Let's Spend the Night Together

Let's Spend the Night Together

Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies

eBook - 2008
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Since rocks beginnings, there have been groupies. These chosen few women who bed, but not often wed, the musicians of their dreams are almost as much a part of music history as the musicians themselves. Pamela Des Barres, the world's foremost super groupie, here offers an all-access backstage pass to the world of rock stars and the women who love them. Having had her own affairs with legends such as Keith Moon and Jimmy Page--as documented in her bestselling memoir I'm with the Band--Pamela now turns the spotlight onto other women who have found their way into the hearts and bedrooms of some of the world's greatest musicians. In Lets Spend the Night Together, she tells, in their own words, the stories of these amazing women who went way beyond the one-night stand. Here you'll get to know 24 outrageous groupies, including Tura Satana, Miss Japan Beautiful, who taught Elvis how to dance and gave him lessons in lovemaking Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, who tangled with Tom Jones in Sin City Soulful Miss Mercy, who discovered that not only does the rest of the world listen to Al Green while making love--so does Al Green Cynthia Plaster Caster, who redefined art and made history when Jimi Hendrix plunged his member into her plaster mold The mysterious Miss B, who reveals Kurt Cobain's penchant for lip gloss and pantyhose and over a dozen more
Publisher: [United States] :, Chicago Review Press :, 2008.
ISBN: 9781556529795
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Apr 30, 2013

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

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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