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Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:11 pm
by phro37
Christine wrote:And whatever is this:

The Pogues Members: Joe Strummer, Shane Macgowan, Jem Finer, Spider Stacy, Cait O'Riordan, Phil Chevron, James Fearnley, Darryl Hunt [Paperback]
The author is given as "Books LLC".

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pogues-Members- ... 979&sr=8-3

Out last May? 58 pages? What did I miss? Amazon does not give any further details.


here's the american link with an "excerpt"

http://www.amazon.com/Pogues-Members-Strummer-Macgowan-Oriordan/dp/115540484X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294697345&sr=8-1

no idea what this is...

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:00 pm
by James
Utterly ridiculous. I hope nobody's ever paid that £14.50. That takes some big, brass balls.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:33 pm
by Mike from Boston
James wrote:Utterly ridiculous. I hope nobody's ever paid that £14.50. That takes some big, brass balls.


Is this the period when Andrew was replaced by a drum machine and Terry quit to make movies? Based on the lineup listed and the size of the alleged "book"
maybe we could just make up a story of the time when the Pogues had two singers and two bass players!! :wink:

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:18 pm
by Christine
philipchevron wrote:
Christine wrote:And whatever is this:

The Pogues Members: Joe Strummer, Shane Macgowan, Jem Finer, Spider Stacy, Cait O'Riordan, Phil Chevron, James Fearnley, Darryl Hunt [Paperback]
The author is given as "Books LLC".

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pogues-Members- ... 979&sr=8-3

Out last May? 58 pages? What did I miss? Amazon does not give any further details.


As far as I've ever been able to determine, these are Wikipedia printouts.


They're selling Wikipedia printouts?! Wish I had thought of that, effortless moneyspinner. :shock: Pretty shameless, eh?

And hello Phro!

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:15 am
by phro37
hey! :D

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:10 am
by firehazard
Christine wrote:...
They're selling Wikipedia printouts?! Wish I had thought of that, effortless moneyspinner. :shock: Pretty shameless, eh?


And to think I spend a fair proportion of my working life trying to stop people from thinking that simply reproducing Wiki material is in any way a good idea. :roll:

Looking forward to Mr F's book though. 8)

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:31 pm
by James
firehazard wrote:Looking forward to Mr F's book though. 8)


Psst. Sneak preview.

James Fearnley (born 9 October 1954, Worsley) is an English musician. He plays accordion in the folk/punk band The Pogues.[1]

As a child he was a choir treble, but his voice changed at the age of sixteen. He took piano lessons but did not enjoy it, so he chose to learn the guitar instead. He played with the singer Nik Wade and later with a group called The Mixers, a band based in Teddington. Fearnley became the guitarist in the last edition of Shane MacGowan's band The Nipple Erectors.

The group then consisted of Shane MacGowan on vocals, Shanne Bradley on bass and Jon Moss on drums. When The Nips disbanded at the end of 1980, Fearnley joined the soul band The Giants. Fearnley was asked by Moss if he wanted to become a permanent member of a band in which he sometimes played, Culture Club. Due to a misunderstanding, Fearnley never joined Culture Club, and shortly after this the band went on to fame.

Fearnley sold his guitar and spent a year writing a novel. In 1982, MacGowan and Jem Finer were seeking an accordion player for their latest project. MacGowan knew that Fearnley had taken piano lessons and believed that he may have been able play the accordion too. Finer turned up at Fearnley's flat with an accordion in a laundry bag and persuaded him to give it a try. Fearnley was nicknamed 'maestro' because he could tune the instruments.

In 1989, he married actress Danielle von Zerneck and moved to Los Angeles, California. Fearnley left The Pogues in 1994 due to the band's heavy touring schedule, to spend more time with his family. He rejoined the band following the its reunion in 2001.

He was a founding member of The Low And Sweet Orchestra, which released their debut album of spaghetti western-styled ballads Goodbye To All That in 1996. This group consisted of former Thelonious Monster vocalist Mike Martt, Circle Jerks' Zander Schloss (guitar), the brothers Kieran and Dermot Mulroney (violins, cello, dobro), Tom Barta (bass) and Will Hughes (drums).

Fearnley has appeared as a guest musician on albums with Talking Heads (Naked), David Byrne, LILT and Melissa Etheridge (Yes I Am) among other.

In 1995 he wrote the score for the film, "God's Lonely Man".

Fearnley plays accordion, guitar, foot-operated snare drum and sings with Cranky George,[2] 'a band of one-man-bands' with Dermot Mulroney (cello, guitar, mandolin, foot-operated cymbal and hi-hat, and vocals), Kieran Mulroney (violin, ukuleles, guitars, foot-operated cowbell) and Brad Wood (bass, hat-box bass-drum and vocals) and Sebastian Sheehan (percussion).

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:12 pm
by RICHB
Anyone got any further info on this?

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:30 pm
by Alex
RICHB wrote:Anyone got any further info on this?


http://jamesfearnley.com/

April 2012 ??? I hope not!

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:30 pm
by Alex
according to amazon the book should be out since yesterday. But still it's only for pre-ordering...

Anybody any news?

Alex wrote:
RICHB wrote:Anyone got any further info on this?


http://jamesfearnley.com/

April 2012 ??? I hope not!

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:44 am
by firehazard
Alex wrote:according to amazon the book should be out since yesterday. But still it's only for pre-ordering...

Anybody any news?


I'd just observe that Faber are not the fastest moving of publishers nor the easiest to get information out of...

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:54 am
by philipchevron
firehazard wrote:
Alex wrote:according to amazon the book should be out since yesterday. But still it's only for pre-ordering...

Anybody any news?


I'd just observe that Faber are not the fastest moving of publishers nor the easiest to get information out of...


April 2012 sounds about right. The delay is not adequately explained though.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:35 am
by RICHB
philipchevron wrote:
firehazard wrote:
Alex wrote:according to amazon the book should be out since yesterday. But still it's only for pre-ordering...

Anybody any news?


I'd just observe that Faber are not the fastest moving of publishers nor the easiest to get information out of...


April 2012 sounds about right. The delay is not adequately explained though.


Maybe he hasnnt finished writting it yet???

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:08 am
by philipchevron
RICHB wrote:
philipchevron wrote:
firehazard wrote:
Alex wrote:according to amazon the book should be out since yesterday. But still it's only for pre-ordering...

Anybody any news?


I'd just observe that Faber are not the fastest moving of publishers nor the easiest to get information out of...


April 2012 sounds about right. The delay is not adequately explained though.


Maybe he hasnnt finished writting it yet???


Good Lord, no! He finished it ages ago.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:56 pm
by Villajohn
According to Amazon,the book has not yet been released.I tried to contact someone at Faber and Faber,but all i got was a voicemail,this was earlier today,obviously having an extended Bank holiday.Lucky for some!