Bedsit Disco Queen: How I grew up and tried to be a pop star (Paperback)
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Bedsit Disco Queen: How I grew up and tried to be a pop star (Paperback)

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I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records.

Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. In that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of our lives. I've been in the charts, out of them, back in. I've seen myself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody and a disco diva.

I haven't always fitted in, you see, and that's made me face up to the realities of a pop career - there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088683
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Beautifully written, dryly funny and searingly honest' - The Sunday Times

'The Alan Bennett of pop memoirists. I loved her book so much I wanted to form a band, too. Preferably with Thorn' - Caitlin Moran

As distinctive and lovely as its author's singing voice, Bedsit Disco Queen isn't just a wry and wise memoir of a unique career: it acts as a kind of eulogy for a forgotten era of British pop' - Alexis Petridis

As a witty and wise chronicle of a life spent dipping in and out of the limelight, this is second to none' - Fiona Sturges, Independent on Sunday 

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“I couldn't put it down!”

This is the inspiring story of a music obsessed teen who goes on to become a real-life indie popstar with Everything but the Girl. Tracey Thorn is a great writer, really witty, warm and knowledgeable. I particularly... More

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“A new favourite”

Having read Another Planet at the start of this year and loving it, I was eager to read Bedsit Disco Queen. Tracey Thorn is just a superb writer. Her personal history in the music industry is not only compelling but... More

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