Girl In A Band L Autobiografia

Author: Gordon Kim
Editor: Minimum Fax
ISBN: 8875217599
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Simbolo di un’intera generazione di donne, in Girl in a Band Kim Gordon ci fa rivivere il suo percorso da ragazza a donna, da musicista ad artista. Fondatrice, insieme al marito Thurston Moore, dei Sonic Youth, iconica band che ha costruito un nuovo vocabolario musicale – aprendo la strada a Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins e molti altri tra cui, in Italia, ai Marlene Kuntz – Kim Gordon ci regala un memoir che racconta, con profonda sincerità, la sua storia pubblica e privata: dagli anni di formazione nella West Coast alla schizofrenia del fratello maggiore Keller, fino all’incontro con il mondo dell’arte, della moda e del cinema. E ai rapporti con gli altri musicisti, fittissimi: da Kurt Cobain, raffigurato come un fascio di furia e dolcezza, a Jeff Koons e Billy Corgan, che «non piacciono a nessuno», passando per Neil Young e il suo chitarrista Poncho Sampedro, che invece sono «ok». Girl in a Band è il racconto in parole delle immagini e dei suoni di un mondo colto in un momento di profondo cambiamento: il viaggio straordinario di un’artista e con lei di un’attitudine che sta ancora influenzando la nostra cultura.

Girl In A Band

Author: Kim Gordon
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062295918
Size: 11,38 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.

Miles L Autobiografia

Author: Davis Miles
Editor: Minimum Fax
ISBN: 8875214026
Size: 18,13 MB
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Dall'epoca d'oro del bebop alla rivoluzione della fusion, la musica di Miles Davis ha attraversato e segnato l'intera storia del jazz. In questo libro autobiografico, che torna oggi in un'edizione rilegata e arricchita di preziosi contenuti speciali, Davis racconta l'evoluzione del suo stile, i suoi gruppi, gli album e i concerti, ma anche gli amici, le donne, la famiglia, gli anni bui dell'eroina, i conflitti con i bianchi del mondo della stampa e del potere costituito. Dalla sua voce di volta in volta commossa, indispettita, orgogliosa, nasce un grandioso film corale in cui fanno da co-protagonisti Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimi Hendrix e Prince, e in ruoli cameo troviamo Juliette Greco, Jean-Paul Sartre e addirittura Ronald Reagan. Fitto di aneddoti e informazioni come una grande enciclopedia del jazz, ma animato dal calore di una personalità battagliera, questo libro è una testimonianza fondamentale per la storia della musica, ma insieme un romanzo appassionante e un ritratto "militante" di mezzo secolo di cultura nera americana.

Brother Ray L Autobiografia

Author: Charles Ray
Editor: Minimum Fax
ISBN: 8875216940
Size: 15,76 MB
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Come fa un ragazzino nero cresciuto a piedi scalzi in un paesello della Florida negli anni Trenta a trasformarsi in un fenomeno musicale planetario? Come fa un cieco a farsi strada fino all’Olimpo delle star lasciandosi guidare, invece che da un cane e da un bastone, solo dal suo amore per la musica? Questa è la storia audace, appassionante e quasi miracolosa di Ray Charles, raccontata dal suo stesso protagonista con un candore e un entusiasmo rari. Dalle prime lezioni di piano nel retrobottega di un emporio ai tour nelle selvagge dance hall di provincia, fino agli studi delle grandi case discografiche e alle arene di mezzo mondo, Ray ripercorre le tappe di una vita avventurosa e determinata e di una carriera lunghissima, e insieme la storia della musica e della società americane (senza tacere nulla delle sue esperienze con il sesso e la droga, delle sue convinzioni politiche e dei suoi dilemmi religiosi). A chiudere questa imperdibile autobiografia, aggiornata fino agli ultimi giorni di vita dell’autore, c’è un’utile discografia completa e commentata.

Il Business Diverte L Autobiografia

Author: Richard Branson
Editor: Tecniche Nuove
ISBN: 884812495X
Size: 17,10 MB
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Psychic Confusion Sonic Youth Story

Author: Stevie Chick
Editor: Music Sales Group
ISBN: 1847727050
Size: 15,84 MB
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Miles

Author: Miles Davis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671725823
Size: 18,15 MB
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Miles discusses his life and music from playing trumpet in high school to the new instruments and sounds from the Caribbean.

Renegade

Author: Mark E. Smith
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241972434
Size: 20,59 MB
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Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music - odd,spare, cranky and repetitious - an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS The Fall - 47 members have come and gone over the years yet he remains its charismatic leader, a professional outsider and all-round enemy of compromise, a true enigma. There have been a number of biographies of the legendary Smith, but this is the first time he has opened up in a full autobiography. For the first time we get to hear his full, candid take on the ups and downs of a band as notorious for its in-house fighting as for its great music; and on a life that has endured prison in America, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce, and the often bleak results of a legendary thirst.

Set The Boy Free

Author: Johnny Marr
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062438727
Size: 14,88 MB
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The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths. An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofounded, remains one of the most beloved bands ever, and have a profound influence on a number of acts that followed—from the Stone Roses, Suede, Blur, and Radiohead to Oasis, The Libertines, and Arctic Monkeys. Marr recalls his childhood growing up in the northern working-class city of Manchester, in a house filled with music. He takes us back to the summer of 1982 when, at eighteen, he sought out one Stephen Morrissey to form a new band they called The Smiths. Marr invites fans on stage, on the road, and in the studio for the five years The Smiths were together and how after a rapid ascent, the working-class teenage rock star enjoyed and battled with the perks of success until ideological differences, combined with his much publicized strained relationships with fellow band mates, caused him to leave in 1987. Marr’s “escape” as he calls it, ensured the beginning of the end for one of the most influential groups of a generation. But The Smiths’ end was only the beginning for Marr. The bona-fide guitar hero continues to experiment and evolve in his solo career to this day, playing with Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Modest Mouse, Oasis and collaborating today’s most creative and renowned artists. Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.

The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell

Author: Marilyn Manson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062212656
Size: 15,85 MB
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When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, readers were shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial, and best-selling rock book of its time—and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since. Marilyn Manson is not just a music icon, it turned out, but one of the best storytellers of his generation. Written with bestselling author Neil Strauss, beautifully designed with dozens of exclusive photographs, and modeled on Dante's Inferno, this edition of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell features a bonus chapter not in the hardcover. In the shocking and candid memoir, Manson takes readers from backstage to emergency rooms to jail cells, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country. Along the way, you'll hear what happens to fans—and celebrities—who dare to venture backstage with the one of the world's most dangerous rock stars. In the words of Elle magazine, the book "makes Madonna's infamous Sex seem downright wholesome in comparison."