Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell : The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books
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First-ever look at the intertwining, outrageous lives of three rock legends.When Lou Reed and Iggy Pop first met David Bowie in the fall of 1971, Bowie was just another English musician passing through New York City. Lou was still recovering from the collapse of the Velvet Underground, and Iggy had already been branded a loser... Yet within two years they completely changed the face of popular music with a decadent glamour and street-level vibe. With Bowie producing, Reed's Transformeralbum was a worldwide hit, spinning off the sleazy street anthem Walk on the Wild Side. Iggy's Raw Power, mixed by Bowie, provided the mean-spirited, high-octane blueprint for Punk. Bowie boosted elements from both Iggy and Reed to create his gender-bending rock idol Ziggy Stardust.Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hellis the story of this friendship and the incredible productivity and debauchery that emerged from it. Presented here for the very first time are their stories interwoven in a triple helix of sexuality, glam rock, and drugs as seen through the eyes of the people who made it happen.

Author Biography

British expat writer Dave Thompsom has penned over one hundred books. Seriously. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Kurt Cobain bio Never Fads Away as well as books on Sparks, Jeff Beck, Phil Spector, Genesis, Cream, Deep Purple, the Red Hot Chill Peppers, and glam rock (the list goes on) and has been a contributor to Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, MOJO, All Music Guide, and Melody Maker. Thompson resides in the little-known rock capital of Newark, Delaware.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
A Ghost Blooded Country All Covered with Sleepp. 11
They Wore the Clothes, They Said the Thingsp. 19
Soul Radiation in the Dead of Nightp. 35
A Dentured Ocelot on a Leashp. 49
I Love You in Your Fuck-Me Pumpsp. 61
Smokestacks Belching, Breasts Turn Brownp. 73
Beat Narrow Heart, the Song Lots of People Knowp. 87
Strangers Were All That Were Left Alivep. 103
If I Have to Die Here, First I'm Gonna Make Some Noisep. 121
You're Still Doing Things I Gave Up Years Agop. 131
Things Seem Good, Someone Cares About Youp. 145
My Voodoo Master, My Machinep. 163
For Screeching and Yelling and Various Offensesp. 175
A Nation Hides Its Organic Minds in the Cellarp. 193
Caged Like a Wild Rat by Foolsp. 207
You Can Hit Me All You Want Top. 219
Down Below with the Rest of Her Toysp. 239
A Dirty Sky Full of Youths and Liquorsp. 255
The Plays Have Gone Down and the Crowds Have Scatteredp. 271
Epiloguep. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
Selected Discograpnyp. 297
Bibliographyp. 305
Indexp. 309
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