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ISBN: 0316726729
Author: Anthony Kiedis
Language: English
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; repr edition (September 30, 2004)
Pages: 480
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
Rating: 4.4
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Home Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue. This is my story, scar tissue and all. Chapter 1. Me, I’m from Michigan. I’d been shooting coke for three days straight with my Mexican drug dealer, Mario, when I remembered the Arizona show

Home Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue. I’d been shooting coke for three days straight with my Mexican drug dealer, Mario, when I remembered the Arizona show. By then, my band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, had one album out, and we were about to go to Michigan to record our second album, but first, Lindy, our manager, had booked us a gig in a steakhouse disco in Arizona. The promoter was a fan of ours and he was going to pay us more than we were worth and we all needed the money, so we agreed to play.

Scar Tissue is the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis. It was released in 2004 by Hyperion and authored by Kiedis with Larry Sloman, who compiled information and conducted interviews. The book reached No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List. An audiobook version, read by actor Rider Strong, was released by Phoenix Audio on June 30, 2006.

Anthony Kiedis's Scar Tissue. is not. It's thoughtful, candid, and entertaining. Scar Tissue reminds me of Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle where the crazy parents keep the family on the move through America’s poor towns. The only difference is that the poor town in Scar Tissue also has a thriving art and music scene, and he’s in no hurry to leave or see the world. As for his constant drug use, he has his father’s stash to keep him high 24 hours a day, so it’s not like he has to deal it to support his habit. Anthony Kiedis is a wonderful songwriter and one of the best frontmen in the business, Scar Tissue tells his story from day one up until the release of By The Way from a very personal and open perspective. Most rocker autobiographies are ponderously lame. Anthony Kiedis's Scar Tissue. I enjoyed the read however, a large portion of the book is entirely a diary of his journeys to pick up and ingest drugs which grows tired rather quickly.

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In "Scar Tissue" Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, he moved to LA aged eleven to live with his father Blackie, purveyor of pills, pot, and cocaine to the Hollywood elite. Crisscrossing the country, the Chili Peppers were musical innovators and influenced a whole generation of musicians. But there’s a price to pay for both success and excess and in" Scar Tissue", Kiedis writes candidly of the overdose death of his soul mate and band mate, Hillel Slovak, and his own ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs.

I stayed for the first semester of ninth grade and attended Lowell High.

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Yla
The first quarter of this book is a hair-raising adventure. Kiedis is a kid who is born and raised to party; his father is a drug dealing hippie who lives with a stable full of groupies and that sums up the kid’s life. He and his father both get into acting, then lose their gigs because they’re both undisciplined. He grows up manic, fearless, stupid, adventurous, and eccentric at the same time. It’s both frightening and hilarious to read about.

Being an outsider is a common theme in this book. He goes from hippie kid in Michigan, transplanted to Los Angeles, to poor kid in a rich-kid school, to a long-haired Californian in a school full of Michigan farmboys. Fortunately for him, his father is good friends with Sonny Bono, so he makes good use of their guest room, refrigerator, and their address so he can go to a good high school. Eventually he wears out his welcome with Sonny, thanks to his rude-kid attitude, but I’ll not spoil the plot on what happens at the fur vest mansion. Then comes the school full of weirdo misfits, some of whom would eventually join Kiedis’ band.

Scar Tissue reminds me of Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle where the crazy parents keep the family on the move through America’s poor towns. The only difference is that the poor town in Scar Tissue also has a thriving art and music scene, and he’s in no hurry to leave or see the world. As for his constant drug use, he has his father’s stash to keep him high 24 hours a day, so it’s not like he has to deal it to support his habit. Nor does he have to go into dangerous neighborhoods to buy the drugs, so there’s no danger to scare him straight. After high school he cheats his way into UCLA, snorts cocaine, steals his textbooks, steals his meals from the cafeteria, snorts some more cocaine, so it’s no surprise that he likes living in Los Angeles. Who wouldn’t? He’s a loser, don’t get me wrong, but what he has going for him is the constant freedom to keep losing.

