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Talking Smack
Author: Andrew McMillen

ISBN: 9780702253232
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23 July 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1
Description:
Of all the creative industries, the most distinct link between drug use and creativity lies within music. The two elements seem to be intertwined, inseparable; that mythical phrase 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' has been bandied about with a wink and a grin for decades. But is it all smoke and mirrors, or does that cliché ring true for some of our best-known performers?

In this fascinating book, journalist Andrew McMillen talks with Australian musicians about their thoughts on - and experiences with - illicit, prescription and legal drugs. Through a series of in-depth and intimate interviews, he tells the stories of musicians who have bitten into the forbidden fruit and avoided choking.

This isn't to say that stories of ruin and redemption are avoided - they're not. These celebrated artists have walked the straight-and-narrow path of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and prescription medication, as well as the supposedly dark-and-crooked road of cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine.

By having conversations about something that's rarely discussed in public, and much less often dealth with honestly, McMillen explores t...

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