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Disgraceland

Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly
Lu par : Jake Brennan
Durée : 6 h et 6 min

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From the creator of the popular rock 'n' roll true crime podcast Disgraceland comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history.

You may know Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin, but did you know he shot his bass player in the chest with a shotgun or that a couple of his wives died under extremely mysterious circumstances? Or that Sam Cooke was shot dead in a seedy motel after barging into the manager's office naked to attack her? Maybe not. Would it change your view of him if you knew that, or would your love for his music triumph?

Real rock stars do truly insane thing and invite truly insane things to happen to them: murder, drug trafficking, rape, cannibalism and the occult. We allow this behavior. We are complicit because a rock star behaving badly is what's expected. It's baked into the cake. Deep down, way down, past all of our self-righteous notions of justice and right and wrong, when it comes down to it, we want our rock stars to be bad. We know the music industry is full of demons, ones that drove Elvis Presley, Phil Spector, and Sid Vicious and that consumed the Norwegian black metal scene. We want to believe in the myths because they're so damn entertaining.

Disgraceland is a collection of the best of these stories about some of the music world's most beloved stars and their crimes. It will mix all-new, untold stories with expanded stories from the first two seasons of the Disgraceland podcast. Using figures we already recognize, Disgraceland shines a light into the dark corners of their fame, revealing the fine line that separates heroes and villains as well as the danger Americans seek out in their news cycles, tabloids, reality shows, and soap operas. At the center of this collection of stories is the ever-fascinating music industry - a glittery stage populated by gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, and groupies, with violence, scandal, and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll entertainment.

©2019 Jake Brennan (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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  • R. Dack
  • 03/10/2019

Nothing new here

He tried to weave stories connecting chapters. it doesn't work. Needs lesser known stories and new info. Frankie Lymon? Paul Williams of the Temptations?

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  • leilababy2
  • 07/10/2019

Jake, I think you can do better

First, the narration was terrible. Distracting to have someone read like robot and then put the wrong emphasis on syllables.
Second, I am a fan (from the very first show) of the podcast and even went to the live show when he was on town. This book was too short, the stories were too stripped down. I thought that if we were going to get a whole book, we would be getting more detail than if he just prepared a podcast for each story. Each story would not have made a full podcast.
Third, the choice of stories was really good and I liked how most of them segued into the next. It did make it a little hard to tell where the end of one was and the beginning of another was. Most of the stories didn’t really have a climax, so hard to tell when one was over.
Disappointed, but pleased to get a few extra stories.

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  • nikki mastromarino
  • 04/10/2019

This book is good if you don’t listen to the podcast but if you do, don’t bother

I was excited about this book coming out but since I was a fan of the podcast and had listens to it for about a year now I pretty much had heard all the stories in the book there is a few in here that are not in the podcast but it is not really worth the credit just for those few stories so I will be returning this book and getting something else

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  • kelly brooks
  • 10/01/2020

Enlightening for music lovers

Good book, I bought after getting hooked on the podcast by the same name! Buy it to be enlightened about musicians lives & deaths you've never heard before

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05/12/2019

LOVE it!!

Love this like I love the podcast . Excellent stories! Jake is a great narrator!!

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  • ryan morrison
  • 22/11/2019

Simply Amazing!!!!

I’ve been listing to the podcast for a long time now and I was super excited about the book announcement, but when I found it on audible I had to get it here because listening to Jake tell these stories with the passion, and enthusiasm he does makes it that much more entertaining and it’s awesome to here an author be so passionate and excited about their own work. DISGRACELAND is by far my favorite book/ audio book because I for one love hearing all of these stories and all the behind the scenes details of stuff, and diving down the rabbit hole to uncover the dark side of fame and celebrity. I love the book and podcast and can’t wait for more to come from Jake and DISGRACELAND.

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  • Jbooz
  • 14/11/2019

Very good!

I enjoy the DISGRACELAND podcast, I think Jake does an amazing job with his descriptions of the events. I love his story telling abilities. It’s truly a fascinating listen!

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  • JESSICA
  • 12/11/2019

Full circle listening

Jake Brennan has a way of adding little tid bits to each story that catches the music lovers attention and helps wrap the stories together. Great story telling all around.

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  • Amber
  • 29/10/2019

spectacular

I loved it. the stories were sometimes intense but they were a great blend of melodic words and phrases mixed with unbelievable details. give it a listen :)

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  • John
  • 28/10/2019

Bleeping language on an audiobook?

This isn’t the nightly new and if Jake can’t handle language, he should pack it up and go the fuck home. You’re talking about bad behavior of rock stars, but your censoring language is absolute bullshit.