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by John Taylor

  • Author: John Taylor
  • ISBN: 0525958002
  • ISBN13: 978-0525958000
  • ePub: 1368 kb | FB2: 1160 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Dutton (October 16, 2012)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 767
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In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran ePub download

John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride through his life. In the Pleasure Groove is, quite simply, a fascinating tale of very interesting man who has jammed one hell of a lot of living into his 52 years.

John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride through his life. From the eighties through today. com Taylor’s Insightful, entertaining memoir, the inside story of the seminal ‘80s band, Duran Duran -Publishers Weekly The book is a familiar tale of rock ’n’ roll, sin and redemption, but Taylor’s capable voice make this a more nuanced and intriguing memoir than might be expected.

Duran Duran, Ordinary World. Crisis Opportunity. Ten o’clock in the morning on any given weekday in 1964, and I have stepped down off the porch and wait, kicking at the grooved concrete driveway, watching as Mom pulls the front door closed, locks it up, and puts the key in her handbag; she puts the handbag in the shopping bag, and off we go. Left off the drive and up the hill that is the street on which we live, Simon Road.

John Taylor, Duran Duran’s bassist, was my imaginary boyfriend for years before I even considered getting a real on. In the pleasure groove. Love, Death and Duran Duran. By John Taylor with Tom Sykes.

John Taylor, Duran Duran’s bassist, was my imaginary boyfriend for years before I even considered getting a real one. I loved his insouciance and chiseled cheekbones. I loved his funky, sophisticated bass lines. I loved the dirty ashtray I stole from the housekeeping trolley outside his hotel room after a concert in 1984. I loved his silver leather pants.

It happens to be from the one Duran album that bassist John Taylor was not involved in, Pop Trash. I was fortunate to speak with John Taylor in November, 2014, during an interview that we will publish in parts over the next several months. And, coincidently, I had just reached that chapter in his book, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran, where he recalls the need to try and lead a normal life – focusing on family, and staying in one place for a while – leaving the machine – leaving the band. The separation was temporary, but at the time the future was unknown.

In The Pleasure Groove book. John Formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran - John Taylor: Rock Star memoirs are my guilty pleasure. Even if you are not a Duranie, you will find some joy in this poptastic and decadent book. In The Pleasure Groove by Taylor of Duran Duran-the book cover 5 4 North America, I like the gold lettering across this idol's chest. Chrissy also loved In The Pleasure Groove.

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John recounts the story of the band’s formation, their massive success, and his journey to the brink of self-destruction. Told with humor, honesty?and packed with exclusive pictures?In the Pleasure Groove is an irresistible rock-and-roll portrait of a band whose popularity has never been stronger. com/?book 0142196940).

John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride through his life. From the eighties through today, from Rio to All You Need is Now, John writes about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon. With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest music of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single ‘Planet Earth’ right up to their latest number one album, All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It’s been a ride – and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story. A tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John Formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs –hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But there were tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around.Told with humor, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.
Mr Freeman
Duran Duran was - and still is - my favorite band of all time, so of course I was interested in reading a book about my favorite band member. Wow. What we make up and believe happens "behind the scenes" when you are a young teenager is so not reality. John Taylor's account of his childhood years, then taking the reader through the band's beginnings, through the band's success and fame, to where he is today - all through his eyes - is absolutely wonderful. He writes with such courage, selflessness, down-to-earth raw candor that I have an entirely new type of respect for him (and the rest of the band). I truly appreciate him for writing his story and the powerful message it could bring to those "up and coming" today in the music/entertainment industry today. His words offer inspiration, hope, and of what it takes to be successful - hard work. Thank you, John, for writing your story ... I appreciate and respect you even more now at "40 something" years than I ever have. May you and your family continue to have peace and joy in your life.
Xinetan
I don't feel compelled to write reviews very often. But I do tonight. Just turned my tablet off, having finished my kindle version of this book, got out of bed, it's close to midnight, but yes. That's how nice it was to read this book. OK, so you might say it's commercial. You might say he is just trying to milk the golden calf just a little longer. It might be true. Or not. I like to think not. I can hear a most authentic voice coming out of these pages - of a young man's rise to stardom and him getting totally lost. Oh so lost. The lovely part is this - there IS someone watching over us from above or perhaps it was Mom Jean's prayers that finally came through and helped him pull out of it all. This is a fantastic story how a lost soul finds peace. Despite of stardom. For those of us who has "followed" JT for many years, since he was plastered on our walls and up until now when we all have grey hairs and a few more wrinkles - well, it's been a blast to hear his voice coming through and getting to know him a little better in these pages. Well done John - that was a very good read.
Delan
My interest in Duran Duran was mainly rooted in their earlier dance tracks. They had a style that was edgier than most of the other bands from the new romantic and synth pop bands of the era.
This book is the right balance between road stories, band history, personal growth and sex drugs and rock and roll. I bought it on a whim and listened to their musical output while reading it. Although Mr. Taylor made some of the same poor choices that instant fame and money brought to many of his peers, at least he owns them and there is little blame on circumstances or other people. Many of these rock royalty bios and autobiographies leave a bad taste at the end and possibly the need for a long shower! This one, however, left me feeling a great deal of respect for the author. He seems open and honest and that makes for a great read and a good life.
Xurad
As a teen in the 80s, I was "in love" with John Taylor and pretty much most of the band as most young girls were. I never knew about his battles and looking back, it amazes me at all that happened but how well the publicity managers did their jobs. It's hard to imagine how he could have made it through so much, and at times, I found myself asking, "how is he even still here?" Thankfully...he is and sometimes you just know that things happen for a reason that we cannot begin to understand yet our lives play out day by day to the tune of a play written out long before we drew a first breath. Yes, JT, you are right where you are meant to be and thanks for sharing your story so honestly and openly. It helps the teen in me who drove 5hrs to see your final 2016 US date in Durant realize that yes, he and the guys are human. There are songs on Paper Gods that speak to me, especially Pressure Off as I deal with my mom's third battle with a rare form of cancer that we know, ultimately, will win the war in this life, but not the next. Thanks for helping me through my own battles, and for always being there when I turn on my playlist.
Thohelm
This is a great read for any fan of Duran Duran and John Taylor. I preordered the download and started reading it at midnight, Pacific Time. I couldn't put it down until I HAD to go to sleep at 4 am. I finished it this afternoon.

John's writing is very engaging and honest. He has a flair for getting straight to the point that is unexpected and refreshing. He also had the sense to know who would be reading this book (fans) and didn't go over what were already well known details of the early years. Instead, he brings us his eyes, his perception, and his story in a way that is brutally honest and a little more than critical of his years in addiction.Yes, as others have said, he doesn't dish down and dirty details but I'm okay with that. I thought he was too classy to go down that road and and didn't expect him to talk poorly of anyone in the band. Perhaps that's because he truly takes full responsibility for his own actions and has the compassion to know that his perspective was the only truth he knew to write about.

And we learn plenty of truth about his downward spiral into cocaine, alcohol and fame addiction. It was a long ride for John. Those who had similar experiences in the early 80's might be surprised that it took him so long to get to rehab. He stayed in that bubble for a very long time. I'm glad he made it out.

I was getting a bit worried when I hit 60% done and he was still in 1985. I wanted to know about the years when he left the band and worried he would completely skim over it. And he does do that just a little but somehow he covered just enough that I did not feel lacking when I was done. I have been waiting for this book since early this year so I had built up some expectations. But as John reiterates from recovery, expectations are just disappointments under construction. Go in reading this book with that in mind and you will find an excellent memoir.
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