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where's the juice?
on 13 September 2004
I bought this book because i like reading about the highs and lows and all the extravagance of The Eighties.
I thought Almond's book would be fab as he is known for his lifestyle in the eighties at the height of his career.
I was quite disappointed. It seems like Almond's written te book just to comment on all the things people have said about him in the press. He keeps bringing things up that people have said about him, or things that he thinks people say about him, and then goes on about why that is not true. What can i say,..... booooring! yes darling, whatever. Where is all the juice, the gossip, the bitching? Marc takes himself and his music very seriously in this book and writes about every single song he ever released, how it was made, who played what instrument, how much sleep he'd had the night before, what drugs he was on, the state of his mascara and how well it did in the charts in which countries.
Unless you are a real fan of his music and take it just as serious as Almond does, this book is just a bit dry. Like trying to whistle with a cracker in your mouth.
Best books on eighties I have read sofar are Boy George's 'Take it Like a Man', and that Motley Crue book. Can't remember the name.