Overview

First finding cult fame with alt.country band Whiskeytown, his rebellious image and photogenic street-urchin looks have won a wide fan following that includes Elton John and Noel Gallagher. The Guardian called him an individual with the mad-eyed stare of a smalltown hoodlum. In this first account of his life and work, Michael Heatley traces Adams progress from smalltown North Carolina to trysts with actress Winona Ryder, the broken romances and personal demons that have fuelled his most affecting work and his ...
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Ryan Adams

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Overview

First finding cult fame with alt.country band Whiskeytown, his rebellious image and photogenic street-urchin looks have won a wide fan following that includes Elton John and Noel Gallagher. The Guardian called him an individual with the mad-eyed stare of a smalltown hoodlum. In this first account of his life and work, Michael Heatley traces Adams progress from smalltown North Carolina to trysts with actress Winona Ryder, the broken romances and personal demons that have fuelled his most affecting work and his dedication to legendary country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons. Still in his mid twenties, Adams has the world at his feet - if, unlike Parsons, he opts for self-preservation rather than the self-destructive image he often portrays. This book assesses the past, present and future of a performer with the potential and the electicism to be the new Neil Young, but is already the one and only Ryan Adams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857123244
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 567,296
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The alt.country Phenomenon 3
Chapter 2 Jacksonville Skyline 11
Chapter 3 A Heady Brew 24
Chapter 4 Nashville Bound 43
Chapter 5 The Decline & Fall 63
Chapter 6 A Dose Of Pneumonia 75
Chapter 7 Profit From Heartbreak 93
Chapter 8 Striking Gold In LA 113
Chapter 9 No One-Man Band 131
Chapter 10 Demolition And Construction 144
Postscript 161
Discography 165
Websites 170
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Why is this book $40.00 for a 170 page paperback?

    Why is this book $40.00 for a 170 page paperback?

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