And then when I talked to her she was incredibly smart, too. We just had a bond. A week and a half, maybe two weeks later we started living together. We just couldn't hard- ly stand to be away from each other. People would even tell us: "That's not right, it's not healthy, you guys shouldn't be spending all your time together. It was a while on before the group actually happened.
All my life I'd been to see rock'n'roll bands, but I'd never quite been in one myself until I met her. I remember her saying, "Well, we should do that", and I'd say, "Well, yeah, I guess we could do that", and she'd go, "Of course we could do it! Sometimes you have friends and they'll talk you out of doing things.
Love and Poison (released ) is a live concert video of Suede's show at the Brixton Academy venue on 16 May , notable mainly for its collection of early . Love and Poison is the official biography of the English alternative rock band Suede. The book, written by long-time band associate David Barnett, reveals the .
They'll say: "You? Oh yeah, sure. If I hadn't met Ivy I might just still be going to rock'n'roll shows. She's really courageous and she's really smart. At first, when we started out we just wanted to have fun and we didn't want to have anything to do with the business part of all this band stuff, but every time we've tried to have somebody manage us it's been some kind of a bad experience, so she's taken over managing the band and she really does it great.
That's why the Cramps are still around after all this time, because she cares about it and she's capable of unbelievable acts. This is our dreamchild or something, this is something that we make and we do together, and we're real protective of it. And we're also appreciative of the fact that we invented this thing called the Cramps, and from that has sprung a subculture of people all over the world, and we feel we're representative of them.
We take that real seriously. We've thought about having children before, but we've always been so busy doing this, and this seems more important to us. We have three cats and we can't even stand to leave them to go on tour. So I don't know how we'd deal with a child. We're different in a lot of ways. I tend to fly off the handle and go crazy and start screaming and she tends to be a bit wiser and calmer and more patient than I am - before she starts going wild, too.
I think she's a lot classier than I am, but I think I've gained a lot of class from her. It's hard to figure out how we're different because we're together all the time and we always do everything together. In a way it's kind of one thing, me and her, but she's also very much an individual and very strong. She grows like a tree. She's faceted like a diamond.
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The captivating concealed-autobiography of a toothy prick's adventures in the underworld and underbelly of s Britpop's occasional darlings, Suede. Or Swayyyyyde, as I prefer to call them. If you are interested in the 90s UK music scene, and this band's sometimes Roman Empire, sometimes Reginald Perrin, -esque rise and fall within it, then you will like this book! Worth the price for the photographic evidence of David's peacock-cockatoo-hairdo alone!
View 1 comment. Suede remain one of my favourite bands. I remember vividly their appearance at the Brits which at the time was still a cosy back slapping corporate event. I've seen them 3 times: I saw them on the Dog Man Star tour which introduced their new guitarist Richard Oakes and was lucky enough to see their comeback gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
It's the best gig I've ever attended, there was so much love in the room for them that night which considering they'd almost become the forgotten band of the Suede remain one of my favourite bands. It's the best gig I've ever attended, there was so much love in the room for them that night which considering they'd almost become the forgotten band of the 'britpop' era was immensely gratifying. I also saw them at Brixton when they played 'Coming Up' in its entirety - another excellent gig. This actually works quite well. It's certainly not a white wash, it doesn't stint on either the drugs nor the arguments.
The band were great and this book does them justice. This book is written by a Suede fan. As such, it's a bit of a hagiography, drug abuse and wasted time aside. Still, it's an often funny read about a band that exploded from abject poverty into extreme fame, mainly thanks to the intense partnership between Bernard Butler guitarist and songsmith and Brett Anderson singer and songsmith.
As Barnett acts bitchy throughout the book, and occasionally got me to think "oh, when will his self-obsessed ass get edited the right way? An example: The then deputy editor of the NME later confided that, while he enjoyed the book, there were far too many Smiths song references in it for his liking. I counted seven in the first three chapters alone so he may well have had a point. There's also a lot of taking the piss out of himself in this book, for which Barnett deserves credit.