The tone of the story shifts, however, once he leaves UCLA. We get into the L.A. rock scene, and his life no longer consists of vegetating at his father’s house and getting high, interspersed with being a troublemaker at school. He now spends his time hanging out at the numerous run-down rock venues, interspersed with getting high and shoplifting for food. His father, scared straight by an LAPD raid, gets out of drug dealing and becomes a starving actor again. At the time of this story (circa 1983) the city was still on the downscale side and the cheap rents meant that anyone could open a music venue if you got the permits. The rock fans had less money to spend, so if you couple all that together, you can see how there were plenty of clubs to perform at. You didn’t have all the upscale restaurants driving rents up.

Each part of the book can really stand on its own; the dysfunctional family, the crazy childhood, the starving actor, the starving rock musician. Unlike most rock star autobiographies, this one has been print since it came out, so there’s got to be a reason people love this book. I suspect it’s just as much about the wildness of Los Angeles as it is about music. Like that famous line from the song Californication, the city is “the end of the world and all of Western civilization,” or as Kenneth Anger put it, “a dusty tin lizzy trail on the edge of Manifest Destiny.”

If you travel from the place where the USA began, Los Angeles is the last stop on the route.
Gold Crown
This is the first book I've ever purchased for my leisure time. On purpose. I never thought I'd say that, considering I'm not much of a reader but this book really does keep you from wanting to put it down. It's raw, funny, sometimes dark, and you cant help but appreciate the band even more after knowing its history. I found myself extremely annoyed and emotionally exhausted with how bad his drug habit was, but it did help me understand how severe drug addiction is. Overall, this is a great read.
DART-SKRIMER
Fascinating autobiography by Antoine the Swan. If you're a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, I'd say this books is a must read. There are so many stories and details and anecdotes. He covers his whole life, his bandmates, the albums, the tours, the girlfriends, the drugs....it's all here. Flea, Hillel, Frusciante, Sherman, Cliff, Irons, George Clinton, Sinead O'Connor, Navarro, Bob Forrest, Lindy Goetz. No detail is spared. I learned so much about this band, like how broken his relationship with Frusciante was in 1992 before John left, and how they reconciled years later and made Californication.

A large portion of the book details his drug usage throughout the years, which for me was both harrowing and interesting to read. He writes these lucid tales about his addiction and the vicious cycle of going on week-long drug binges and then trying to get clean.

I enjoyed this book so much that I've gone back and reread it multiple times. Over 400 pages of details. If you love the Chili Peppers, it's practically required reading.
Erennge
I read this book as a recommendation. I am a Red Hot fan, not a fanatic. I must say; Anthony writes so beautifully and communicates so well. He really took me through a journey and gave me more of a perspective as to what an addict goes through. Not once did he justify his actions (good bad or indifferent). He owned up to everything he has done up until the end of the book. I needed this viewpoint being the mother of an addict myself. This book gave me hope and strength and knowledge. So much more knowledge than I had prior to reading this book. I feel confident now as a mother of an addict. I admire Anthony and applaud him for being will to tell his journey of being lost, finding himself, his friendships and brotherhoods, his bands journey, the love he had for his family, friends, band mates/brothers, lovers, girls and finally himself. I cannot express enough how extremely well written this story is. What I wouldn't give to sit down for 30 minutes with this man. I commend his courage and recommend this book to anyone who wants to have more of a real raw perspective of climbing out of a dark hole and coming out the other side bright and brave. Such a fascinating journey. I want to give it more stars.
Kirimath
I'm not a fan of the RHCP. I am however, a fan of Anthony, having met him many years ago at college. His story of addiction, his crazy childhood, and his many women is intense, gripping, heartbreaking and inspirational all at once. How he overcame his horrendous cocaine and heroin addiction is in itself mind blowing. Most people wouldn't have come out of that alive. He has helped many other musicians overcome their own addictions, and is an inspiration for anyone struggling with addiction. Great great read, love that he was so open and candid, and am hoping he writes another book. If you're a fan of RHCP, you'll like this book. If you're a fan of humans overcoming insane obstacles and coming out on top, you'll love this book.

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