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Bad Vibes by Luke Haines
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Oct 13, 2009

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bookshelves: 2010, music, memoir
Read from January 19 to 20, 2010

My previous knowledge of the Auteurs was limited to the song Lenny Valentino, so I didn't really know what to expect from the book.

Luke Haines is self deprecating, but doesn't shy away from telling you exactly what he thinks about things. There were one or two moments where he seemed to have a change of heart, but overall his opinions appear to be cast in stone.

In my experience hindsight is a wonderful thing, and you need to re-evaluate things in context.

However his forthrightness makes for a funny and interesting read.

He's open about the failures in touring America, and the root cause of the problems.

It's a good insight into the 90s music scene, and each chapter is begun with a brief retrospection of the music and characters from that time.

Regardless of your musical taste it's a quick and lively read

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