Death of an Unsigned Band

Death of an Unsigned Band A hilarious fly on the wall trip around the outskirts of the music industry with a valuable lesson unsigned bands never become signed bands they have to die first You re an unsigned band You re a fuc

A hilarious fly on the wall trip around the outskirts of the music industry, with a valuable lesson unsigned bands never become signed bands they have to die first You re an unsigned band You re a fuckin deeply unsigned band You look like an unsigned band You sound like an unsigned band You think like an unsigned band You talk like an unsigned band Why on God s gA hilarious fly on the wall trip around the outskirts of the music industry, with a valuable lesson unsigned bands never become signed bands they have to die first You re an unsigned band You re a fuckin deeply unsigned band You look like an unsigned band You sound like an unsigned band You think like an unsigned band You talk like an unsigned band Why on God s green earth would any record company want an unsigned band on its roster It ain t gonna happen, pal Being an unsigned band isn t a situation it s a mental illness, and few people realize they re suffering from this affliction Russell Groom knows, and he wants to change things fast but he doesn t fit the traditional rock star mold He is alcohol intolerant, says no to drugs, and is starting to have murderous thoughts toward Jake, his vacuous, and perpetually at odds with reality front man His woefully unexceptional band is headed nowhere, inhabiting a world of cramped and sweaty rehearsal rooms, crap day jobs, empty gigs, and interminable trips to play dodgy festival slots Enter Josh the enigmatic and blithely arrogant son of a successful record producer with an offer that s impossible to refuse.

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Death of an Unsigned Band

  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Not to be confused with Philosopher Psychologist Tim Thornton, Historian Tim Thornton or Yachting IT expert Tim Thornton.Tim Thornton was born in Darlington in 1973 Despite a boarding school education and a degree in Drama, his adulthood has largely been spent playing the drums, currently for alt blues act Fink.In 2006 he escaped from behind the drumkit and headed for his laptop where he attempted to do what few drummers had done before string a written sentence together In fact he managed around 15,000 of them, forming the backbone of his first novel, The Alternative Hero, published by Knopf in 2009.In 2010 Tim s years of being in bands 9 unsigned, 2 signed climaxed in a second novel, Death of an Unsigned Band, which contains a further 12,000 sentences, some of which contain verbs It was released by Jonathan Cape in the UK, and might be available in other global destinations if you ask your bookstore very nicely.

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  1. Death Of an Unsigned Band by Tim Thornton vintage books Yes I bought this book on the strength of the title that made me pick it off the shelf and a front page that bears the legend Death of an unsigned band a novel by tim thornton unsigned bands never become signed bands They have to die first Yes that was enough to make me buy it.Thankfully it is not a zombie or ghost or vampire story Instead it is a good look at what it s like being in a unsigned band whose only ambition is to be signed to a [...]


  2. I personally thought the prose wasn t the best, especially when the author s describing the music being played it brings to mind the well known quote that writing about music is like dancing about architecture possible, but really, really difficult Otherwise, the rest of the storytelling was pretty enjoyable, especially the dialogue it s chock full of working class British slang in all it s glory.The events of the book mainly concern the band in question and their seemingly futile quest to get s [...]


  3. I was once in a band, long ago, when the fictional members of Tim Thornton s unsigned band were all small children, but it seems little has changed This is a deeply familiar world, of pubs and clubs, battered transit vans, dank rehearsal studios and cold dingy bedsits full of fag ends and coffee cups and the stale smell of old patchouli.There s than a touch of Nick Hornby in this closely observed comedy about the members of a struggling band, desperate to be signed The story is told mainly thro [...]


  4. Having read this book over 3 years ago and not going back to it since, I can still remember the most intricate of plot details which for me shows how Tim Thornton put together a classic British novel Having spent time in a band myself, an unsigned one at that, I could relate to a lot of the situations the band found themselves in Add in lots of band references, British culture and some funny sitcom type situations, it makes for a really good fun read.A popcorn flick of a novel, perfect for a sun [...]


  5. Tim Thornton s Death of an Unsigned Band is fun and readable, yet deeply meaningful on a personal level For anyone who wants to know what it s like to be in a band, this novel is your vicarious experience for any musician who s experienced the fragile dynamics of a band, you ll love reading about your life The novel s story is the journey or maybe life cycle of a rock band, the members of which look for their own kind of purpose or meaning in the struggle to make it as a signed act.




  6. The slang alone makes this a fun read One of the better music books i ve read Not quite High Fidelity, but good tension and humor with a bit of insight.


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