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Bodies

Ian Winwood

‘Finally, a book about the music industry that tells the truth. Anyone with any interest in the real stories behind the music they love should devour this visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music.’ FRANK TURNER

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571364213
Date Published
19.04.2022
Delivery
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Summary

A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
‘Genuinely eye-popping.’ Guardian
Electrifying.Kerrang
‘Essential.’ Classic Rock
‘Required reading.’ Irish Times

The must-read music book of the year, now with a brand new chapter covering the death of Taylor Hawkins and his massive Wembley memorial concert.

In Bodies, author Ian Winwood explores the music industry’s many failures, from addiction and mental health issues to its ongoing exploitation of artists. Much more than a touchline reporter, Winwood also tells the story of his own mental health collapse, following the shocking death of his father, in which extinction-level behaviour was given perfect cover by a reckless industry.

‘This is such a shrewd, funny, psychologically perceptive, frank, well-written, jawdropping book … Absolutely buy and read the hell out of this.’ DAVID STUBBS

‘Winwood makes a compelling argument and overturns some long-held notions about “rock and roll excess” by deftly tying together a vast amount of information . . . and liberally lacing it with dark, self-deprecating humour.’ ALEXIS PETRIDIS

Critic Reviews

Finally, a book about the music industry, now and in the past, that tells the truth. Anyone with any interest in the real stories behind the music they love should devour this; but they should brace themselves for some difficult stories. Winwood is excoriatingly honest in his appraisal of both the artists and himself, in this visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music.

Frank Turner
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Ian Winwood is a music journalist whose work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Mojo, NME, Q and the BBC. His most recent book, Smash!, was published in 2019.@IanWinwood1

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