Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

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ISBN
9780571329977
Published
05/10/2017
9780571329977
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are probably phantoms.

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most revered British bands of the 1980s: Spacemen 3. As the decade turned and acid house hit the mainstream, the band imploded spectacularly, going their separate ways just as they were on the cusp of breakthrough success. Here, Will Carruthers tells the story of his time in a wholly dysfunctional yet hugely influential band, in one of the funniest and most memorable music memoirs.

I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are probably phantoms. Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most revered British bands of the 1980s: Spacemen 3. As the decade turned and acid house hit the mainstream, the band imploded spectacularly, going their separate ways just as they were on the cusp of breakthrough success. Here, Will Carruthers tells the story of his time in a wholly dysfunctional yet hugely influential band, in one of the funniest and most memorable music memoirs.
  • Will Carruthers

    Will Carruthers has played bass in three great, pioneering psychedelic bands, Spaceman 3, Spiritualized and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

“Frank [and] ever-hilarious . . . Carruthers’ anecdotal extravagance borders on the Ustinovian . . . That Carruthers has emerged alive, with self-deprecation, warmth and humour intact, is little short of miraculous.”
- Andrew Perry, Mojo
“As well as a being a fine comic writer, Carruthers is a social historian, documenting a strange chapter of the British counter-culture, where poverty and impossible freedoms lived alongside each other.”
- Stewart Lee

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Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

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