Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

Author: Flea

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472230809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4498


Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend - trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. There began Michael's life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm. When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom. Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity

Acid for the Children

Author: Flea

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455530533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6661


Iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

Acid for the Children - The Autobiography of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Legend

Author: Flea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472230812

Category:

Page: 384

View: 3364


Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend - trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. There began Michael's life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm. When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom. Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity.

Acid for the Children: Memorias

Author: Flea Flea

Publisher: Planeta Publishing

ISBN: 9786070774621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 3825


Bestseller en The New York Times. Bestseller #1 en LA Times. Bestseller #1 en Biografías de Músicos de Jazz en Amazon EUA. Selección 2019 de NPR. Audiolibro original nominado al Grammy 2021 como mejor álbum spoken Word «Flea es un escritor cautivador, con un don particular que flota libremente y reverbera. Escribe en explosiones y epifanías propias de la generación beat, con el tipo de virtuosismo, vulnerabilidad y autoexposición de los grandes músicos de jazz. Flea --elegante, alocado, el auténtico bajo del funk, un hombre salvajemente culto--, ha escrito una gran autobiografía. Leer este libro expande nuestra simpatía humana y nos hace sentir menos solos». The Atlantic «Una autobiografía eléctrica, sorprendentemente conmovedora [...] Flea es un narrador ilustrado, y estas memorias apasionadas e inteligentes resonarán en los lectores, sean fanáticos de la banda o no». Publishers Weekly. «Acid for the Children está escrito con la misma energía lírica y sagrada que su autor aporta a todas sus actividades públicas. Su prosa seria y excéntrica refleja la evolución de Flea desde la cabeza hueca de la escena de Hollywood hasta la adultez reflexiva y espiritualmente informada». The New York Times Con un poema original de Patti Smith como presentación, Acid for the Children es el debut de una sorprendente voz literaria cuya prosa es tan ingeniosa, entretenida y tremendamente impredecible como el propio autor. Es una historia tierna y evocadora sobre crecer y convertirse en adulto; además, una estridente carta de amor al poder de la música y la creatividad de uno de los músicos más reconocidos de nuestro tiempo.

Out in L.A.

Author: Hamish Duncan

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 164160803X

Category: Music

Page: 220

View: 5017


The Red Hot Chili Peppers were going to be a one-time act for a friend's album release party. Forty years later the funk rock band is arguably one of the best known and the longest running in the United States. Everything that happened in 1983 set the course for the rest of the band's career. The scrappy band quickly rose to scene-wide fame, playing all over Los Angeles and gaining fans and media attention wherever they performed. Before the year was out, they had played approximately thirty shows, put together an early, beloved repertoire, recorded a blistering demo that secured them a recording contract with EMI/Enigma, and lost two of their founding members to a rival band. Out in L.A. is an attempt at finding out exactly what happened during that first year and exploring what it is that makes the Red Hot Chili Peppers so compelling and fresh, even as they continue on their musical journey today.