Let's Spend the Night Together

Let's Spend the Night Together

Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies

eBook - 2007
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Presents biographies of twenty-four rock groupies in their own words, including Tura Satana, Miss Mercy, Cynthia Plaster Caster, and Miss B.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2007], ©2007
ISBN: 9781556529795
9781556529771
9781556526688
Branch Call Number: 781.6609 De
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 384 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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nouanda
Apr 30, 2013

This book was very entertaining, but I think these girls were very naive !!

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TonyTucci
Dec 01, 2011

"Woman, thy name is vanity."

This book is trash; DesBarres must have been a better groupie than she is a writer. She, as the world's preeminent "groupie", presents here the stories of other groupies she finds notable, with a chapter devoted to each one. The book is full of typographical and factual errors. She states as fact the drug-addled 40 year old reminiscences of her colleagues, for example, "Lori Lightning" says that Steve Tallorico was of Italian descent; he's Puerto Rican. (that's Steve Tyler, BTW) I didn't even bother to finish this book. It sucks almost as hard as she and her friends must have, in their heydays. These are stories best left to oral tradition; setting them down in print violates the "code of the road" and ends up cheapening everyone involved. Groupies are a necessary and welcome part of rock, but DesBarres inadvertently exposes what underlies her sugardaddy fantasy coating; their vapidity, ignorance, and vainglorious avaricious sexual pursuit of rock stars in the hope that some of their fame, and perhaps riches, might rub off on them; or they might even hook one into marriage, the ultimate prize in the groupie game. Most of the groupies' stories are more saddening than titillating. And because most of their stories have to go through the DesBarres filter, and are not told in their original voice, the stories also suffer as she's not a professional or very competent writer. The best parts are those in which she quotes the groupie directly, as in Ms O'Connor's story, in which she succinctly and eloquently summarizes her own emotions, and the strains and influences which led her as a young teen to seek out the company of traveling rock musicians ant their entourages; how she addressed those issues; and how she moved on, leaving "the life" behind. Best chapter in the book, IMO. But seriously, the time I wasted on this I will never get back, and neither will you, should you succumb to the siren's call, and the shamelessly alluring cover photo. And despite her claims as a pioneering trailblazer, it should be noted that groupies have existed as long as power, wealth and fame have existed; these latter attract the former like bees to honey.

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