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Good, but Bad Vibes is better
on 27 May 2013
It's often the case that pop stars produce their better work early in their careers.
I'm not sure this is wholly true for Haines, who has produced some works of true brilliance along the way.
This book picks up where Bad Vibes: Britpop and my part in its downfall left off, and covers the Black Box Recorder part of his career.
It gets a bit repetitive - a lot of time spent essentially feeling sorry for himself down the pub, or on a perhaps drug related journey. Who knows. Either way, such episodes have been written about in a better way by such as Julian Cope (Head On).
Despite that the book has moments of high entertainment, but doesn't maintain the standard set by its predecessor.
It's still got more style and personality than most music autobiographies though, and was worth the read.
Hopefully there will be more to come, both musically, and later, by way of back story.