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A Drink with Shane MacGowan (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Mary Clarke , Shane Macgowan
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An irreverent look into the colorful convictions of Irish cult hero MacGowan, this book occasionally entertains but ultimately suffers from MacGowan's persistent self-aggrandizement. Presented in a messy question-and-answer format, with Clarke (MacGowan's wife) in the interviewer's seat, this collaboration exploits MacGowan's success as one of the founding members of the Irish rock band, the Pogues. The authors assume that this past musical achievement renders him a worthy critic of politics, literature, and religious practices. Unfounded rants abound, unfortunately overshadowing the book's intriguing coverage of MacGowan's intimate ties to London's 1970s punk and 1980s post-punk scenes. The former Pogues singer/songwriter was revealed to greater effect in Niall Stanage's Down All the Days: The Life and Music of Shane MacGowan (o.p.). Not recommended. Caroline Dadas, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Saivetz, Deborah. An Event in Space: JoAnne Akalaitis in Rehersal.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Pressestimmen

'One of the freshest, most original biographies I've ever read... Buy the book, it's great.' Lynn Barber, The Observer 'All human life is here.' Q Magazine

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 4344 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 360 Seiten
  • Verlag: Pan; Auflage: New Ed (31. Mai 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0085MNPG6
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #332.091 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Genie und Wahnsinn 31. Januar 2002
Format:Taschenbuch
Genie und Wahnsinn liegen bekanntlich nahe beieinander und gerade der legendäre Ex-Pogues-Frontmann Shane MacGowan ist ein guter Beweis für für diese Redensart, ebenso wie diese "Autobiographie". Das Buch ist eine Art Dialog zwischen MacGowan und seiner langjährigen Lebensgefährtin Victoria Clarke, die ihn an unterschiedlichen Plätzen und offensichtlich in sehr unterschiedlichen Stufen der Trunkenheit zu den unterschiedlichsten Themen befragte. Eine große Rolle nimmt dabei MacGowans Jugend ein, die insbesondere von dem großen Kulturschock geprägt wurde, als Kind aus dem sehr ländlichen Irland ins pulsierende London der Swinging Sixties verpflanzt zu werden, aber auch seine Erinnerungen an die Frühtage des Punk sind nicht nur für MacGowan-Interessierte interessant, sondern sind Pflichtlektüre für jeden, der Interesse an Musikgeschichte zeigt.
Es bleibt natürlich auch Raum für MacGowans Erinnerungen an seine Zeit mit den Pogues, doch dies ist zugleich das Kapitel, welches sich am Bittersten ließt, denn MacGowan läßt sich hier dazu hinreißen, sich über seine ehemaligen Bandkollegen auszulassen.
Im letzten Drittel des Buches plaudert MacGowan über so diverse Themen, wie Literatur, Drogen, Religion und Geschichte und das ist meiner Meinung nach mit einer der stärksten Teile dieser "Autobiographie", denn hier lernt man den Mann hinter dem Image des Trunkenbolds mit schlechten Zähnen kennen und stellt fest, daß es sich bei Shane MacGowan nicht nur um einen großartigen Musiker und Texter, sondern auch um einen enorm belesenen und im besten Sinne des Wortes klugen Menschen handelt.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Macgowan rants 7. Mai 2012
Format:Taschenbuch
This is a must read for anyone intrigued by Shane MacGowan. Shane is credited with co-writing the book, but is less than comfortable with that. Shortly after its publication MacGowan began to distance himself from the book. He made it clear he wasn't pleased with it.
Some of Shane's family and friends and most of the Pogues were rankled by its publication. Spider Stacey claims MacGowan tried to get an injunction taken out to stop it being published but Victoria Clarke was so upset that he relented. The problem was that MacGowan had said some pretty offensive things about his fellow Pogues, and especially about their manager, Frank Murray. Moreover, he was not reluctant to take credit for the Pogues' success. One would assume the other Pogues were particularly embittered that Shane attributed the Pogues' original demise more to his bandmates' "egomania" than to his substance abuse. He asserts that by the end of his first stint with the Pogues the others in the band hated him and were "using" him. There's little doubt that MacGowan knew A DRINK WITH SHANE MACGOWAN would ruffle feathers. The last page of the book is a handwritten "uncoditional apology" (sic) from Shane to the Pogues and Frank Murray. MacGowan never denied having said any of the things in the book; he just contends he should have been more circumspect in comments destined for publication. He explained to a journalist, "If it had been somebody other than Victoria, then I woulda watched what I said a lot more."
