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1408711842
Book:Afternoons with the blinds drawn; Brett Anderson:2019 Afternoons with the blinds drawn; Brett Anderson
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Author: Anderson, Brett
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 780.92 ANDERSON
Publisher: Little, Brown, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781408711842
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The trajectory of Suede - hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete southern wankers' - is recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson, whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender, witty, turbulent, euphoric and bittersweet. Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing route of London's emerging new 1990s indie bands - gigs at ULU, the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in Windsor - and the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of one. But in these halcyon days, their potential was undeniable. In 'Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn', Anderson unflinchingly explores his relationship with addiction, heartfelt in the regret that early musical bonds were severed, and clear-eyed on his youthful persona.
Additional information: 280 pages, 23 cm, hbk
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Book:Coal black mornings:2019
Author: Anderson, Brett
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
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Physical or Electronic: Physical
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