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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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The book covers the early careers of Bowie, Pop and Reed starting in the late sixties and their varying associations with Andy Warhol's factory members and follows each man through the end of the 1970s. Each man had his own unique sound and his own unique demons that followed him through the decade.
I really wanted to like this book more than I did. It wasn't a bad book by any means. But my interest in the subject matter was much higher than my interest in this book. Perhaps it was Thompson's writing, which often comes off like so many pretentious music snobs. Maybe, with regard to my musical heroes, I don't like seeing how the sausage is made. Perhaps I'd just prefer to believe that Bowie magically plucked Space Oddity out of the aether rather than find out it was a gimmick song written after the first moon walk. Regardless, if I were to recommend a memoir from this era, I'd recommend Just Kids by Patti Smith first.
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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really well written, interesting, full of details and a great depiction of that eraPublished 4 months ago by Annie
Good portrayal and account of Bowie, Lou Reed & Iggy Pop during the 1970's. Well-written and fascinating!Published 5 months ago by Laura Buenrostro