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Dancing in the Darkness by [Poullain, Frankie]
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"The bassist reveals how he introduced a porn star toLemmy from Motorhead as a peace offering, and gave up a chance to pull actress Kirsten Dunst." "Sun""

About the Author

Frankie Poullain was a Venezuelan tour guide until he was bullied into playing bass guitar for glam-metal pranksters The Darkness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5142 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (12 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009M9NIKE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #359,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
Dancing in the Darkness

'Dancing in the Darkness' is an engrossing autobiography that often finds itself at odds with the established shibboleths of writing such a work. Frankie Poullain, aided by his Polish Cleaner-cum-therapist, sets out to write a self-help book drawing from his experiences and mistakes.

What you get is a refreshingly honest, warm, self-depticating, quirky and humorous jaunt through Poullain's unconventional first 41 years, predictably with mouth-aghast tales of rock'n'roll excess, and less so the truths and philosophies conveyed, often apologetically, that elevate it above most accounts of its kind. The chapter 'How To Lose Sight of Yourself' in particular is moving in its wisdom.

As well as possessing insight, sharpened by the awkwardness the author undoubtedly feels, he is able to spectate when others are consumed, hitch along for the ride rather than be the driver (unless popping to the shop for an Indian takeaway). Frankie is perfectly placed to analyse the trappings and pitfalls of being in a multi-platinum shifting International rock outfit, always as an outsider; the force behind the book somehow manages to be centrafugal and centrapetal at the same time.

Poullain has a keen sense of the absurd, complimented by the many illustrations that accompany the text, and he himself is only too aware of the absurdity of a bookish and sentitive type like himself ending up in a band like the Darkness. The book is therefore deliberately littered with contradictions and oxymorons.
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Format: Hardcover
Hey! Trust me. This is a lot of fun!

A mind expanding romp with Frankie, the favourite with 'The Darkness' fans.

It's not just about his time with the band. He takes us on a hugely entertaining tour of his life's ups and downs.

He's more than a rock star. He's also a very funny, quirky and self effacing writer.

Just look at a few of the chapters...

... How to Clone The Gene of Misfortune
... How to Pleasure Humanity Inappropriately
... How to Teach Someone a Lesson You'll Never Forget

Some of his observations had me laughing out loud.

Anyway... geddit! and you will.

Thanks Frankie.

Garth Robins x
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As I write this review in the gloom and cold of a November day in England, I am still able to remember what it was like in a time not long past where there was oh so fleeting joy, excitement and a reason to think there was a hope for the future. The reason for this positivity, the light that came to wipe away the greyness and misery was THE DARKNESS.

I remember it well. Stood there in the third row, left shoulder literally cooking in the sun that shone over Knebworth that summers day in 2003 (I still have a big patch of freckles to show for it too!), refusing to give up my prime spot to find my friends who were in possession of the much-needed sunblock, simply because I HAD to see this truly amazing band who I'd seen a video of only the day before. On that day as Justin, Dan, Ed and the glorious tache-bearing legend that was, and still is, Frankie Poullain, showed the throng exactly what The Darkness had to offer this otherwise miserable world you were just left with a euphoric feeling that this was the future, that anything was possible and that it would be that way forever now that they had arrived.

Of course such things are but folly to think and a mere 18 months later on a December night at Wembley Arena I could just sense that something was amiss and that it was all about to come crashing down around us...and I wasn't wrong. Frankie soon departed and the band took the title of their second album a little too literally...taking a one way ticket to 'hell' (they just forgot the 'and back' bit as they decided to disband).

The world became dark and gloomy once more....
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A very funny look at the humorous life of a rock star. Plenty of "Spinal Tap" moments, written in an articulate and self effacing manner.
Written before the Darkness reformed, a must for a rock fan!
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Everyone should read Frankie's book. I read it from cover to cover and was left with a warm glow of contentment as well as enlightenment by the end. What a lovely, intelligent, honest, fun person Frankie is.
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