Acid for the Children

Author: Flea

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455530533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2591


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 Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

Author: Flea

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472230809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8019


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

Flea. Acid for the Children. Wspomnienia legendarnego basisty Red Hot Chili Peppers

Author: Michael "Flea" Balzary

Publisher: Wydawnictwo SQN

ISBN: 8381293626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9778


Melbourne, Stany Zjednoczone, Los Angeles i on – Michael „Flea” Balzary. Z Australii, przez nowojorskie przedmieścia, aż po Los Angeles – w Acid for the Children Flea zabiera czytelników w osobistą i pełną anegdot podróż po miejscach swojej młodości. Opowiada o doświadczeniach, które ukształtowały go jako artystę i jako człowieka, i zaprasza nas do Miasta Aniołów lat 70. i 80., gdzie brud współegzystuje z przepychem, a zabawa jest chaotyczna i niebezpieczna. Wraz z najpopularniejszym basistą wszechczasów i współzałożycielem zespołu Red Hot Chili Peppers przemierzamy miejsca jego dzieciństwa i młodości, aby poznać rzeczywistość, w której przyszło mu dorastać i która go ukształtowała. Podróżujemy do Melbourne, krainy dzieciństwa, obserwujemy Miasto Aniołów z lat 70. i 80., w którym Flea szuka akceptacji wśród artystów i narkomanów, aż wreszcie jesteśmy świadkami powstania Red Hot Chili Peppers. To opowieść o szukaniu swojego miejsca w świecie, zrozumieniu, relacjach i wielkiej karierze, ale przede wszystkim o muzyce, w której Flea znalazł ujście swoich emocji.

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

Author: Flea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472230812

Category:

Page: 384

View: 533


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: 4401


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.