Scar Tissue Paperback – 30 Sep 2005
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Kiedis recounts his pharmacological odyssey with wide-eyed relish and a refreshing lack of rehab remorse (SUNDAY TIMES)
Everyone who reads this genuinely outrageous book will have their own favourite scene (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
An entertaining account of being the most priapic, junkie member of California's most priapic, junkie rock band (GUARDIAN)
The year's most astonishing rock autobiography (OBSERVER) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
* The frank, shocking and inspiring autobiography of Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'the world's biggest band' (MOJO) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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A.K. gives an insight into the mind and behaviour of an addict with refreshing honesty; there's no preaching here. He recounts his childhood and writes much about the Chili Peppers themselves, detailing their ups and downs (there's a lot of both), their creative processes and the meaning behind some of their songs.
Whether you're a fan of the Chili Peppers or not, this is a great autobiography and I thoroughly recommend it.
Anthony takes you on a high-octane, haywire journey through his rollercoaster of a life! Pure rock'n roll start to finish! The narrative is very graphic and matter-of-fact which makes it all the more compulsive reading. Scar Tissue is an eye opener of a read in that whilst it's harrowing in places as it takes you through the extreme lows of Kiedis's life-long drug use, every re-lapse was heartbreaking, it'll also touch you to the very core. The scenes showing the incredibly deep bond that runs between Anthony and Flea will have the most stone-hearted reaching for the tissues. You'll feel as though you're right there going through all the drama with him and the band. What'll get you the most in this book is Anthony's honesty and just how emtional this dude is - the man has a heart the size of Texas and he ain't afraid to use it - i dare you to not fall in love with him by the end of it! Chili Peppers rock, no question.
It takes you through an amazing journey with Anthony Kedids and some of the photos are fab.
Recommended for fans or people just discovering the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The book: 465 pages in tiny print describing a life of excesses in every sense became at times a tedious read, mainly because Anthony's life is self-described and delivered by what I define a rather flat narrative. A repetition of events -and most often, a vicious circle, literally- that failed to engage me in full in a few parts. That does not mean that I did not "appreciate" the content. If anything, his is an often brutal testimony of what a serious drug addiction can do to a human being (I felt that this book was more about his drug addiction than about his life or the RHCP).
The "facts": oh, I would have a thing or two to say about his upbringing, I am itching to do it. But. Anthony comes out to be so non-judgemental, so not-critical, so loving towards his family, which he clearly loves to bits to this day, that I am discouraged to say anything more about it. And I respect him for not pointing any accusing finger, about back then or later on. He is not blaming anyone, or at least, that's the way I have perceived the core of this book. In his words, it was mostly all about "the shortcut", which brought him to jump fences instead of walking on a proper path, figuratively and literally. The drugs, his love stories, his songs, the band, the friends he has lost to drugs, the rehabs, and drugs again... An indefinable sense of hopelessness, sometimes peppered with sober, more productive moments, where the love towards life shines in full. I think that it is at this point that he chose to write the book, after a few years of sobriety.Read more ›
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I struggled to put this down mkst nights. If you're a fan of the Chili's you'll love it as it gives background to some of their mother bizarre lyrics. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pillage91
Well written. A book for all aspiring musicians, or people who are trying to get out of drugs.Published 4 months ago by H Wang
I don't read much, but couldn't put this down over summer, great read and really interesting if you're a RHCP fan. Great storiesPublished 5 months ago by Owen