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Henry Rollins's legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompass music, acting and the written and spoken-word. In this energetic biography young writer James Parker plots the course of Rollins's career, from his punk rock adolescence in Washington DC, through his years with the seminal band Black Flag, to his current status as a cult icon. Rollins's profile is increasing all the time - as well as appearing in the big budget films Heat, Johnny Mnemonic and Lost Highway he has appeared in adverts for Apple Mac, the Gap and is all over MTV. This is a vivid account of twenty years of full-on Rollins. 'Parker's book is particularly good at charting Rollins's adolescence in DC, featuring interviews with school friends, teachers, fellow skaters and those involved in the city's embryonic hardcore scene, as well as his fascination with the notorious Charles Manson and his acceptance into the literary and spoken word circuits' Kerrang!
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Henry Rollins has managed to change with the scene. From minor cult celebrity in the early-80's to a one-man, multi-media movement in the 90's. Turned On explores the beginning of Rollins' career and follows him through two decades of performances, publishing, and movie making. This unauthorized biography reveals a complex man who is willing to go to the extreme for what he believes in.Review:
Parker's informed and enthusiastic take on the horrfic Black Flag years is breathlessly brilliant. (NME)
Parker engages with his subject at every level....[The result] is gripping and instructive Parker captures the brutal excitements of American hardcore punk with commendable vigor and immediacy. He is equally good on the intellectual and cultural backdrop to the Rollins story. (The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy)
Turned On scores highly detailed account of the U.S. punk rock scene of the early 80s, and the grueling, violent tours Rollins undertook with Black Flag. (Q Magazine)
A compassionate, lyrical tribute to some of the most savage music ever produced.... Turned On is a modern Pilgrims Progress . (Feed)
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