Death of an Unsigned Band

Being an unsigned band isn t a situation it s a mental illness Few people realize they re suffering from this affliction But Russell Groom knows, and he wants to change things fast Efficient and diligent, Russell doesn t fit the traditional rock star mold, and his deeply unsigned and woefully unexceptional band are headed nowhere To make matters worse, Russell is alcoBeing an unsigned band isn t a situation it s a mental illness Few people realize they re suffering from this affliction But Russell Groom knows, and he wants to change things fast Efficient and diligent, Russell doesn t fit the traditional rock star mold, and his deeply unsigned and woefully unexceptional band are headed nowhere To make matters worse, Russell is alcohol intolerant he prefers a good strong double espresso says no to drugs, and is starting to have murderous thoughts towards Jake, his clanging, vacuous, and perpetually at odds with reality front man Enter Josh, the enigmatic and blithely arrogant son of a successful record producer, with an offer it s impossible to refuse Death of an Unsigned Band is a story of friendships unstitched and distorting ambitions, and with a lesson unsigned bands never become signed bands They have to die first.
Death of an Unsigned Band Being an unsigned band isn t a situation it s a mental illness Few people realize they re suffering from this affliction But Russell Groom knows and he wants to change things fast Efficient and dilig

  • Title: Death of an Unsigned Band
  • Author: Tim Thornton
  • ISBN: 9780224087230
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Death of an Unsigned Band”

    1. Death Of an Unsigned Band by Tim Thornton (vintage-books)Yes I bought this book on the strength of the title that made me pick it off the shelf and a front page that bears the legend "Death of an unsigned band a novel by tim thornton unsigned bands never become signed bands. They have to die first." Yes that was enough to make me buy it.Thankfully it is not a zombie or ghost or vampire story. Instead it is a good look at what it's like being in a unsigned band whose only ambition is to be signed [...]

    2. I personally thought the prose wasn't the best, especially when the author's describing the music being played - it brings to mind the well-known quote that writing about music is like dancing about architecture: possible, but really, really difficult. Otherwise, the rest of the storytelling was pretty enjoyable, especially the dialogue: it's chock full of working-class British slang in all it's glory.The events of the book mainly concern the band in question and their seemingly futile quest to [...]

    3. I was once in a band, long ago, when the fictional members of Tim Thornton’s unsigned band were all small children, but it seems little has changed. This is a deeply familiar world, of pubs and clubs, battered transit vans, dank rehearsal studios and cold dingy bedsits full of fag ends and coffee cups and the stale smell of old patchouli.There’s more than a touch of Nick Hornby in this closely observed comedy about the members of a struggling band, desperate to be signed. The story is told m [...]

    4. Having read this book over 3 years ago and not going back to it since, I can still remember the most intricate of plot details which for me shows how Tim Thornton put together a classic British novel. Having spent time in a band myself, an unsigned one at that, I could relate to a lot of the situations the band found themselves in. Add in lots of band references, British culture and some funny sitcom type situations, it makes for a really good fun read.A popcorn flick of a novel, perfect for a s [...]

    5. Tim Thornton's Death of an Unsigned Band is fun and readable, yet deeply meaningful on a personal level. For anyone who wants to know what it's like to be in a band, this novel is your vicarious experience; for any musician who's experienced the fragile dynamics of a band, you'll love reading about your life. The novel's story is the journey--or maybe life-cycle--of a rock band, the members of which look for their own kind of purpose or meaning in the struggle to make it as a signed act.

    6. The slang alone makes this a fun read. One of the better "music" books i've read. Not quite High Fidelity, but good tension and humor with a bit of insight.

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