Neon angel : a memoir of a Runaway
Hylla: Ijz Currie, Cherie 1959-
Upplaga: 1st It books pbk.
Förlag: It Books
Omfång: xvi, 362 s. : ill. ; 23 cm
Cherie Currie, with her signature Bowie haircut and fishnet stockings, was the lead singer of seventies teenage all-girl rock band the Runaways. At the tender age of fifteen, she joined a group of talented girls--Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums--who could play rock like no one else. Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, they catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums and touring the world. Currie's is a riveting story of girl empowerment and fame, but it is also an intensely personal account of her struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence. She and her bandmates, runaways all, were thrown into a decadent, high-pressure music scene where they had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should. Her book exposes the side of the music industry fans don't see.--From publisher description
Diamond Dogs and revelations -- Rebel, rebel -- The queen of hate -- Learning experiences -- The orange tornado -- Cherry bomb -- "Welcome to the Runaways" -- Mom's news -- Saying good-bye -- Highs and lows -- Touring -- Kim Fowley's sex education class -- The road -- Daddy's car -- Snapshots of Europe -- Greetings from Scotland Yard -- Postcards from nowhere -- The Queens of Noise -- The procedure -- Too many creeps -- Live in Japan -- The last straw -- Beauty's Only Skin Deep -- One hundred ways to fry a brain -- The terrible green limousine -- Killers and clowns -- Foxes -- Battlefields -- Annie and me -- Life in the White House -- Marie says good-bye -- The twilight zone -- A new life -- The end of the ride -- This side of forever -- Afterword -- Deleted scenes.