This is the most honest, funny, outrageous, drug-fuelled rollercoaster of an autobiography since Howard Marks. A cult classic.' Mirror This is the story of Bez, the man with the maracas and Shaun Ryder's sidekick in the Happy Mondays.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
This is a story of Bez, the man with the maracas and Shaun Ryder's sidekick in the Happy Mondays. Bez was the embodiment of the eighties 'Madchester' scene - when asked by a journalist why he took so may drugs he replied, 'It's my job.' Freaky Dancin' is a rollercoaster ride through the excesses of rock 'n' roll. It is also the story of how a petty criminal, with no future, got up on stage one night at The Hacienda and found himself famous. 'No one has truly and more fully lived the rock lifestyle since The Who's Keith Moon. This is the most honest, funny, outrageous, drug-fuelled rollercoaster of an autobiography since Howard Marks. A cult classic.' Mirror 'Bez emerges as a dangerous lunatic whose entire life is motivated by the pursuit of drugs. But, like his book, he's almost impossible not to like. Top one.' Mix Mag 'Bez presents his life as a triumph against the odds, the pills and thrills of a hyperactive kid who couldn't settle on anything except drugs and petty crime but fronted one of the most important bands of the past ten years.' The Times 'Bez's life story reads like that of a man who stole the world, sold it, bought it back on the cheap, and then left it on the back of a written-off jeep somewhere in the Caribbean.' New Musical Express
Freaky Dancin' is a mirror image of Tony Wilson's 24 Hour Party People; it is,
more or less, the same story told from the perspective of one of the other
participants. Wilson represented himself as one of the responsi- ble parties who
managed to ...
Author: Stan Beeler
Category: Social Science
In the late 1980s the rave phenomenon swept the youth culture of the United Kingdom, incorporating the generations' two newest social stimulants: modern electronic dance music and a notorious designer drug known as Ecstasy. Although the movement began in rebellion against mainstream culture, its underground dynamism soon attracted the interest of novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers who attempted to reflect the phenomenon in their works. Through artistic and commercial popularization, the once obscure subculture was transformed into a pop-culture behemoth with powerful links to the entertainment industry. This study deals with the transformative effects of film, television and literature on club culture. Chapters furthermore reflect club culture's own effect on crime, ethnicity, sexuality and drug use. As the study traces artistic depictions of club culture's development, each chapter focuses on individual books, films and television shows that reflect the transformation of the club culture into what it is today.
Author: Free Association (Organization)Publish On: 2011
William Morris1 FREAKY DANCIN' There's a great clip on YouTube. A young
man at a ... After a while he's joined by another reveller, and the pair start dancing
together, circling around and responding to each other's moves. But the real ...
Author: Free Association (Organization)
Publisher: PM Press
Category: Business & Economics
The first decade of the 21st century was marked by a series of global summits which seemed to assume ever greater importance - from the WTO ministerial meeting in Seattle at the end of 1999 to the G8 summits at Genoa, Evian and Gleneagles, up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen in 2009. But these global summits did not pass uncontested. Alongside and against them, there unfolded a different version of globalisation. Moments of Excess is a collection of texts which offer an insider's analysis of these counter-summit mobilisations.
There were Bez's onstage dancing lessons , Shaun Ryder's up to the minute
lyrical anecdotes and barfly philosophy , and the band's awesome groove . ... He
showed the crowd how they should interpret the music , how to freaky - dance .
Author: Steve Taylor
Publisher: A&C Black
Covers those bands and artists who have rejected the mainstream in favor of innovation, originality and the pursuit of their own unique musical identity.
