Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn
How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star

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I fell for the deceptive simplicity, the way Thorn can make you feel as if you were at the gig...She seizes your attention because she never asks for it, and in that her authorial voice is very like her singing voice, soft and low, magnetic.
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I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records.

Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. In that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of our lives. I've been in the charts, out of them, back in. I've seen myself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody and a disco diva. I haven't always fitted in, you see, and that's made me face up to the realities of a pop career - there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.

 

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Tracey Thorn was the singer and songwriter with Everything But the Girl from 1982 to 2000. She has since recorded several solo albums.
 
Published February 7, 2013 by Virago. 385 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Young Adult. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kitty Empire on Feb 10 2013

Bedsit Disco Queen is that most satisfying thing – a book that pulls back the veil for fans with candour and humour, while charting a social history of UK pop with Zelig-like perspective.

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Reviewed by Zoe Williams on Jan 24 2013

I fell for the deceptive simplicity, the way Thorn can make you feel as if you were at the gig...She seizes your attention because she never asks for it, and in that her authorial voice is very like her singing voice, soft and low, magnetic.

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