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A Cure for Gravity A Musical Pilgrimage (Paperback)

Author:  Joe Jackson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0306810018
ISBN-13: 9780306810015
Sku: 30636427
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  296
Age Range:  NA
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Now in paperback comes the candid, inspiring memoir of becoming a musician by the renowned composer and pop star. Far from a standard-issue celebrity autobiography, "A Cure for Gravity" is a smart, passionate book about music, the creative process, and coming of age as an artist.
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Since the release of his first best-selling album Look Sharp in 1979, Joe Jackson has forged a singular career in music through his originality as a composer and his notoriously independent stance toward music-business fashion. He has also been a famously private person, whose lack of interest in his own celebrity has been interpreted by some as aloofness. That reputation is shattered by A Cure for Gravity, Jackson's enormously funny and revealing memoir of growing up musical, from a culturally impoverished childhood in a rough English port town to the Royal Academy of Music, through London's Punk and New Wave scenes, up to the brink of pop stardom. Jackson describes his life as a teenage Beethoven fanatic; his early piano gigs for audiences of glass-throwing skinheads; and his days on the road with long-forgotten club bands. Far from a standard-issue celebrity autobiography, A Cure for Gravity is a smart, passionate book about music, the creative process, and coming of age as an artist.
The successful rock musician and songwriter chronicles his life in music, from his miserable childhood in a rough naval town, through his days as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, to the succession of bands leading up to his solo career. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.


London Review of Books
"Also released in October is Joe Jackson's gritty, funny and revealing memoir of making it in music: A CURE FOR GRAVITY." - Iain Banks 10/14/1999

New York Times
"This is an intelligent, thoughtful look into the mind of an artist who always considered himself an outsider; Jackson led a rather ordinary lower-class existence, but his musical talent set him apart. He describes the grueling, sometimes painful day-to-day life of a struggling musician...." - Charles Salzberg 12/12/1999

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0296
Product attributePublisher:   Da Capo Press
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