Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies

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Overview

Since rock’s beginnings, there have been groupies. These chosen few women who bed, but not often wed, the musicians of their dreams are almost as much a part of music history as the musicians themselves.

Pamela Des Barres, the world’s foremost supergroupie, here offers an all-access backstage pass to the world of rock stars and the women who love them. Having had her own affairs with legends such as Keith Moon and Jimmy Page--as documented in her bestselling memoir I’m with the ...

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Overview

Since rock’s beginnings, there have been groupies. These chosen few women who bed, but not often wed, the musicians of their dreams are almost as much a part of music history as the musicians themselves.

Pamela Des Barres, the world’s foremost supergroupie, here offers an all-access backstage pass to the world of rock stars and the women who love them. Having had her own affairs with legends such as Keith Moon and Jimmy Page--as documented in her bestselling memoir I’m with the Band--Pamela now turns the spotlight onto other women who have found their way into the hearts and bedrooms of some of the world’s greatest musicians. In Let’s Spend the Night Together, she tells, in their own words, the stories of these amazing women who went way beyond the one-night stand.

Here you’ll get to know 24 outrageous groupies, including

· Tura Satana, Miss Japan Beautiful, who taught Elvis how to dance and gave him lessons in lovemaking

· Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, who tangled with Tom Jones in Sin City

· Soulful Miss Mercy, who discovered that not only does the rest of the world listen to Al Green while making love--so does Al Green

· Cynthia Plaster Caster, who redefined art and made history when Jimi Hendrix plunged his member into her plaster mold

· The mysterious Miss B, who reveals Kurt Cobain’s penchant for lip gloss and pantyhose

· and over a dozen more

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Editorial Reviews

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Pamela Des Barres is the uncontested queen of supergroupie memoirists. Her I'm with the Band and Take a Little Piece of My Heart set tell-all standards that even backstage exhibitionists couldn't match. Now this exuberant rock muse is back, sharing fond memories, bedroom secrets, and dish with other "women with the band." Among those making appearances are Cynthia Plaster Caster (of Jimi Hendix fame), Miss Japan Beautiful (who taught Elvis to dance), and Kurt Cobain's Miss B.
Los Angeles Times

She charms me every time she refuses to regret. And she regrets nothing.

recordcollectormag.com
It's a book you can't put down. Every page has something to make you laugh, or gasp.
Kirkus Reviews
Having told her own story in I'm With the Band (1987), Des Barres now turns the spotlight on more than a dozen of her fellow groupies. Some are well known (scenestress-turned-actress Patti D'Arbanville, penile sculptress Cynthia Plastercaster), some are underground cult figures (self-professed Lolita and Iggy Pop pseudo-stalker Pleasant Gehman)-but none had a problem with using and being used. Everybody knew the game, they avow, so nobody was too upset that a one-night hook-up, though it might lead to an entire tour's worth of debauchery, seldom led to anything permanent. Des Barres demonstrates solid journalistic skills in her fourth book, and her profiles of these women are for the most part objective, but she clearly has affection for her subjects. The majority are years beyond their groupie days; many of the book's photos can be classified as then-and-now shots, tangible proof that these "band aids" have become, well, adults. For music nuts and gossipmongers, the most appealing aspect here will be the ladies' name-dropping: Jimmy Page, Kurt Cobain, Billy Idol, Rick Springfield and Marilyn Manson are among the rockers who get called out by the likes of Bebe Buell, Tura Satana and the legendary Cherry Vanilla. The boys will probably be flattered, though maybe not a certain lead singer of whom Staci Paige says, "with all the cocaine he's done, his penis isn't very big." As the quote suggests, the interviews provide the same kind of down-and-dirty details that made Des Barres' previous work (Rock Bottom, 1996, etc.) so raunchily entertaining. Nasty fun from a bunch of sex kittens who've been there, done them. Agent: Peter McGuigan/Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
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"Absorbing reading . . . intriguingly informative."  —Library Journal

"The same kind of down-and-dirty details that made Des Barres’s previous work so raunchily entertaining. Nasty fun from a bunch of sex kittens who’ve been there, done them."  —Kirkus Reviews

"Exuberant . . . scandalously entertaining."  —Entertainment Weekly

"Gossip fiends won’t be able to put it down."  —Village Voice

"Entertaining stories galore, crammed with all the sordid details you could hope for."  —Bust

"The authoritative tome on groupiedom, from the rock’n’roll past through the hairspray ’80s and into the modern era. . . . The juiciest book I’ve read all year, and I don’t foresee anything surpassing it."  —Playgirl

"[A] juicy collection filled with tales of sex with everyone from Elvis to Kurt Cobain. . . . A tribute to the girls and boys ‘fearless enough’ to bust their way past security."  —Penthouse

"Zingy prose and proud attitudes ensure an enjoyably unrepentant read."  —Financial Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556526688
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 875,225
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Des Barres is the author of I'm with the Band and Take Another Little Piece of My Heart. A spokesperson for her generation, she is an authority on classic rock and the freewheelin' rock 'n' roll lifestyle. She has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and many other magazines.

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