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Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller by one of rock’s most provocative figures Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis’s searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. Infour self-described “knuckleheads” burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene kieids L. Over twenty years la Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller by one of rock’s most provocative figures Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis’s searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane.
Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group’s lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole roller-coaster ride.
Whether he’s recollecting the influence of the beautiful, strong women who have been his muses, or retracing a journey that has included appearances as diverse as a performance before half a million people at Woodstock or an audience of one at the humble compound of the exiled Dalai Lama, Kiedis shares a compelling story about the price of success and excess.
Scar Tissue is a story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption–a story that could only have come out of the world of rock. Paperbackpages. Published October 19th by Hachette Books hook published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scar Tissueplease sign up.
I think he is really talented, but it scarr to me that he got into the RHCP thing by luck. He also met a lot of famous people by just living in LA.
Davlog This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Well yeah, talent needs luck. But there was a point where he got kicked out due to his drug addiction and when he recovered they kiiedis him back …more Well yeah, bookk needs luck.
But there was a point where he got kicked out due to his drug addiction and when he recovered they wanted him back because he was so good. They had a different singer at that time but he was just a better fit to the band. And honestly, I doubt anthhony would have been this big if it wasn’t for keidis. See 2 questions about Scar Tissue…. Lists with This Book. DNF 55 pages I just can’t do this.
I can’t listen to this egotistical asshat talk about himself and how his awesome dipshit of a father hand fed him pot and quaaludes at age 11 and “introduced” him to sex at age 12 by letting him bang his Dad’s 18 year old girlfriend.
Because better than everyone else. Here is a quote scat show you what reading this is like: I’d go tho their antony and see their dads come home from tiissue office buildings and not have any time or energy bok compassion for their kids. They just sat their and drank their whiskey and smoked their cigars and read their paper and went to bed. That didn’t seem like a much better option. Trying to get some sleep so I’d be rested for school the next day while people were having sex on the couch and shooting cocaine and cranking the stereo was definitely not a mundane reality.
But it was mine. On school nights, I’d stay home, but Spider [aka Dad] would be right at his power table at the Rainbow. And his Dad is taking him to the Rainbow Room, giving him drugs on the kifdis, and sleeping until 2pm with his underage girlfriends. But don’t worry, he leaves him bus money to get school and a skateboard to get home – the skateboard making him a better more awesome skater than the famed Lords of Dogtown, by the way.
I would feel bad for the poor guy for having such a waste of a parent, but all he does is wax poetic about how awesome Dad was and he is such a little badass for being made into Daddy’s little drug mule as a prepubescent.
The way he talks about his early and rampant drug use is prideful versus caution tale-esque.
And don’t even get me started out how he talks about women and sex. The way he tells us about his earliest sexual exploits sounded less like a suave ladies man and more like a desperate band geek trying to convince the flute section that he had a threesome with two Brazilian models the night prior.
I’ve decided to stop here before I hate all the Peppers’ music forever as a result. View all comments. Aug 16, Ivan rated it really liked it. View all 6 comments. Oct 28, Ana added it Shelves: Anthony Kiedis, go put a dollar in the douche jar.
I recommend you stop being such a self-absorbed narcissist. I still like your music. These rock stars have taught me so much. View all 47 comments. I’m a sucker for a celebrity biography, especially one packed with lurid details of drug use and ill-advised sexual escapades. And, I love the Chili Peppers, so this book was irresistible to me.
I learned a little about Anthony Kiedis’ song-writing process, which was nice. Unfortunately, I also learned that he is a selfish prick with a stunning lack of self-awareness. But, hey, it’s only rock-n-roll, right? Nathony all 14 comments. Apr 10, F rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 3 comments.
Oct 07, Jonathan Ashleigh rated it it was ok. I am anghony sure Anthony Kiedis had a relationship with Flea which he does not describe and he had plenty of pages on which he could have, too many pages.
Apr 25, John rated it it was amazing. I grew up too early for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. My qnthony age son raves about them, calling them the new Doors which makes their lead singer Anthony Kiedis the equivalent of a modern Jim Morrison. There boook some parallels between Kiedis and Morrison. Both crafted mind-numbing lyrics in the City of Light, trolling the back alleys, canyons and mountain retreats of the West Side.
Both may have qualified as “erotic politicians”, Morrison’s clever depiction of the Doors to a stunned and befuddled I grew up too wnthony for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both may have qualified as “erotic politicians”, Morrison’s clever depiction anghony the Doors to a stunned and befuddled media. Both were self-destructive semi-insane nihilists whose appetite for excess drove them to the edge Morrison slipped over while Kiedis crawled back to write this engaging, moving testimonial.
Having read at least 50 rock bios over the course of my life the lifestyle, decadence and the road are can do you in. This book was funny, insane, tragic, inspiring The tales from tlssue early days of the Hollywood punk scene, the overdose death of Hillel Slovak, the bouts with rehab, the disappointments, the descriptions of lyrics bkok personal struggles This is an incredible band The RHCPs belong in the same genre.
I never bought into the phenom of rap music But the RHCP converted me Not your run of the mill tribe of nihilistic LA punks. I recently learned that Flea actually went back to study at USC in his forties. Jan 14, Kate rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to purchase at an airport bookshop.
Despite the millions of copies sold, as proclaimed on the cover, it failed to impress. Anthony Keidis happily retells how he wasted his life on drugs, screwed and screwed over countless women, friends and collegaues and ended up alone – not even his closest friend Flea talks bokk him any more.
I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to purchase at an airport bookshop.
I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to Keidis. He has done nothing for the betterment of humanity despite millions of dollars, instead he wasted it away and has seemingly no regrets. If I can stop a single person reading this book my job is done. View all 32 comments. When I first started reading this book I thought to myself what a self involved asshole! In fact I had to have a little pep talk with myself so I could carry on reading.
He effectively wrote himself as the villain of the piece and he doesn’t seem to have realized it. I also just could not get over the fact that not once did he condemn his father who essentially got him into doing drugs at age 11 but would make snippy little comments about band mates and girlfriends at every turn for relatively inconsequential things. But most amazing to me was that a man who clearly sees himself as a modern day poet wrote a page book about himself and didn’t include one introspective or self analytically thought!
All in all I would have given this book 5 stars had the continuous cycle of drug abuse and rehab not gotten a little monotonous. Sep 23, Bre rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let’s say right now that I loved this book and I can’t understand why so many people dogged on it so badly.