The book has been roundly criticized for its style. It's not really a biography, however. For the most part it consists of MacGowan flying high and rambling into a tape recorder. The ramblings are presented, it would appear, largely unedited. If you can handle that, you'll find it contains marvelous insight to the troubled genius that is Shane MacGowan. Rake at the Gates of Hell: Shane MacGowan in Context
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Have a drink with shane! 30. Januar 2002
Von "herrmue"
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Dieses Buch ist ein wahres Geschenk von Shane an seine Fans! Das hier ist Irland pur! Aus jeder Seite dampft und atmet es irisch! Die Form des Buches als Interview/Zwiegespräch zwischen Shane und Viktoria gibt mehr als interessante Einblicke in Shanes Leben. Wer wissen möchte, wie man in Irland noch vor 40 Jahren gelebt hat, der sollte sich dieses Juwel zu Gemüte führen! Nebenbei geben viele Fotos, Zeichnungen und Originaltexte tiefere Einblicke in Shanes Leben. Diese Buch muss man im Original lesen, da jede Übersetzung den Sinn zerstören würde. Nebenbei ist das hier verwendete Englisch wirklich lesbar, auch ohne ständig ins Fremdwörterbuch schauen zu müssen.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Shane is interesting as always...writing is horrible 17. August 2006
Von BK - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
This book was a major disappointment for me, I write annoyingly. It seems the "author" had a deadline to meet and threw this trash together at the last minute, I write this time frustratingly. If you like reading an adverb at the end of every sentence this is the book for you. The author has an amazing subject to work with here and chooses to simply mail it in. I can't believe the publisher let her get away with this. If I ever meet this author I will ask for my money back quickly. I teach third grade and most of my students write better than this garbage. I wish I never bought it, I end this review disappointedly.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A Drink With A Drunk MacGowan 21. Juni 2001
Von Musicfan101 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I finally was able to read a book about a huge influence in my life. I would rather really have a drink with MacGowan, but the odds are not very good, so i'll settle for the text. The text is mostly written by Shane's wife/Girlfriend. What I got from this book was a huge eight part interview between Victoria, and Shane. The interviews varied from a cottage in Ireland, to a conversation at a pub. The book starts out with Shane reflecting his childhood in Ireland, and how his family moved throughout England, and how much he hated leaving Tippary, Ireland. I thought that was by far the best part of the book, and not the rantings and ravings about how bitter he seems about the breakup of The Pogues, or how he got nicked by the coppers, or sent to the looney bin. It was a good read, but not a great one. Some of Shane's answers vary from question to question, and Victoria even reminds him about it. I feel Mr. O'Hooligan (MacGowan)comes across as a brilliant, yet moody, sensitive poet/songwriter, who has been a part of a great period in music, from the beginning of U.K. punk, to the beginning of Celtic/Pirate/Punkrock. instead of the more traditional Celtic music, Shane helped the world hear Celtic music from a more modern punkrock type of angle. And look how far that "type" of music has come!!! From The Dropkick Murphys in Boston, To The Flogging Mollys In L.A., via one lead singer from Dublin. The Book is something every Shane/Pogues fan should have, but then again as a fan it's the only book I have(On the subject of Shane) A word of warning; I feel like Shane really didn't talk about the upside of being in the Pogues, because he seems to almost knock the other members of the band more than once. (Although he does have a Handwritten Apology on the last page in the book that says something like "I was only speaking from the Heart..." A heart still bitter about the breakup of The Pogues. The most important part of the book is when Shane explains how much he really truly loves his emerald isle of Ireland. That part was the best part of the book. Do give it a read!!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen "It's not that difficult, forcing a door." 17. Februar 2002
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Shane MacGowan is sort of a thinking man's hooligan, or a hooligan's thinking man. Due to this rare combination, one would expect that he has some terrific stories to tell, and this book doesn't disappoint in that respect. It ranges all over the map, from his fascinatingly unusual childhood to his London punk days to his time with the Pogues and to the present; from discussions of literature to history to music to religion.
The book is a transcription of taped question-and-answer sessions he had with his wife (Victoria Mary Clarke). There are two problems with this:
First of all, Clarke seems to not know when to shut up and let Shane go. He's often in the middle of some great story, and when he pauses seemingly to take a breath, she interrupts with some unrelated question. This leads to another great story, of course, but the reader is left with the feeling that there was much more to the first one, which will now never be heard.
The second problem is that Clarke periodically interrupts the transcription with italicized comments about the current setting of the interview (e.g. that they are in the airport during the taping, or that Shane picks up a pack of cigarettes, or whatever). This wouldn't be so bad, except that she has a horrible habit of treating these as opportunities for self-aggrandization: stuff like "Victoria looks resplendent as she sips her wine", or "Victoria daintily smiles, glorious as always". Perhaps these are meant as self-effacing sarcasm, but they sure come off as ridiculously obnoxious. After a while, I found myself skipping any text in italics.
Other than those things, though, this is a fun book; though she seemingly tried, Clarke simply could not take the fun out of MacGowan's stories.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Shane at his worst... 29. Dezember 2006
Von John A. Betley - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I love the Pogues. I love to read about music. I love to read about the creative process, especially from songwriters. And I consider Shane MacGowan to be a brilliant songwriter. This book, however, is a stream of drunken conversations about his life, his opinions, explanations that he's not really that much of a racist, bragging about his ability to bed fans, etc. The main problem, though, is that his songs boil down his experiences to the essentials, giving brilliant snapshots of certain times, places and characters. These rambling, unedited accounts almost seem like an attempt to give merit to his detractors that say he's not much more than a mouthy drunk. The DVD "If I Should Fall..." balances the two very well. This doesn't even try.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen I love Shane, but I hate this book! 17. März 2011
Von Mark Twain - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
When they get to the story, it's an interesting one. The problem is, the author (MacGowan's wife) is not a good storyteller and the format makes it impossible to get to the point of any story he tells. The writing is atrocious. I'm pretty sure the author thinks that the more adverbs you use, the better writer you are. Every other word ends in "-ly". Horrible.
I could listen to Shane tell his story and understand it better than trying to follow this book, which says a lot if you've ever heard Shane MacGowan try to speak!
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