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ISBN:
0099522268
Author:
Luke Haines
Language:
English
Publisher:
Windmill; 1St Edition edition (December 1, 2009)
Pages:
256 pages
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Rating:
4.9
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Luke Haines is a psychopath who has written a number of interesting songs, and, exactly like his albums, you start this book enjoying the scathing tone, the vindictive wit, but Haines' voice eventually becomes wearing. No messing around, Haines pretty much kicks the book off with him forming The Auteurs and charges forward through the 1990s, relishing his bitter rivalry with Suede, Blur, Oasis, Elastica and anyone else who came near his orbit.

Luke Haines learned guitar in the red light district of Portsmouth and subsequently formally studied music at the . Bear in mind that Haines admits most of his thoughts reflect the boy he was in the '90s, so the book doesn't necessarily reflect his present state of mind.

Luke Haines learned guitar in the red light district of Portsmouth and subsequently formally studied music at the London College of Music. If you're a huge Blur, Oasis, Boo Radleys, Verve-the list goes on-fan, be aware that Mr. Haines has very little use for any of these bands. Don't take it personally.

Luke Haines, a singer-songwriter who has made a living from number 41 hits and canny publishing deals for . He has deflated that notion, comprehensively so, by writing this book. Haines has never been as gnomic in song as he turns out to be in prose.

Luke Haines, a singer-songwriter who has made a living from number 41 hits and canny publishing deals for nearly 20 years without ever becoming a household name, isn't the likeliest idol to have, but he once was one of mine. When he begins or ends a sentence with the term "man", he means it, man. He has no new light to shed on what makes the mucky nihilism of the Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop so attractive to middle-class boys growing up in Hampshire. He tried hard to move on from Portsmouth.

Luke Haines was the lead singer of the 1990s band the Auteurs

Luke Haines was the lead singer of the 1990s band the Auteurs.

Bad Vibes is the true story of English Rock in the nineties. Funny, honest and ridiculously entertaining, Luke Haines attacks anyone within rifle range, and is more than happy to turn the gun on himself. Written with wit, brio and no small amount of bile, Luke Haines recounts how it felt to ride a wave of self-congratulatory success in a world with no taste. As frontman of The Auteurs, Haines tells of supporting Suede, conquering France, and failing to break America. Of knuckle-headed musos, baffling tours and a swiftly unravelling personal life. Bad Vibes is a brilliant memoir from a man who tells it how it was - and how he wishes it hadn't been.

Forget Blur/Oasis and Cool Britannia. None of that actually happened. Bad Vibes" is the true story of English Rock in the nineties

Forget Blur/Oasis and Cool Britannia. Bad Vibes" is the true story of English Rock in the nineties. Of knuckle-headed musos, baffling tours, and a swiftly unravelling personal life. And of what it's like to be on the cusp of massive success.

By popular acclaim, the big winners of British rock in the 1990s were the "Britpop" bands and it is they who . This was, and still is, intensely annoying to Luke Haines, a man whose "biblical desire for revenge" has spawned a.

By popular acclaim, the big winners of British rock in the 1990s were the "Britpop" bands and it is they who have had the narrative field to themselves ever since. From 1993 until the end of the decade, the north/south jousting between Blur and Oasis, the geeky posturing of Jarvis Cocker of Pulp and the retro reclamation of the mod aesthetic of the 1960s by a slew of groups with cutesy names such as Menswear, became the measure by which success was judged and reputations brokered.

Just as Mark E Smith surprised everyone with his Renegade memoirs earlier this year, so Auteurs frontman and all-round misanthrope Luke Haines sets out to shock/ inspire with his version of what happened in Britain between 1990 and 1997

Just as Mark E Smith surprised everyone with his Renegade memoirs earlier this year, so Auteurs frontman and all-round misanthrope Luke Haines sets out to shock/ inspire with his version of what happened in Britain between 1990 and 1997. What’s most shocking about the trajectory of his numerous incarnations is Haines’ seemingly unquenchable desire to destroy his own career and, later, staggeringly, his health. Anyone familiar with his cruelly underrated canon will not be surprised to read sentences such as, It really is a great time to be dead, after learning of the suicide of Kurt Cobain.

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Forget Blur/Oasis and Cool Britannia. None of that actually happened. "Bad Vibes" is the true story of English Rock in the nineties. Written with wit, brio and no small amount of bile, Luke Haines recounts how it felt to ride a wave of self-congratulatory success in a world with no taste. As frontman of The Auteurs, Haines tells of supporting Suede, conquering France, and failing to break America. Of knuckle-headed musos, baffling tours, and a swiftly unravelling personal life. And of what it's like to be on the cusp of massive success. Funny, honest and ridiculously entertaining, Luke Haines attacks anyone within rifle range, and is more than happy to turn the gun on himself. "Bad Vibes" is a brilliant memoir from a man who tells it how it was - and how he wishes it hadn't been.
  • Silly Dog
This was a quick read, about 90's Britpop, by a guy who was there, and. Is so full of himself, he thinks the whole scene revolved around him. Like most rock frontmen, Haines has an inflated ego and sense of his place in the Rock cosmos. The Auteurs were a great band. Their first album is classic; their sophomore and 3rd records had some superb moments. They were not on the same level as Verve, Pulp or Bernard Butler's Suede, though, by any means.
This book is super in the know, and pretty funny. I was entertained. I would probably limit recommending this to readers familiar with Haines and/or the Auteurs, or at the very least, those interested in rock music.
  • Whitescar
If you love music, read this.

Luke Haines is hilarious. He tears everyone around him to shreds, yet you'll learn to love him. His writing is adorable and his view of the world around him is painfully accurate. I'm a massive Auteurs fan, so I enjoyed learning the author's intention behind many of my favorite songs. You definitely don't need to like or know his music, but it'll enrich your experience.

Bear in mind that Haines admits most of his thoughts reflect the boy he was in the '90s, so the book doesn't necessarily reflect his present state of mind. If you're a huge Blur, Oasis, Boo Radleys, Verve--the list goes on--fan, be aware that Mr. Haines has very little use for any of these bands. Don't take it personally. At one point he admits with great pain that he has a soft spot for Modern Life is Rubbush.

How I wish this book had made a splash in America. I'd recommend ordering the first three Auteurs albums (New Wave, Now I'm a Cowboy, After Murder Park) along with this book if you want to get the full experience. Also look into obtaining a copy of Baader Meinhof, which is apparently hard to find these days. The book ends near the end of the '90s, so we only get a tiny glimpse at his work with Black Box Recorder.
  • Felhann
The oxymoronic title for this review does hold true. Mr Haines is a gleefully cynical chronicler of the Britpop years, tongue presumably firmly in cheek, though you don't doubt the sincerity of some of his bile. Great fun from start to finish. Highly recommended whether you're a huge music fan or not.