Silke Leicher;Manuel Schreiner
Release Date: 01 October 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
The coolest bands in American, British, and German independent music share visual histories of important times in their lives.
Guy Berryman gets lost in the Pompidou Center, James Valentine draws an LA "Everyman" (and worries about possibly becoming one in future), Pete Doherty leads a tour through a Moscow that very few of us will ever visit....From the original London Bridge in the middle of Arizona to the Pixies' backstage ban on beer, life on tour always offers surprises.
Indie music lives, and exactly how it lives is engagingly shown in this collection of drawings by members of the most successful bands in America, Britain, and Germany. Places they've been, private moments, concerts and tours, hopes and dreams: the book brings together the intimate thoughts and experiences of a wide range of musicians and presents a kaleidoscope of the lively independent music scene.
The contributing musicians were asked to think about something in the past that had an important impact on them, a person or event that still resonates, and to draw it. The resulting sketches and their connected stories reveal a personal dimension to their lives that no interview ever could.
Featured bands include Aqualung, Babyshambles & the Libertines, Belle and Sebastian, Coldplay, The Dandy Warhols, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, Hoobastank, Howie Day, Interpol, Keane, The Killers, Maroon 5, Nada Surf, Oasis, The Raconteurs, The Shins, Snow Patrol, Travis, and more. 106 color illustrations.
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