Bodies: Life and Death in Music

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Bodies: Life and Death in Music

Bodies: Life and Death in Music

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And, running alongside it all, there’s the very human story of Winwood’s own descent into addiction, triggered by a personal tragedy.

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. In Bodies, author Ian Winwood explores the music industry’s many failures, from addiction and mental health issues to its ongoing exploitation of artists. Still, if you are interested in the music business and rock music in particular, this is a book worth reading. I really enjoyed this (insofar as you ‘enjoy’ something that’s hella dark in places) and think it’s an important, nuanced and powerful exploration of the music industry and the damage it does to people.It has been billed as tackling and exposing the failures of the music industry in a way that nobody else has. There are lots of interesting stories and as I've said, some very difficult ones to read; I stopped reading Kerrang! Even though we're all familiar with the history of the Lostprophets lead singer (I refuse to mention him by name), it's still very, very hard to read that particular bit. Envy for the experiences of brushing shoulders with the best of the best, the influential scattershot of Lemmy, Primal Scream and Ginger Wildheart. Conversations about mental health and support for those with issues should be an essential part of looking after artists.

Winwood tells a lot of stories about those who have suffered, those lost along the way, and asks why it keeps happening. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer. Winwood makes a compelling argument and overturns some long-held notions about "rock and roll excess" by deftly tying together a vast amount of information . But while these elders and kind-hearted individuals are doing their best, the industry itself has a ways to go. Working as a music journalist his life is adjacent and exposed to the same culture as these musicians, some of which he counts among his friends.Bodies relates a number of incidents where an artist is pushed or feels impelled to work despite being clearly unwell, sometimes with terrible consequences.

Winwood makes a compelling argument and overturns some long-held notions about “rock and roll excess” by deftly tying together a vast amount of information . Sources mined from his own past interviews as well as those directly tied to the writing of this book.It’s also an environment with a history of heavily skewed power dynamics open to all manner of abuses. The problems are everywhere, whether it's the lack of money artists make or the uncaring attitude from higher ups at labels. Winwood is excoriatingly honest in his appraisal of both the artists and himself, in this visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music.

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