Followup LPs Feel Me, Knights Qfllle Sound Table, Alligator Woman, Style, and
She's Strange delivered a rapid-fire dosage of beat-spanking, light—yet-heavy
funk chops; Jams like “Keep It Hot,” “Freaky Dancin' ,” “I Like It,” “Just Be Yourself,
Author: Rickey Vincent
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistible music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock, jazz, and the blues have-until now. Colorful, intelligent, and in-you-face, Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs, the musicians, the philosophy, and the meaning of funk. The book spans from the early work of James Brown (the Godfather of Funk) through today, covering funky soul (Stevie Wonder, the Temptations), so-called "black rock" (Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Isley Brothers), jazz-funk (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), monster funk (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band), naked funk (Rick James, Gap Band), disco-funk (Chic, K.C. and the Sunshine Band), funky pop (Kook & the Gang, Chaka Khan), P-Funk Hip Hop (Digital Underground, De La Soul), funk-sampling rap (Ice Cube, Dr. Dre), funk rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus), and more. Funk tells a vital, vibrant history-the history of a uniquely American music born out of tradition and community, filled with energy, attitude, anger, hope, and an irrepressible spirit.
5. freaky. dancing. In 1980, Ian Curtis, the twenty-three-year-old singer of Joy
Division, committed suicide. Curtis, a deeply troubled but mesmerising performer,
had all but predicted his own death in his unremittingly lugubrious lyrics.
Author: Matthew Collin
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Social Science
From its first publication in 1997, Altered State established itself as the definitive text on Ecstasy and dance culture. This new edition sees Matthew Collin cast a fresh eye on the heady events of the acid house 'Summer of Love' and the rave scene's euphoric escalation into commercial excess as MDMA became a mass-market narcotic. Altered State is the best-selling book on Ecstasy culture, using a cast of memorable characters to track the origins of the scene and its drug through psychedelic subcults, underground gay discos and the Balearic paradise of Ibiza, to the point where Tony Blair was using an Ecstasy anthem as an election campaign song. Altered State critically examines the ideologies and myths of the scene, documenting the criminal underside to the blissed-out image, shedding new light on the social history of the most spectacular youth movement of the twentieth century.
"This collection contains a foreword by Northern techno legend A Guy Called Gerald, all 11 volumes of the fanzine, The Highs Of Freaky Dancing, never seen before strips plus a scrapbook of sketches, reviews, fliers and photographs.
Freaky Dancing was the unofficial Haçienda acid house fanzine. It ran for 11 issues between July 1989 and August 1990. The first eight issues were given out free to people in the queue to the club on a Friday night. Later issues were sold around Manchester and reached a peak circulation of 750. The fanzine was put together by Paul 'Fish Kid' Gill and Ste Pickford with help from their friends and Haçienda regulars. It was written and drawn during the week then printed out using the photocopier in Ste's office after work on a Friday. The photocopier didn't survive. During the fanzine's lifespan The Haçienda became the most famous - and infamous - nightclub on earth. It was a year of incredible highs and dark lows. Ultimately the scene imploded in paranoia, shootings and way too many drugs. Freaky Dancing documented this journey from blissful optimism to inevitable self-destruction. Famous fans included Peter Hook of New Order, DJ Mike Pickering and Tony Wilson, who described it as, "The most important piece of journalism I've read in the last twenty years."This collection contains a foreword by Northern techno legend A Guy Called Gerald, all 11 volumes of the fanzine, The Highs Of Freaky Dancing, never seen before strips plus a scrapbook of sketches, reviews, fliers and photographs. It's a potent capsule of a special time and place in all of its ragged psychedelic glory - essential for rave scholars and fans of DIY culture alike.
... Out At Night Whodini 2/84 Freakshow On The Dance Floor Bar - Kays 27/82
Freaky Behavior Bar - Kays 3/81 Freaky Dancin ' Cameo 29/78 Freaky Deaky
Roy Ayers 71/79 Freaky People Crowd Pleasers 385/99 Freaky With You Jasper
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: Record Research
The only complete history of Billboard's "Hot RandB/Hip-Hop Singles" chart, this book by Joel Whitburn is a mammoth monument to one of America's most beloved music styles. All the chart hits are here with complete with in-depth chart data, essential artist information and much, much more! Arranged by artist, this authorized Billboard Chart book includes everything from the the early RandB bands, doo-wop groups, sweet soul singers, hot funk unites, sexy divas and the hottest hip-hop stars of today. Each listing has a bio summary and then shows peak chart position, chart debut date, total weeks charted for every song that cracked the charts. Over 4,400 artists and nearly 20,000 song titles.
