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Mark Lanegan – former frontman with Seattle proto-grunge pioneers the Screaming Trees – gives us an extraordinary snapshot of the reality behind the myths of the rock star as junkie.
Football, club culture, MDMA and Sex Pistols-influenced rock ’n’ roll all came together in the heady dream of the Nineties. And then it fell apart.
The book terminates at the 200-page mark, just as the band receive their first hysterical reviews.
Life After Dark: a History of British Nightclubs and Music Venues reveals the ghosts of hedonism past.
Asking a decent editor to save this book would have been like asking a doctor to help a corpse that had fallen from the top of the Empire State Building.
Twenty years ago, it felt like John Niven and his fellow indie kids had won pop's cold war. But then the madness set in.