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Kink An Autobiography (Hardcover)

Author:  Dave Davies
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0786861495
ISBN-13: 9780786861491
Sku: 210771690
Publish Date: 2/17/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1T
Pages:  288
Age Range:  22 to UP
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In this explosive account, Dave Davies reveals all of the inside stories of his exciting and turbulent years as the founding member and lead guitarist of the Kinks. In this uncut account of life on the edge, Davies delves into the turbulence of his own amazing life - from his inauspicious beginnings as a teenage dropout in the Muswell Hill suburb of North London to sudden and unbelievable stardom, plagued by an often volatile relationship with his older brother. Through Davies' eyes, we see how the evolution of that relationship is reflected in their music. And Dave Davies holds nothing back in describing their lifelong feud, including the time Ray tried to trade Dave to a wealthy gay concert promoter in exchange for his mansion. From his 1960s hedonism, Dave Davies' life as a rocker visited extreme lows and highs. In Kink, he looks at how he survived the cut-throat dealings of the record business, conquered alcohol and drugs, and overcame the tortures of paranoia and mental breakdown and his suicide attempts. And here, for the first time, Dave tells his remarkable story of personal spiritual awakening that profoundly changed his life.The co-founder of the long-lived English rock group, The Kinks, recounts his turbulent life in the whirlpool of pop stardom, his notorious feuds with his brother and band-mate, Ray, and his long affair with singer Chrissie Hynde
These observations and anecdotes from younger brother Dave--of the two brothers that formed the band the Kinks--display a sharp eye for characters, contest some of his older bother's claims about important contributions to the music, and enthusiastically convey the traditional rock 'n' roll exploits of alcoholic sprees, trashed hotels, and indiscriminate sex with both genders.


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"A far less ambitious but ultimately more satisfying account of Kinkdom than the colder, more evasive 'X-Ray.'" 12/01/1996

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
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