Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Playing in the band

Mark Seymour, lead singer of Hunters and Collectors, has released a band bio called Thirteen Tonne Theory. The book charts the success and failure of trying to become famous, and sell records etc. While being part of a band that decided to share everything equally, and all major decisions were put to a vote.
Seymour is an engaging writer and the way the book is set out makes it fun to read. Instead of just going through events one after the other, Seymour presents each chapter as a small vignette, covering one topic each. Therefore the book reads really quickly, and the reader is never bogged down in uninteresting moments.

Fans of the Hunners will enjoy this book as Seymour is not afraid to highlight bad things he did while part of the band, or things that other people did. This book is also for fans of Australian Music. I enjoyed it immensely.

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