By 1981 , the year of the number three R & B single “ Freaky Dancin ' , ” the group
had expanded to a dozen members . Duram and Dow had been replaced by
guitarist Anthony Lockett and bassist Aaron Mills . Other new Cameo
Author: Lee Hildebrand
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
"The fifth edition of This Business of Music shows that this volume, which has long been recognized as the perfect companion to the widely acclaimed This Business of Music, has now become a standout title in its own right. All of the previous edition's text and appendixes have been updated, and the addition of three new chapters makes More About This Business of Music among the most timely and comprehensive references on the fast-changing music industry."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A helpful reference that makes available the wealth of data contained in Cash Box's popular music singles (45 rpm records) charts over a 25-year period. No other comparable compilation covers as long a time span for the black contemporary genre.
( 7 " ) ( FAC 142 ) FREAKY DANCIN ' . / THE EGG ( ext . 12 " + = ) ( FAC 142 ) - ( '
A'live ) . Mar 87. ( 12 " ) ( FAC 176 ) TART TART . / LITTLE MATCHSTICK
OWEN'S RAP Apr 87. ( Ip ) ( FACT 170 ) SQUIRREL & G - MAN TWENTY - FOUR
Author: Martin Charles Strong
Category: Rock music
Martin Strong's best-selling and highly acclaimed monster reference book is now in its fourth edition. Encyclopaedic in scope, the book contains incomparable details on all the great figures in the development of the rock genre.
... Carat Mind Franklin Shepard , Inc . Freaky Dancin ' Freeze - Frame The Games
I Play General Hospi - tale Genius of Love Get Closer Get Down on It Ghost Town
The Gigolo Girls on Film Give It to Me Baby Giving Up Easy Good Thing Going ...
To Be ” and “ Freaky Dancin ' , ” Cameo drums , so I rigged a kit to trigger the
Perhaps it ' s because of his many years became a major touring act by 1980 ,
with a sounds I was hearing on the machines . as a producer and songwriter , but
After the band toured with New Order , Bernard Sumner produced their second
single , " Freaky Dancin ' . " Their debut album , Squirrel and G - Man . . . , which
John Cale produced in ten days , included the singles “ Tart Tart " and " 24 Hour ...
Author: Patricia Romanowski Bashe
Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its official source of information, this authoritative volume, first published in 1983, once again tops the charts with its full coverage of every aspect of the rock scene. Accompanying the more than 2,200 performer profiles are essays that reveal the artists' musical influences, first breaks, hits and misses, and more.
... '95 Freak Like Me Adina Howard '93 Freak Me Silk '84 Freakshow On The
Dance Floor Bar - Kays '81 Freaky Dancin ' Cameo '95 Fred Bear Ted Nugent '72
Freddie's Dead Curtis Mayfield Free '56 Tommy Leonetti '71 Chicago '76 Deniece
Author: Joel Whitburn
This title lists over 12,000 significant songs and essential hits of the past half century, from 1955 to 2005, in an easy-to-use A-Z artist listing. There's also a song title cross-reference section and playlists of each half-decade's biggest hits.
Strange Fruit ; ( cd - ep ) THE PEEL SESSIONS ( 1986 ) - Freaky dancin ' / Kuff
dam / Olive Oil / Cob 20 . ... ( Perfecto mix ) / Bob ' s yer uncle ( Perfecto mix ) /
Loose fit ( Perfecto mix ) / Hallelujah ( Deadstock mix ) / Freaky dancing /
Author: Martin Strong
Publisher: Canongate Books Limited
Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.