TELLING STORIES BY TIM BURGESSSKU: BK-368 BOOK TIM BURGESS
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Telling Stories by Tim Burgess
The Charlatans. Madchester. Britpop. Taking on the world. Here are the highs, the lows, the joys, the agonies, and the stories of what it’s like to be in a rock band, as told by front man and survivor, Tim Burgess. For readers who enjoyed Life by Keith Richards and Bit of a Blur by Alex James, Telling Stories by Tim Burgess is one of the finest music books of recent times. It’s a story of achievement and survival, from London to LA.
Tim Burgess was born in Salford but grew up in a village near Northwich, Cheshire. Leaving school at 16 to work at ICI, his real love was music and soon afterwards he was invited to join new band The Charlatans. For twelve years Burgess lived in Los Angeles, but he has recently returned to the UK.
Often created in opposition to mainstream music, Indie or Indie Rock is the output of authentic bands that are producing music away from the big commercial labels. The movement is regarded as being created in the UK with the release of C86 tape by NME. The C86 tape was a collection of bands and included Primal Scream, The Wedding Present, The Soup Dragons and Half Man Half Biscuit. The indie scene spawned the Stone Roses and Oasis and more recently the Arctic Monkeys and Mystery Jets.
We recommend John Robb’s The Stone Roses and Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds –Any Road Will Get Us There.