Powder

Powder Keva McCluskey craves success Other bands are making it big and now his worst enemy is on MTV Without being recognised among the great songwriters of our time Keva feels he cannot confront his horrif

  • Title: Powder
  • Author: Kevin Sampson
  • ISBN: 9780099289968
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • Keva McCluskey craves success Other bands are making it big and now his worst enemy is on MTV Without being recognised among the great songwriters of our time, Keva feels he cannot confront his horrific past That s why he formed the Grams.James Love wants all the sex, cocaine and groupies that fame can bring him That s why he joined the Grams.Guy de Burnet wants to selKeva McCluskey craves success Other bands are making it big and now his worst enemy is on MTV Without being recognised among the great songwriters of our time, Keva feels he cannot confront his horrific past That s why he formed the Grams.James Love wants all the sex, cocaine and groupies that fame can bring him That s why he joined the Grams.Guy de Burnet wants to sell records the ethical way That s why he formed a record label which prizes morality as highly as platinum discs When he signs the Grams, it can only end in tears.

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    1. Michael Bohli

      Mit "Powder" werden so manch romantische Träumereien wohl zerplatzen - denn die Aufstiegsgeschichte einer fiktiven, englischen Band in den Neunzigern ist alles andere als wunderschön und friedlich. Kevin Sampson bietet uns nämlich einen sehr akkuraten Einblick in das Musikbusiness, zumindest eine Momentaufnahme aus der Zeit, als mit Platten und Bands noch tonnenweise Geld gemacht wurde. Es wird seitenweise gestritten, gefeiert, gef*ckt und vor allem getrunken. The Grams schaffen als Gruppe mi [...]

    2. Celeste Goh

      Eddy loaned me this number some time back that threw my reading list off course a bit. (Some time ago, because I am a painstakingly slow reader, and would only read on weekend mornings over a cup of tea). I suppose, it was because back then I was talking to him about potential offers in managing certain local bands, when it inspired him to pull this old one off his shelves for me to read.A novel from the late 90s, Powder revolves around an up and coming fictional band from Liverpool, The Grams, [...]

    3. Rob

      A fascinating time capsule. For me, living as I did at the time with an employee of Music Week magazine and conducting much of my socialising in and around Farringdon and Camden Town, it's a spot on evocation of the late nineties and the excess that followed in the wake of Britpop. Sampson's grasp of how the music industry works is uncanny and the book's best bits deal with the wheeler dealing of the whole shebang. He also does a good job in persuading us that the fictional band represented, the [...]

    4. Godzilla

      A very readable foray into the world of the music industry, with the rise and fall of one group charted in a book that feels part documentary, part memoir and part work of fiction.The characters are well painted, and of course adhere to stereotypes,as this is fiction we're dealing with.I ended up thinking that Mr Sampson must have been in some VERY strange situations!I've read plenty of rock bios, but none have the background and inside info that this novel has.As the blurb says: one for every a [...]

    5. Lara

      Loved this book. The story can be a little difficulut to get into and the head jumps can be confusing but totally worth perserving. I originally gave this book 5 stars but downgraded it to 4 after I finished it. The ending was good but I felt the writer could have pushed it harder, although the implied subtlety was nice.I would recommened this to most music fans and those who like contemporary work.

    6. Kyle Fletcher

      A slow starter with an addictive central story that eventually fades into not much of anything. The writing style was very frustrating at times but in the end it was definitely enjoyable, not sure I would read it again or recommend anyone else does.

    7. Martin

      Its been a while since I read this, but I remember loving it. Its the story of a band from the beginning, going through to buckling under the pressure of success.

    8. Gillian Hannam

      took a while to get into this one but i really enjoyed it. all about the music biz. finished it a long time ago, might have a re-read!

    9. Shane

      I hate saying something sucks. Someone worked really hard to make this. It was bad and I don't recommend it.

    10. Emma

      fascinating for someone who knows marginally more about the subject matter than the music industry - and an easy but reasonable satisfying read.

    11. Marsha

      It's been years since I read this, but I really liked it at the time. Wonder if I'll feel the same way now?

    12. Getvoldsen

      Wheezer Finlay is the unlikely hero of this tale of boom to bust for a group of Liverpool musicians, not as enjoyable as when I first read ut 15 years ago

    13. Tony

      I'm a sucker for this kind of smart writing about music and the music biz. I pictured the band Travis as the band in this book for some reason.

    14. Patricia

      Too slow, good but slow. Something lacked but can´t point my finger in it. Excelent ending though.

    15. Sarah

      Too many characters, none sharply drawn enough to stand out, so they all sort of blend together in a big mess. Meh.

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