The Prettiest Star

The Prettiest StarDavid Bowie The Prettiest Star YouTube Our New Desktop Experience Was Built To Be Your Music Destination Listen To Official AlbumsThe Prettiest Star Wikipdia The Prettiest Star Est Une Chanson Crite, Compose Et Interprte Par David Bowie Ddie Sa Fiance Angela Barnett, Elle Est Sortie En Single En MarsParoles The Prettiest Star David Bowie Public Retrouvez Gratuitement Et En Intgralit Les Paroles De The Prettiest Star, Un Titre Interprt Par David Bowie EnDavid Bowie The Prettiest Star VinylRPM, MonoConsultez Des Crdits, Avis, Pistes Et Achetez LaVinyl Rfrence De The Prettiest Star Sur Discogs David Bowie The Prettiest Star Lyrics Traduction It S A Trick To Make You See Wide It Can All But Break Your Heart, In Pieces Staying Back In Your Memory Are The Movies In The Dark How You Moved Is All It Takes David Bowie The Prettiest Star Releases DiscogslignesThis Is An Entirely Different Version Dating FromHe Later Re Worked It For David Bowie The Prettiest Star Lyrics AZLyrics Cold Fire, You Ve Got Everything But Cold Fire You Will Be My Rest And Peace Child I Moved Up To Take A Place Near You So Tired, It S The Sky That Makes You Feel Tried David Bowie The Prettiest Star Lyrics Genius Lyrics This Song Was Written Marchabout Bowie S First Wife, Angela Angie Barnett They Married That Same Year, And Had A Son, Now Known As Duncan Jones Born Zowie Bowie The Two DivorcedThe Prettiest Star Wikipedia The Prettiest Star Is A Song By David Bowie, Originally Released As A Single In MarchIn January , Bowie Re Recorded An Old Deram Track, London Bye In the early Seventies there was this ad that ran every issue in Rolling Stone Magazine, way back in the Classified Ads Section It was a photo of a cocky kid in aviator sunglasses looking jaded and stoned with the caption above him reading, Jay Gatsby is the most wasted boy alive This thing must have run every issue for a whole year Nothing really became of him Several years later at Rodney s English Disco I used to see silver stickers of a glam boy with severe Garbo cheekbones making orgasm face with the name Brett Smiley on them Again, nothing really became of that, either The word was that he was Elvis, Garbo, and James Dean all rolled in one, but alas, no music or career to back up the hype The glam period was like that, littered with hype monsters that never amounted to much Chuckie Star, Cherry Vanilla, etc The Prettiest Star captures that period when all you need was hype and not much talent Brett Smiley at best was a boy Lolita who wrote a few good songs that were brilliantly produced by Andrew Loog Oldham Nina Antonia has done a wonderful job of capturing the decadence and sleaze that made the Seventies horrifying to those who are unlucky to remember it After I read this book I wanted to watch Andy Warhol s Trash because it seemed like the perfect companion piece The book, of course, doesn t really have a happy ending a quick scan at Smiley s MySpace page shows a drug burn out who obsessively posts blogs condemnin
Well I finally purchased this rock bio, and it is actually an excellent book First of all The Prettiest Star is both a biography on forgotten glam figure Brett Smiley, but also a memoir by the author What ties the book together is Nina Antonia s puppy love for Smiley in the early 70 s She was one of the few who saw his appearance on British Tv now on YouTube, watch it and fell in love of sorts with his image when she was 14 or 13 years old But Nina had a difficult teenage life, partly goth, but mostly in love with the New York Dolls In ways, it reminds one of Morrissey and his passion for the Dolls The Dolls were big for people who felt outside of the mainstream And Nina and Morrissey I wonder if they are friends fit that role perfectly Brett Smiley also had a very difficult life as well Drugs, drinking, disappointment, and a glam rock album that was recorded in the early 70 s and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, but never came out till two years ago So he was truly a forgotten glam figure But alas, this is what makes the story so emotional and kind of beautiful in a damaged way Brett s Space Ace is a great pop record Really unique listening experience due that it is dated, but still a powerful kicker of a tune Also in the book you get a good look into the life of Johnny Thunders, for whom Atonia wrote a biogra
This book was recommended to me by Mark, after we discovered a shared love of amongst other things Glam Rock I was vaguely aware of Brett Smiley because one of his songs, the wonderful Va Va Va Voom appears on the equally wonderful compilation album Velvet Tinmine What I did not realise was that Brett had also inspired this book, and that an album he recorded around the same time as Va Va Va Voom also finally saw the light of day in 2004 the same year this book was published.This is the first book I ve read by Nina Antonia, despite being interested in the subjects of her other books Johnny Thunders, Pete Perrett, and the New York Dolls , and I enjoyed her personal style She puts herself firmly in the narrative, so much so that it is as much about her own life as Brett Smiley s life Both stories are compelling.Brett s brief flirtation with fame started as a child actor in a stage production of Oliver Later, as an 18 year old, he was discovered by Andew Loog Oldham, which finally resulted in the release of the Va Va Va Voom single in the UK As part of the publicity for the record, Brett appeared on the Russell Harty Show This can be viewed on YouTube and is well worth watching if anything I have written sounds interesting.The single did not chart and th
For anyone who might be interested in the overlooked world of 70 s glam, this book is a must have.This author has also written books about Peter Perrett, Johnny Thunders, New York Dolls, and Iggy Pop Needless to say, I m a fan of most of her books.I ll give this

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  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • The Prettiest Star
  • Nina Antonia
  • English
  • 03 February 2018
  • 9780946719723