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Scar Tissue Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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For a musician who has spent the better half of his life either intoxicated or on a drug high, Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has produced a surprisingly detailed account of his life. Raised in the 1960s and '70s by a drug dealer father who first introduced his preteen son to drugs by mashing them into bananas, the high school delinquent and UCLA dropout seemed destined for a life of rabble-rousing until his high school band—cofounded by close friends Michael "Flea" Balzary and Hillel Slovak—took off and became one of the most popular groups of the 1990s. Though he peppers his book with little known facts (for instance, the author narrowly missed being named Clark Gable Kiedis), the punk-funk rocker dedicates too few pages to his introspective music-writing process and too many to his incessant drug use and revolving door of girlfriends (which included actress Ione Skye, singer Sinéad O'Connor and director Sofia Coppola). But while Kiedis fails to scratch beneath the surface of his fast-lane life, his frankness is moving, especially toward the end of the book, when his mea culpa turns into a full-blown account of recovery and redemption. (Kiedis has been sober for almost four years.) Though not generally as articulate as Marilyn Manson's similar autobiography, Kiedis's story of childhood drug use, adolescent fame and hard-won maturity will strike a chord with fans of Drew Barrymore's Little Girl Lost.
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'We have a great sound but we're nowhere near as good a band as the Chili Peppers' BONO

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2386 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751535664
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; 1st edition (Oct. 1 2004)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC2KL0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,692 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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We know Anthony as the front man for the "Red Hot Chili Peppers". Now we know the "Man". The honest and forthcoming memoir of the man behind the music and his daily trials and tribulations. What makes him tick. What makes him work so hard at success. What makes him the man he is today. This is one book you will surely enjoy, especially if you are a fan like me. It will open your eyes to all that Anthony is in life.
Other inspirational reads are: Nightmares Echo by Katlyn Stewart, Skywriting by Jane Pauley, and The Chronicals by Bob Dylan
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Easy to read, refreshingly honest and eye opening as you take a tour through the roller coaster life of the lead singer of one of my all-time favourite bands.

Keidis doesn't pretend to be an angel, and is honest about his shortcomings. The first half of the book is the most rewarding as it is filled with new insights into his early life. While the songs, lyrics and cultural references are more familiar in the second half, it is more of an 'on again, off again' sober vs relapse story that is equally compelling but less insightful.

The hardest part of this book is trying to relate to the constant relapses and ping-ponging from girlfriend to girlfriend. It's so unfamiliar to me that it was hard to understand.

What a life.
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I don't usually write reviews for books that I've read, but I feel this book deserves one! I LOVED this book! such an amazing story of Anthony Kiedis' life. The story was so detailed and i was so involved with the book that i almost feel as if i know Anthony Kiedis myself. It is a long book to read but i just couldn't stop reading. i'd recommend it to everyone, especially RHCP fans... you'll appreciate them all that much more knowing what they've been through!
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Enter the life of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. He's had an crazy life of sex, drugs and excess that begins at a very early age. It paints a great picture of what hollywood and the music scene used to be and what they are today. All I can say is read the book. Even if your not a fan of the Peppers, you'll enjoy it!
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Scar Tissue? What's been said in this book is similiar to other rock star memoirs. Many rock stars lives are fuelled on sex,drugs and rock & roll. Anthony Keides' introduction to drugs may astonish you. So will his first experience with sex.The Red Hot Chili Peppers had a sound of their own. Funky Guitar rhythm's and Slap Bass made them who they are. Their very own unique sound. Chili Peppers fans will probably dig this book. Based on keides' point of view. A very redundant book on the Authors Sex and Drug addicted lifestyle. The rest is on band relations. I give it 3 stars only because most of the book is based on redundancy. Otherwise a good read on a Rock Stars addictions.
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By A Customer on Sept. 28 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am reading this book now and it is fantastic, If you are a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan you got to read it, It tells you the history of the band and him. You really see how his childhood is filled with drugs and sexual things. We see how his life is scared such as the title of the book refers. We see how it effects him. We see how women play a big role in his life because he talks about that most of the book, it is basically him in a band and life with girls. Excellent biography, very intresting, not for teens under 13 a lot of swaering and refers a lot to sex. Go out and buy this book. Has amazing pictures also. Also tells you how some songs came to be.
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I have always enjoyed the RHCP however, I wouldn't have placed them amongst my top 10... or even perhaps top 20 favourite bands. But I have gained a new appreciation for the boys, and of course especially Kiedis, upon reading Scar Tissue. It is a fascinating story of Kiedis' life and the reason I adored this autobiography so much is how he seems to cherish and appreciate every experience he's had along the way, the positive ones, and especially the negative ones, because he knows that each one of those experiences has helped mold him into the person that he is today. It's his passion for life that has caused me to develop a little crush on the guy... ;)
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The book came in a few days early for me, this has been my favourite book for years and I was searching for the hard cover to this ever since I borrowed the soft cover from a friend, amazing read and one hell of a roller coaster ride this guys goes through. RHCP will always be the best band
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