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Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran free read Û 106 Rs worth of rock 'n' roll anecdotes Andy tells of his time in the band The Power Station and explains why Duran Duran reformed with its original line up in 2003 But Wild Boy is also a moving story on a human level as Andy describes how the pressures of fame took a terrible personal toll on him and his family Moving from hilarious to harrowing at the turn of a page Wild Boy is a must read for anyone who lived through the 1980s or who cares about music I enjoyed this book far than I expected to even for a Duran Duran fan I have to say my prejudice against rock stars and their writing ability predisposed me to this book being mediocre It s not Hemingway but the man writes like he speaks As such the book comes across as an affable guy telling the story of how he used to be in a band write music do drugs and met his wifeI brought this book along on a trip to Sri Lanka where many of Duran Duran s videos were shot Taylor s story provided a great backdrop to my trip He tells of his life growing up in England how his mother left him when he was just a child how he answered an ad to join a band that became Duran Duran how the band s star skyrocketed and ultimately his personal strugglesReading all this was a lot of fun He describes the other rock stars he meets along the way such as Rod Stewart and Robert Palmer He describes the stupid stuff the band did like the night John Taylor got drunk and cut up his feet dancing on vodka bottles He tells of how Simon Le Bon used to wind up hotel clerks by complaining about the uality of the hotel s pornThe best part is near the end of the book where Andy Taylor talks about the creative side of Duran Duran He simply gushes over the process and his feelings when realizes they ve put out a good song I loved reading him describe the first time he heard the American remix of the Reflex by Nile Rodgers describing how the music and lyrics came together and the first time he heard the tah nah nah nah to open the track He called The Reflex one of the best pop songs This is a fun book that starts off simple and just gets better and better His only regret falling into an elephant bathing pool in Sri Lanka and swallowing a mouth full of elephant piss The Illusionists up in 2003 But Wild Boy is also a moving story on a human level as Andy describes how the pressures of fame took a terrible personal toll on him and his family Moving from hilarious to harrowing at the turn of a page Wild Boy is a must read for anyone who lived through the 1980s or who cares about music I enjoyed this book far than I expected to even for a Duran Duran fan I have to say my prejudice against rock stars and their writing ability predisposed me to this book being mediocre It s not Hemingway but the man writes like he speaks As such the book comes across as an affable guy telling the story of how he The Last Testament used to be in a band write music do drugs and met his wifeI brought this book along on a trip to Sri Lanka where many of Duran Duran s videos were shot Taylor s story provided a great backdrop to my trip He tells of his life growing One for My Baby up in England how his mother left him when he was just a child how he answered an ad to join a band that became Duran Duran how the band s star skyrocketed and Paragon Walk ultimately his personal strugglesReading all this was a lot of fun He describes the other rock stars he meets along the way such as Rod Stewart and Robert Palmer He describes the stupid stuff the band did like the night John Taylor got drunk and cut We up his feet dancing on vodka bottles He tells of how Simon Le Bon The Moon Platoon Space Runners #1 used to wind The Echo up hotel clerks by complaining about the The Asset Wounded Warrior #1 uality of the hotel s pornThe best part is near the end of the book where Andy Taylor talks about the creative side of Duran Duran He simply gushes over the process and his feelings when realizes they ve put out a good song I loved reading him describe the first time he heard the American remix of the Reflex by Nile Rodgers describing how the music and lyrics came together and the first time he heard the tah nah nah nah to open the track He called The Reflex one of the best pop songs This is a fun book that starts off simple and just gets better and better His only regret falling into an elephant bathing pool in Sri Lanka and swallowing a mouth full of elephant piss

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Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran free read Û 106 Wild Boy is the explosive first inside account of the rise and fall of Duran Duran The band rose to conuer the globe with a string of unforgettable hits such as Rio Hungry Like the Wolf and The Reflex With Simon Le Bon as their frontman they were the defining pop act of the 1980s but Andy Taylor the enigmatic lead guitarist is widely acknowledged to have been their musical driving force Then at the very height of their achievement in 1985 Duran Duran Things I learned from Any TaylorHe really hated making the New Moon on Monday videoHe single handedly wrote every Duran Duran song ever done minus lyricslove ya Andy but not buying itHe and JT were giant coke heads through much of the 80 sJuliane was DD s Yoko and my inner Duranie could not be happierDD tours had loads of excitement including bloodshed and knife fightsThey had to cheat to beat Spandua Ballet at British trivia game show C mon guys Like you could not have done this legit coke headedness asideAndy had a low tolerance of Nick and his control freak pretentiousnessAndy blew the coup again instead of being forced to work with people like Justin Timberlake Can t blame ya Andy the new record suckedDespite it all Andy remained a good hubby and father good for him Andy s father seemed like a wonderful man tooFun read whether Andy truly wrote it or not I liked his take on things and would gladly read a tell all by any of the remaining four I miss Andy in the band DD is not the same without him Edouard Manet Rebel in a Frock Coat unforgettable hits such as Rio Hungry Like the Wolf and The Reflex With Simon Le Bon as their frontman they were the defining pop act of the 1980s but Andy Taylor the enigmatic lead guitarist is widely acknowledged to have been their musical driving force Then at the very height of their achievement in 1985 Duran Duran Things I learned from Any TaylorHe really hated making the New Moon on Monday videoHe single handedly wrote every Duran Duran song ever done minus lyricslove ya Andy but not buying itHe and JT were giant coke heads through much of the 80 sJuliane was DD s Yoko and my inner Duranie could not be happierDD tours had loads of excitement including bloodshed and knife fightsThey had to cheat to beat Spandua Ballet at British trivia game show C mon guys Like you could not have done this legit coke headedness asideAndy had a low tolerance of Nick and his control freak pretentiousnessAndy blew the coup again instead of being forced to work with people like Justin Timberlake Can t blame ya Andy the new record suckedDespite it all Andy remained a good hubby and father good for him Andy s father seemed like a wonderful man tooFun read whether Andy truly wrote it or not I liked his take on things and would gladly read a tell all by any of the remaining four I miss Andy in the band DD is not the same without him

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Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran free read Û 106 Imploded Now Andy shares the story of what went wrong With searing honesty he charts every moment of Duran Duran's roller coaster rise from their early days as club musicians through to international superstardom He captures the glamour and excitement of the band's epic video shoots and the opulence of their world tours He reveals the truth about the allegations of drug abuse and wild hedonism that dogged Duran Duran Packed with than twenty five yea OK once a Duranie always a Duranie This book was GREAT fun and gave some insight to things we heard about but didn t always know about for sure Fights fallouts etc good dirt in other wordsI always kind of considered Andy to be the Ringo of the group as he was the one I was least interested in I have a much greater appreciation for him now because of thisI know this is a somewhat fluff read but so what I love biographies and this was a subject I was very intrested in Can t always read the classics you knowIf you liked this group you might want to pick this up It s a uick read and fun to boot

  • Hardcover
  • 324
  • Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran
  • Andy Taylor
  • English
  • 10 September 2017
  • 9780446509305