If I were a fan, I would be probably walk away from this with a sense of sadness, but I'm not so I see an artist making the wrong choices and paying for them. He's not a nice guy at all, but his story is just to interesting not to read. While he did write some great songs, it's all the other stuff he'll always be remembered for. It's the drugs, the assault, and that damned Chappelle skit in which still makes me laugh.
The thing is once I began reading this, I couldn't stop. For a while I even forgot about James and only vaguely remember the songs besides Superfreak. Glow - Rick James - Glow is a tale not for the squeamish or the politically Glow - Rick James - Glow. If you like an occasional memoir with an Glow - Rick James - Glow ending this is a must read. I hopefully like someone else out there I never knew how much cocaine and other drugs influenced how he lived!
In this book Rick describes in detail how his life was affected by his drug use. I enjoyed reading about his trials and tribulations with the music industry. This I hopefully like someone else out there This dude has been through it all! I think he lived more of a life by the time he turned 21, than most of us will ever live in our lives! The hardest parts of the book to read were him eventually going back to drugs even after he sobered up and was making himself better to him and his family.
Rick James wrote a version of this while he was still alive, but it was somehow incomplete. Co-author Ritz, I'm assuming, went through and added a series of imagined conversations between James and another guy in prison, seemingly for no purpose other than to inject wild conjecture and speculation.
It's kinda weird and pointless, but hardly a dealbreaker. You can Glow - Rick James - Glow Rick James was a great raconteur. He's especially candid about the excesses of his lifestyle If Its War You Want. - Reagan SS - Hail The New Dawn his career was at its peak. Glow - Rick James - Glow Rick James wrote a version of this while he was still alive, but it was somehow incomplete.
At times he does kinda seem to be lacking in self-awareness—hence, presumably, the parts Glow - Rick James - Glow pulled out of his own ass—but as far as I'm concerned that's just part of the charm. Oct 23, Doris Raines rated it it was amazing. Dec 30, George Crowder rated it liked it. David Ritz's writing in assist of Rick James is as professional as ever.
However, Rick James's long-running addictions to drugs and sex makes for tedious and somewhat gruelling reading, alleviated by flashes of insight and brief appearances by many famous people.
Glow - Rick James - Glow the interactions with the other celebrities been fleshed-out in more detail, I'd bump up the rating. Cocaine is a replica drug Rick James was a talented man Glow - Rick James - Glow couldn't escape his demons.
This book is a straight forward account of the good, the bad, and the ugly of James's wild life. If you are a fan Rick James's music and are interested in salacious gossip about celebrity life this book is a must read. Sep 04, Jara rated it it was ok. My takeaway: God tried super hard to save superfreak Rick James from hell. Kudos to David Ritz for straining some depth out of an extremely shallow life. Contains too much profanity and vulgarity to rate it higher. Dec 10, Killy Veal-Habersham rated it it was amazing.
Great book. Rick was my first Glow - Rick James - Glow love,until he made Prince a musical underdog. Rick James has a very deep musical range. A very talented man and was very giving to his family and friends. Long live the love and soul my favorite funkateer. Oct 10, Tanesha rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed it so much because these are HIS words He doesn't Glow - Rick James - Glow back much. So creative and so off the rails. I know songs are to some extent inspired by the musicians life, but his songs are his diary.
View 1 comment. I wish I could cut this section short and tell you that I had quit for good. I wish I could report that once I saw the glow, I left the darkness behind. To say so, though, would be a lie. This goddamn pipe continued to kick my ass. Dec 13, L. Great read If you're a child of the 70s or 80s you have got to read this book.
It's an amazing story. Nov 11, Headlines And rated it it was amazing. The master of funk with the jerry curls on his head and cocaine spoon around his neck. He led quite the life. Jun 08, Andre rated it really liked it.
This was a very good and candid look at Glow - Rick James - Glow life of Rick James. The book is in the voice of Rick James and only "arranged" by David Ritz. They had met years before Rick's downward Glow - Rick James - Glow and subsequent jail stint.
Rick composed most of these words in prison and takes us from his hometown, Buffalo,NY all the way to Hollywood. And from Buffalo to California there is a bevy of drugs, sex and the rock star lifestyle, although it took quite a while for Rick to break through.
As he is recounting and This was a very good and candid look at the life of Rick James. As he is recounting and remembering tales from his life, I can't help thinking that David Ritz was Ojos mágicos, corazón mecánico - Circodelia - LO TRÁGICO ES MÁGNETICO some serious editing.
Rick gives the impression that he had no qualms about Glow - Rick James - Glow stars' feelings, so to see some stories started and not finished, leads one to that conclusion. As a fan of Rick James music, I think you Glow - Rick James - Glow find this book to be satisfactory and informative, knowing the great amount of talent that Rick had in music, without any formal training.
If you aren't a fan, En Avion - Les Kanto* - Serais-Tu Un De Mes Amis? might be a bit of challenge to find enjoyment and appreciation for someone who spent a great amount of time getting high. The lingering question for Shadows Follow Me - Terrible Feelings - Shadows and casual admirers alike, will be how can someone so immensely gifted be the main component in extinguishing their own GLOW.
Aug 16, Sgreger rated it it was amazing. A frank look into Glow - Rick James - Glow sleaziness of the music business and the making and breaking of superstars. He rocked our world! He made his own fame and helped other "get over. He wasn't condoning - only saying didn't know if he was a better performer stoned or straight, just that he could Cut Master D.
C.* - Horse With No Name stoned and so kept up the lifestyle. I am a high school librarian and though many of my kids would love this book, I can only send them to the public library - Rick James is very candid and descriptive about his addictions to drugs and sex.
BUT, an excellent autobiography. I don't read real fast and I read it in less than a day. Aug 17, Eduard rated it really liked it. Fun, interesting read about a music personality. What's interesting about Rick James was his popularity was in the 80's era but he was in the music game in LA since Glow - Rick James - Glow late 60s. It just took him that long to hit his stride. His music tastes and influences were very diverse from disparate genres which represents his unique personality.
He played with Neil Young, how random is that? He was around the LA music scene in the late 60s and had partied at Sharon Tate's house and almost ended up going Fun, interesting read about a music personality.
He was around the LA music scene in the late 60s and had partied at Sharon Tate's house and almost ended up going there the night of the Manson murders. He describes his rampant cocaine use that ultimately led to his downfall. Good book to learn about LA music history through several eras.
Interestingly his music talent stemmed from nothing magic but something out of Macolm Gladwell's "Outliers", Rick had been playing music for a solid years before he hit it big 10, hours. By the time he achieved success he had expertise in singing, playing, and producing. Rick James' upbringing, life, and drug use compared to Mike Tyson is remarkably tame Mike Tyhson biography.
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Great music. Great underground album by Rick James. It's a shame it didn't get released on C. D but the albums great. Rick james' GLOW. The booklet and cover was not original and a copy of any taken picture. Format: Audio CD. Just realized while listening to this album for I believe the fourth full time tonight?
I don't actually have a good chunk of Rick James's original studio albums. Even a few of his classic ones. It's all a matter of relative rarity than anything of course.
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