethora of Bowie books out there. Like "Bowie in Berlin," gives one more perspective via an examination of the broader context of the players, their influences and subsequent cross pollination. Good Job! Though I think he might have included Nico on the cover as well. (GRIN)
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cinema Classics on January 2, 2010
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I knew I wanted to Read & learn more about that Magical Pre-Punk Glitter Period where these three Icons Crossed Paths, shared stages & studios. For the Most Part I say Good job to Dave Thompson.
I learned a Lot, But Each time it moved from Guy to Guy, there were more passages that were crying out for More details. Lou went on tour...That was All he Did?? David went to the Studio...& the Album just Popped out, Iggy decided to work again... I hate to say this, But I think I expected More Drug Talk/details. I loved the Inner workings of a Crazy Organization like MAINMAN, But still left wanting to know more of the Details!!

I was just Left a bit Wanting. I Read it Pretty Quickly, & look forward to learning even More about these 3, from more Detailed Books. David Has been dissected in Lots of Books, but Iggy & Lou need more! But their mystique does seem to remain intact, Lou's Especially! Which I think I prefer!

Check this one out, But Don't expect the story to be all Told!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By thrashahoy202 on August 10, 2010
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Just finished this book and I found it to be a fun and easy read. It's thoroughly researched and well-paced, and Thompson is an excellent writer. Sure, there are plenty of books that delve deeper into their respective careers, but few focus on their inter-connectedness and relevance during such a pivotal time in 20th century music. Essential for anyone with an interest in dangerous and thought-provoking rock and roll.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 13, 2014
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This was a really interesting read. It was a bit rambling, but in general it really pulled together the stories of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
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