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    Posted: February 11 2014 at 23:29
Good news, autobiography out this year

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2014 at 02:34
Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

Good news, autobiography out this year


Thanks, that will be an interesting read!  
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Nice.
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Hi,

Nice. Will gladly look for this.

Right now, I'm getting an amazing look at London, through Marianne Faithfull's book. Not even half way, and it is really well written.

I'm still trying to get Robert Wyatt's. 

And someone needs to compile Daevid Allen's stuff properly and call it "The autobiographical and historical blog by the Professor Emeritus from the University of Errors"
 
UPDATE:
 
Finished Marianne's book, not sure how to review it yet. Good book.
 
Finished Pattie Boyd's book, and I am not sure I will review it. Not impressed.
 
Reading Robert Wyatt's right now and it starts out GREAT!
 
Cousins' book after and then the one on Zappa


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2014 at 17:15
^ Just about to start Robert Plant's A Life, must look out for Marianne Faithfull's book, I am sure that will be rivetting stuff
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anyone read "Exorcising GHosts" yet?  I have read most of it.  It's very breezy and entertaining.  Quite a character, and it shines through in a lot of the text.  I can imagine his unique voice telling it to us on audiobook.
One thing that really shocked me is that he claims his excellent solo album "Two Weeks Last Summer" from 1972 sold only 5000 copies in the UK at a time when its chronologically closest Strawbs albums were ringing up upwards of 70,000 sales.  If you missed this album to check it out.  I believe it has some CD re-releases in print
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I've gone through most of it and if you're a diehard Strawbs fan that knows almost everything about them (like me), the book is very disappointing. It's a true autobiography in that Cousins writes of his boring childhood and also of the radio station jobs (he was a radio station programmer from 1982-2002) that he had after the late seventies break up of the Strawbs. There's nothing new or revealing here except that Cousins does come off as a truly warm individual and is probably the reason for the Wakeman's family affection for him. If you don't know the details of how Cousins 'discovered' Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman, then this book is for you. If you're familiar with these stories than skip this book and just listen to some later day Strawbs albums like the two 40th anniversary albums titled Strawberry Fayre Vols.1 and 2 , as I don't see them making any new albums  in the future.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2015 at 11:04
Hi,
 
There is one thing that I am really enjoying at the start of Robert's book, is the lack of fear and ability to also mention and discuss, however slightly, other artists ... already Burroughs, Ginsberg, Graves and others have been mentioned, and it just clarifies what i believed all along ... many of these folks in "progressive" stuff, were quite literate ... but too many of them could only discuss their "stardom" ... and the stardom is not interesting, and the only groupie book that had bullocks was the one about the Iranian girl ... that one is a fun read, because you just never know what's next!
 
I'm getting a bit tired of bleached out blondes and stars ... in any book! At least I could not smell the perfume in Marianne's book, unlike Patties.
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