Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bookmarks - Internet stuff: Louise Wener

Hopefully, the next edition of Louise Wener's Different For Girls can drop the off-putting thumbs-up on the cover from Fearne Cotton now that Jude Rogers has reviewed it for the New Statesman:

Wener also dismantles the myth that the likes of Blur were intelligent pop revolutionaries. She describes their rudeness, their ruthless ambition and their "easy, bohemian, moneyed odour". And then there are the groupies. Wener leaves nothing out. The bassist Alex James tells a young woman, "You're ugly, but I'm going to fuck you anyway," while their tour manager is despatched to select attractive girls from the audience and give them after-show tickets, known as "Blur-job passes".


2 comments:

Peter D said...

I read this book a few weeks ago and on the whole it was honest and informative. I was a Sleeper fan and in What Do I Do Now? they produced one of my favourite ever songs. I also have read all of Louise Weners books. I was however a hairs breadth away from not buying it due to the publishers thinking I give a flying fuck what Fearne fucking Cotton thinks. What next the front cover of Hammer of The Gods "this book is well wicked - Reggie Yates".

Mbop Promotions said...

Haha - too right Peter! Sounds like a revealing and refreshing read.

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