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Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Posted by Notcot on Mar 5, 2013 in Cult Film
Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Released in 1970, Performance starred James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. A thorough analysis of the making of the film featuring original interviews with those involved. How Performance came about and the involvement of key players such as James Fox who journeyed into the criminal underworld and how real gangsters were involved in the research for the film. Reveals how Marlon Brando was originally considered for the role of Chas. The various conflicts and intrigues that arose during filming, how the film was edited, the censorship pressures, the unseen footage and how it eventually made its way to the big screen. Critical reaction to the film and how it turned into a cult classic. An overview of the careers to date of directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roag.

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Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt

Posted by Notcot on Feb 17, 2013 in Cult Film
Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt

This is the first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain’s greatest cult musician. Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with the Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 1960s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves’ garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from a fourth floor window at a party and was paralysed from the waist down. He reinvented himself as a singer and composer with the extraordinary album Rock Bottom that has brought him a loyal following not just in Britain but in France, Italy and Germany. Today, Wyatt remains perennially hip, guesting with artists such as Bjork, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip. Marcus O’Dair has talked to all of them – indeed to just about everyone who has shaped, or been shaped by, Wyatt over five decades of music history.

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Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt

Posted by Notcot on Feb 14, 2013 in Cult Film
Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt

This is the first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain’s greatest cult musician. Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with the Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 1960s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves’ garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from a fourth floor window at a party and was paralysed from the waist down. He reinvented himself as a singer and composer with the extraordinary album Rock Bottom that has brought him a loyal following not just in Britain but in France, Italy and Germany. Today, Wyatt remains perennially hip, guesting with artists such as Bjork, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip. Marcus O’Dair has talked to all of them – indeed to just about everyone who has shaped, or been shaped by, Wyatt over five decades of music history.

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Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Posted by Notcot on Jan 27, 2013 in Cult Film
Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Released in 1970, Performance starred James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. A thorough analysis of the making of the film featuring original interviews with those involved. How Performance came about and the involvement of key players such as James Fox who journeyed into the criminal underworld and how real gangsters were involved in the research for the film. Reveals how Marlon Brando was originally considered for the role of Chas. The various conflicts and intrigues that arose during filming, how the film was edited, the censorship pressures, the unseen footage and how it eventually made its way to the big screen. Critical reaction to the film and how it turned into a cult classic. An overview of the careers to date of directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roag.

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Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Posted by Notcot on Jan 27, 2013 in Cult Film
Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Released in 1970, Performance starred James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. A thorough analysis of the making of the film featuring original interviews with those involved. How Performance came about and the involvement of key players such as James Fox who journeyed into the criminal underworld and how real gangsters were involved in the research for the film. Reveals how Marlon Brando was originally considered for the role of Chas. The various conflicts and intrigues that arose during filming, how the film was edited, the censorship pressures, the unseen footage and how it eventually made its way to the big screen. Critical reaction to the film and how it turned into a cult classic. An overview of the careers to date of directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roag.

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Kraftwerk: Publikation

Posted by Notcot on Dec 12, 2012 in Cult Film
Kraftwerk: Publikation

Omnibus Press presents a new and major biography of the first-ever all-electronic pop group, Kraftwerk, one of the most influential bands in popular music history. David Buckley examines the cult enigma that is Kraftwerk! The inner workings of this most secretive of bands are revealed through interviews with friends and close associates. The story of their incredible impact on modern music is traced up to the present day using interviews with a host of musicians, from original electro pioneers such as Gary Numan and the Human League to contemporary acts still in awe of the original Man Machines.

Price : £ 13.99

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Kraftwerk: Publikation

Posted by Notcot on Dec 10, 2012 in Cult Film
Kraftwerk: Publikation

Omnibus Press presents a new and major biography of the first-ever all-electronic pop group, Kraftwerk, one of the most influential bands in popular music history. David Buckley examines the cult enigma that is Kraftwerk! The inner workings of this most secretive of bands are revealed through interviews with friends and close associates. The story of their incredible impact on modern music is traced up to the present day using interviews with a host of musicians, from original electro pioneers such as Gary Numan and the Human League to contemporary acts still in awe of the original Man Machines.

Price : £ 13.99

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

Posted by Notcot on Oct 22, 2012 in Cult Film
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

During his lifetime Zevon never quite achieved the recognition he deserved, but he did build up a huge cult following and critical acclaim for his songwriting from some of the biggest names in the music industry. When he was diagnosed with cancer he asked his estranged wife Crystal Zevon to take notes for a ‘no-hold-barred’ oral biography and insight into the Los Angeles music scene at the top of it’s game. Revealing and unreservedly honest, the hardback earned much critical acclaim. This work features an introduction by Bruce Springsteen and afterword by Carl Hiassen.

Price : £ 6.75

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

Posted by Notcot on Oct 21, 2012 in Cult Film
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

During his lifetime Zevon never quite achieved the recognition he deserved, but he did build up a huge cult following and critical acclaim for his songwriting from some of the biggest names in the music industry. When he was diagnosed with cancer he asked his estranged wife Crystal Zevon to take notes for a ‘no-hold-barred’ oral biography and insight into the Los Angeles music scene at the top of it’s game. Revealing and unreservedly honest, the hardback earned much critical acclaim. This work features an introduction by Bruce Springsteen and afterword by Carl Hiassen.

Price : £ 6.75

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Dennis Hopper

Posted by Notcot on May 1, 2012 in Cult Film
Dennis Hopper

The comprehensive biography of the cult film star who died in May 2010.

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