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Re: (TV) Please Kill Me. No, not me. The Book.
It's just a bunch of junkies talking shit.
"Philip P. Obbard" wrote:
> Although I read FROM THE VELVETS TO THE VOIDOIDS back in 1993, I didn't get
> around to reading PLEASE KILL ME until this past summer. Richard Lloyd not only
> gets 'loving' treatment, but the author is definitely a big Richard Hell fan as
> well. Both 'Richards' get plenty of good lines, too. On the other hand,
> Verlaine only appears in other peoples' recollections, and he doesn't come
> across well.
> I think my favorite parts are the late 60s stuff dealing with the Stooges and
> the MC5 - the book gets more depressing later on and I had a tougher time
> wading through it.
> My biggest problem with people telling their own stories is that I suspect
> there's a fair amount of exaggeration going on - managers like Marty Thau and
> Terry Ork keep talking as if they were as wise and honest as Brian Epstein.
> --- Eric Veillette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > In fact, Richard pointed out to me that he's one of the only ones in the
> > book who isn't bashed =)
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