Exit Stage Left: The curious afterlife of pop stars

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Exit Stage Left: The curious afterlife of pop stars

Exit Stage Left: The curious afterlife of pop stars

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We especially recommend "Exit Stage Left" to anyone pursuing a career in music and anyone who made it out alive.

Even tha path to success is different, some were marketed, some paid dues for awhile, some left, some the band left behind.I made a conscious decision to end my celebrity career when I suspected that decision was not far from being made for me. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. There is a sort of morbid curiosity turning the stone over and seeing where the likes of Hothouse Flowers, Terrance Trent D’arby and Moloko have crawled to. The obsession with the new obviously leaves so many on dust heaps of various shapes and sizes, and this is their story. The musicians covered vary widely across genre, success story, and decade: Dexy's Midnight Runners, Musical Youth, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Natalie Merchant, Robbie Williams, Joan Armatrading, Terence Trent D'arby, Tenpole Tudor, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Sugarcubes, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, John McLean, Mission UK.

He has written widely on the arts, family and health, and is the author of two novels, a memoir on fatherhood, and other non-fiction works. These are tales of heroin addiction, bankruptcy, depression, divorce - but also of optimism, a genuine love of the craft, humility and hope. S. publications, sometimes catching up with the same artists multiple times over the course of their careers.A chapter is devoted to each musical artist and contains their personal commentary, which makes it more interesting. I told my bandmates that I was quitting the band, packed a bag and bought a one-way plane ticket to Philadelphia.

For a journalist, this book provided the rare opportunity to dig into the lives of musicians beyond the album release or tour that they’re promoting at the moment. One fact emerges clearly from every story in Exit Stage Left: there is an unshakable identity that crystallises in anyone who has had any pop success. I enjoyed Duerden’s writing style - it’s witty and astute, and subtle enough to know when he’s (deservedly) gently ribbing a particular quote from his interviewees, without being sneery. Robbie Williams discusses his surprisingly lonely, low-key bachelor life when moving to Los Angeles after becoming the UK’s biggest pop star. g. Don McLean and Leo Sayer) up to the 2010s, with the bulk coming from 80s pop, and 90s indie bands.The book ranges across most British acts from punk to rock to pop and even a novelty act or two, most known, and few unknown, or unknown to American ears. Duerden deserves a lot of praise for tracking down a diverse group or artists, and getting them to talk.

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