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History of a Highly-Sentient Slap-Headed Chancer,
This review is from: On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno (Paperback)
Yes, a great read, with a lot of detail (often very amusing) and good contextualisation about Brian's very very productive and stimulating life after he walked out on his style-cramping wife and infant daughter to become the Stephen Fry of electronic music. His youth sounds too idyllic to be true and the period 1970-82 or so, a manic idyll. As noted by other reviewers, the momentum is lost around the mid-80s when Brian starts spending much more time as a producer, settles down more properly domestically and generally changes into an all-purpose cultural-manager/rentagob, always ready to big up whatever tat he's involved in at the time or is looking to avail himself of. Even the author concedes that Brian's much-touted avant-garde lava-lamps have never taken off, notwithstanding their inventor's frequent self-serving prophecies about the end of non-generative Art, and that a suicide pact with Martin Amis, another prominent cultural weather-vane, is probably a good career move at this point.