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review Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB The trajectory of Suede hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete southern wankers' is recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender witty turbulent euphoric and bittersweet Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing route of London's emerging new 1990s indie bands gigs at ULU the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in W. Honest and beautiful Scarred Experiments with Violence in Gujarat recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender witty turbulent euphoric and bittersweet Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing Confessions of a Listmaniac The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary route of London's emerging new 1990s indie bands gigs at ULU the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in W. Honest and beautiful

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review Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Indsor and the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of one But in these halcyon days their potential was undeniable Anderson's creative partnership with guitarist Bernard Butler exposed a uniue and brilliant hybrid of lyric and sound; together they were a luminescent team burning brightly and creating some of the era's most revered songs and albumsIn Afternoons with the Blinds drawn Anderson unflinc. The seuel which as per an early chapter title Brett Anderson had sworn he wouldn t write following Suede to fame and fortune and as such into the territory of so many other band narratives with success going to their head the slog of trying to break America fractures in what was once a tight knit gang feeling lost in the persona the press constructed around themyou know the drill And so does Brett who tries to offer insights from within the machine and sometimes succeeds but is often going over old ground all the same too many uotes that don t uite apply and superflous inverted commas lending the whole thing an air of What If Alan Partridge Was The Sex People Coal Black Mornings had its moments of pomposity and straining for effect its bathos that wasn t always intentional but the tendency is definitely pronounced here which may be almost inevitable in writing about the big time as against the uiet beginnings on top of which I imagine that as against the long percolating privately written first volume this probably came together in much of a rush Still for every painful passage the idea of Argentina as a victim of British imperialism elicited a particular wince from me there s a gem like the already notorious page on dreadful late single Electricity Which still isn t nearly harsh enough of course but does betray a degree of perspicacity the book doesn t always have Fuck it though I was never going to be immune to the appeal of reading a first hand account of that house on the hill in Highgate where the clouds of Dog Man Star gathered Or at the lighthearted end the ridiculous working titles for the songs and the incident with the tap dancer Still for all that Brett says he didn t want to add one entry to the long list of books about on tour shenanigans there s a part of me that would have loved to read something leaning a little into the sleaze with which Suede s music always hummed Of the two fucked up situations which fed into their masterpiece The Asphalt World we get plenty on the breakdown of relations with Bernard but little than tantalising hints of the perversity of the romance with a chaotic artist Although perhaps the truth could never have lived up to the inchoate visions the song conjures As the story moves out of that into the era of the initially sunnier relationship with Sam and the poppier songs on Coming Up it becomes a much easier read and from the author s own account write though it s never entirely clear if he realises how much he s making Richard Oakes sound like a comedy dogsbody But set against that even a song as flimsy as Starcrazy occasions a lovely little musing on the permanence of art Alas just as the first book was always going to end with a crescendo this one can t help but dribble out through those two terrible albums before the end and the My Drugs Hell that birthed them and knowing Brett now regrets them too is not that much consolation Still I imagine a third volume with Evenings in the title is inevitable covering the comeback and despite mostly finding the new stuff overrated they re uick enough reads that I ll probably get through it The Painter revered songs and albumsIn Afternoons with the Blinds drawn Anderson unflinc. 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review Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Hingly explores his relationship with addiction heartfelt in the regret that early musical bonds were severed and clear eyed on his youthful persona 'As a young man I oscillated between morbid self reflection and vainglorious narcissism' he writes His honesty sharply self aware and articulate makes this a compelling autobiography and a brilliant insight into one of the most significant bands of the last uarter centur. A change of pace from the previous instalment and there s much to admire in what Anderson attempts here as he tries to eschew the clich s of an autobiography charting the glory years of his rock bandHis prose is elegant and captivating even when you spot the odd pattern of repeated phrases and the same ground gets covered than once He knows how to powerfully convey the emotion of and subseuent reflections on defining events and the sections covering the famous parts of the Suede legend are sensitively handled without ever risking salaciousness There s also a thoughtful exploration of image manipulation and the formation of a public persona which underpins much of the decade covered hereThe creation of Suede s first five albums are covered in decreasing volume and with a level of depth that s fitting and commensurate to the work being described He s unflinchingly honest in his assessment of both his work and his relationships over the period of Suede s rise and fall stopping far short of the re riseThis volume misses some of the touches which made Coal Black Mornings so memorable and while not unsurprising it narrows the focus far to Anderson himself rather than the influences and figures around him who shaped and moulded him I m certain that it s an accurate reflection of that period in his life but his family who were such key figures before slip through the cracks here without mention and half of his bandmates are marginalised to the point of excision There s the odd occasion where it perversely declines to follow through on events which are set up as pivotal eg the reappearance of Justine Frischmann his relationship with Sam or even shaking off narcotic addiction and as a result swathes of the story are left danglingFor the most part the pace is perfectly judged and I was moved by the level of detailed personal analysis employed but found the wrap up jarring and in need of some additional space to convey the weight of its ignominious endpoint


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    (PDF) [Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn] ✓ Brett Anderson I enjoyed Brett Anderson’s first autobiographical book “Coal Black Mornings“ immensely Anderson proved to be elouent engaging and terse all in good waysThis second book should never have been I mean the first chapter of the book is “The book I said I would never write”The first one finished where Suede

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    (PDF) [Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn] ✓ Brett Anderson A thoughtful reflection on the effect of fame on a person and their relationship with others and reality Brett doesn't spare himself in this book This has the effect of reviewing events from a distance always seen with hindsight which removes some of the tension but makes very interesting readingI feel I have insight into

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  • Hardcover
  • 280
  • Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
  • Brett Anderson
  • English
  • 14 February 2020
  • 9781408711842