R.E.M.: Fiction: An Alternative Biography (2020)

R E M Fiction An Alternative Biography A unique biography of one of the most influential rock bands of the last three decades R E M formed in the early s and sold almost no records for the first ten years of their existence yet the medi
  • Title: R.E.M.: Fiction: An Alternative Biography
  • Author: David Buckley
  • ISBN: 9781852279271
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • R.E.M.: Fiction: An Alternative Biography
    A unique biography of one of the most influential rock bands of the last three decades R.E.M formed in the early 80s and sold almost no records for the first ten years of their existence, yet the media portrayal of them has been unquestioning They shot to fame in the 1990s with their singles Out of Time and Automatic for the People selling over 25 million copies betweeA unique biography of one of the most influential rock bands of the last three decades R.E.M formed in the early 80s and sold almost no records for the first ten years of their existence, yet the media portrayal of them has been unquestioning They shot to fame in the 1990s with their singles Out of Time and Automatic for the People selling over 25 million copies between them They were heralded as the saviors of US rock David Buckley reanalyzes this accepted view of them, taking a close look at their music and public persona and providing a compelling must read for all rock fans Definitive, informed reanalysis of the R.E.M myth, drawing on interviews with many of the band s closest associates and friends By the author of the critically acclaimed David Bowie Strange Fascination Includes previously unseen early photographs.
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    One Reply to “R.E.M.: Fiction: An Alternative Biography”

    1. I can t remember whether I ve read a band biography since I was at school and someone lent me a copy of, I think, Heavy Water, a Kurt Cobain bio, shortly after his death, but I m familiar with Frank Zappa s dictum that writing about music is like dancing about architecture Unless you are a trained musician which I am not technical discussion of music will tends towards the impenetrable, and discussion of the mood, emotion or feel of music is all too often full of awkward metaphors that usually f [...]

    2. Probably the definitive R.E.M bio because it delights in passive aggressive snark and mythbusting instead of just engaging in hagiography and hero worship while still spinning a deep, deep bio and career evaluation I love that Buckley and the publisher seem to have just skipped the editing process entirely forget paragraphs, we re talking full page, unedited quotes that barely have anything to do with the main narrative just mixed in for the hell of it In almost any other book, it would drive me [...]

    3. I actually enjoyed Fiction a lot than I expected to, especially because its title and exterior seem to emanate churned out rock bio While not as comprehensive or essential as It Crawled From the South , Buckley succeeds in producing something Marcus Gray does not a cogent, accessible narrative about REM Buckley s use of quotations from relevant players in the story and from the band members themselves really lends an air of authority to this book There are often entire pages of another person s [...]

    4. Very cool I have loved R.E.M for a long time I liked the stuff I heard from Out of Time, but when Automatic for the People came out when I was 13, I was hooked But, I ve had a relatively small knowledge of the specifics on their history So, I had wanted to read a good biography of them for a while And, as it turns out, I knew quite a bit than I thought The slant the biographer has is a little annoying same complaint I have with the Sonic Youth biography the writer s view towards sales is skewed [...]

    5. Da fan dei R.E.M ho molto apprezzato le storie e i retroscena dei loro primi anni e il racconto dell ascesa al successo Con l avvicinarsi della cronaca al tempo presente i dettagli e gli anedotti diminuiscono per lasciare spazio alle speculazioni e alle analisi dall esterno come forse normale il successo mainstream in calando e la proverbiale compatezza e ritrosia del gruppo non hanno probabilmente permesso di fare di pi.Comunque ottimo, sia per i fan sia per chi vuole arricchire la propria cult [...]

    6. I usually gravitate to these kinds of books because I like the artists music and I want to find out This is pretty good It does conform to some unwritten rules 1 The best stuff is always before they were successful.2 There are loads of sources at the start, about the early work and this gradually tails off The famous older successful the less we know or can find ouit about them.However, it was good for me to have the actual music on that I was reading about.I don t think I will give it 5 becau [...]

    7. A charming, engrossing and unpredictable recounting of the band s rise and some would say fall I especially like the detailed account of how Peter Buck and Michael Stipe met Pete was working in an Athens record store and Michael would stop in and soon the record buying turned to talking about records They chatted up everything from Patti Smith to The Raspberries, Big Star to Television.

    8. A wonderful REM biography for any diehard fan I found out so many interesting facts about my favorite band Fiction was engrossing and not dry like some bios can be.

    9. apparently, there are things even i didn t know about r.e.m or at least there were before i started reading this book.

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