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Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up And Tried To Be A Pop Star (2013)

Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star (2013)

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1844088669 (ISBN13: 9781844088669)
Virago UK

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I was never a fan of the EBTG sound and if I'm honest, I don't enjoy Tracey's voice very much.However, she struck me as someone who would have viewed the whole experience of being a pop star with enough intelligence and detachment to give an honest account.I was right and her wry observations and humble re-telling of the duo's subsequent highs and lows charmed and amused me from the very first page.Hugely readable, I now view Tracey as a bit of a national treasure and thoroughly recommend this great book. This was a well-written, thoughtful reflection on Tracey Thorn's career as a pop star, first as a member of the all-girl band Marine Girls, and then as part of the husband-wife duo Everything But the Girl. I would imagine that many people would find the most interesting part of the memoir to be Thorn's explanation of the decisions that she and her couple of bands made about their music, e.g., Marine Girls' conscious decision not to play their instruments like true professionals (yes, I realize that I am oversimplifying), or the fact that EBTG very intentionally contrasted the sound of their music, which sometimes seemed like easy listening, with the stormy, emotional sense of their lyrics. Since I wasn't that interested in those explanations, having only heard a few EBTG songs in my life, the book was sometimes a slog.

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This was one of my fav bands during college. Loved reading all about their personal stories.

Pretty good - much better than Morrisey (I could only get through about 5 pages of his book)

I love her and want her to be my best friend and come over for tea and cakes.

I love Everything But the Girl. I love this girl. I love this book.

Wonderful and candid! Loved it.

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