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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie #2020

I m with the Band Confessions of a Groupie The stylish exuberant and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the s and s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author s last

  • Title: I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
  • Author: Pamela Des Barres
  • ISBN: 9781900924610
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie By Pamela Des Barres, The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author s last 15 years of adventures As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars backstage doors and immersed heThe stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author s last 15 years of adventures As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others She traveled with Led Zeppelin lived in sin with Don Johnson turned down a date with Elvis Presley and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa As a member of the GTO s, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss and tell all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock n roll s most thrilling eras.

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    1. I couldn t have done it better myself I will always love you Miss Pamela, and again a thousand apologies for the premature ejaculation Robert PlantWhenever I hear the word rock star, I immediately think of Spinal Tap And Almost Famous.And The Banger Sisters.Rock stars are poor misunderstood creatures Deep down they are very sensitive, complex beings Err maybe not Pamela Des Barres is a free spirit She lived her life to the fullest with no regrets She didn t give a damn what others thought of her [...]

    2. Pamela Des Barres grew up living a comfortable middle class life in Reseda California She had loving parents and a stable home life, and all signs pointed to her leading a perfectly ordinary life But somewhere along the line, Pamela Miller became Pamela Des Barres, one of the most legendary groupies who had a front row seat or, accurately, a backstage pass to the greatest era in rock and roll history I m With the Band is her story If you ve ever watched Almost Famous and found yourself wishing [...]

    3. the main thing that i remember about this book is the image of timothy hutton leaving a bathroom with a trail of toilet paper emerging like a banner from between his asscheeks oh the humanity this short bit acts as a capper on the basically contemptuous timothy hutton sequence the tone throughout the rest of this sexual travelogue is less contemptuous and almost wry, deadpan but if you are looking for any actual insight into the various celebrities, look elsewhere this book is not for you what i [...]

    4. I m ashamed to admit I read this book, but it s nearing the end of the year, people, and I need to knock out the rest of my Gil Girls list This book was horrible Absolutely horrible I came into it with high hopes I was expecting it would be like Almost Famous, and was excited to read about the real life Penny Lane.Nope It was just gross First of all, Pamela Des Barres can t write to save her life She would throw in random quotes from rock songs i.e Girl, we couldn t get much higher to prove, I w [...]

    5. This book was unexpectedly inspirational for me in my formative years, I think because I hadn t heard of many women who managed to participate in the world of rock without losing their voices Does that sound odd It isn t when you think how many women are treated as accoutrements or decorations in that world Pamela des Barres may have participated in that, but she did it on her own terms and created a unique and interesting identity This isn t a feminist text, but it isn t actually anti feminist [...]

    6. Miss Pamela attached herself to absolutely anyone on the rock scene, so there is some good gossip here She brags about her sexual exploits with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, among many, many, many others The narrative is interwoven with excerpts from her diary, the parts of the book I found it hardest to read In them she just seems like such an insecure, immature idiot Absolutely anything a musician would do, no matter how disgusting, degrading or idiotic, was inspiring to [...]

    7. Bila sam jako uzbu ena kad sam dobila ovu knjigu u ruke jer volim rock i sve vezano za njega, a da ne spominjem da se Miss Pamela ljubila sa Jimom Morrisonom ljubomorna do neba i nazad , ali ve nakon par stranica knjige uzbu enje je splasnulo Ova ena i dalje pi e kao da joj je 13 godina, a ni razmi ljanje joj se izgleda nije puno promijenilo Sve te te njezine spike o ispunjenom ivotu i jedinstvu sa svemirom nisu mi se inile ni malo vjerodostojno, kao da je cijeli svoj ivot glumila da je netko dr [...]

    8. This was my bible for a long time Despite how it is marketed, it is less name dropping, gossipy chick lit and the unapologetic, heartfelt diary of one teenaged girl s sexual awakening Granted, this particular teenaged girl happened to find herself in circumstances vastly favorable to your run of the mill, zitty boy next door scenarios during said awakening, but still it s a thoroughly engaging, lovely story Involving penii of famous dudes.

    9. I have so many thoughts about this book, I m not even sure where to begin Let me start with the fact that it was way enjoyable to read Des Barres has a writing style that isn t terribly polished yet is very fun and enthusiastic and even has moments of literary brilliance I can see why she was so drawn toward performing, because she s got the spark of an artist in her soul And it s a very juicy read, with lots of sex with rock stars which is exactly what you would expect from a book like this Som [...]

    10. When I started reading this one I expected that I would be in for a bunch of the same old sensationalist tripe that one would expect from a jaded ditch pig who has taken to sharing titillating tidbits of her past as a desperate last shot at fame and or fortune There is a bit of that here in my humble opinion Pamela has the morals of a guttersnipe Let s face it she does drugs and sells them and drops her drawers for anyone who happens to be famous or has the remotest chance of becoming so In fact [...]

    11. I listened to the Audible version read by the author I expected a really exciting tell all about a magical and turbulent time in American pop history and some of the big personalities that inhabited my Los Angeles stomping grounds 20 years or so before I came on the scene I was interested in a little behind the scenes 411 about Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa, etc Instead, this was a vapid, nearly 11 hour long monologue which was, for the most part, devoid of anything fascinat [...]

    12. The best rock books about the Sixties are ironically not written by the musicians themselves but all the people peripheral to the action, and Pamela Des Barres of the GTO s is one I like the stories about the legendary Hollywood Teen Fair, the early glam rock days at the Continental Hyatt House and The GTO s There s not a boring page in this one

    13. Miss Pamela is actually a fun, insightful writer she calls her early bra stuffing bewitching fraudulence for example , and little did any of the boys she bedded and fellated know that she d use her experience to reframe rock history Here, we begin with Captain Beefheart after an interval in which she must write down Beatle Paul s name every time she farts and go on to Iron Butterfly, the Byrds, the Doors ugh , Frank Zappa barf , the Flying Burrito Brothers, Led Zeppelin um Don Johnson and, er, M [...]

    14. So far I m on page 11X I m wondering if I should keep reading this book Up to this point this woman is one of the most annoying people I ve ever read If she were a teenager now she d be writing things like OMG Like really His PENIS was so beautiful HA The details are lax The book so far is like a hippy fantasy I am continuing to read this in the hopes that this woman develops a brain and if not that then some kind of self esteem or whatever she needs to get a better hobby than just ogling and cl [...]

    15. This woman has a lot of interesting stories to tell and her writing was very easy to read The 2005 version includes an introduction by Dave Navarro and he says that female readers will all be jealous of Pamela Des Barres I think that s a dangerous assumption to make, considering she spends all of her time throwing away her dreams, being a dance escort, and can t find happiness without a man to give it to her After a certain point I feel kind of bad for Pamela because she just non stop talks abou [...]

    16. I picked up this book because I wanted to know what makes one choose such a peculiar life style as one of a groupy doubtless is The book didn t give me the anwser, but perhaps showed me the cultural environment where asking questions like that is just as pointless as to expect any reason at all At its best, this book is a document of the sixties in LA, of how freedom and lunacy, reality and fantasy intermingled Unfortunatly the author s voice remains hidden in the neverending descriptions of lov [...]

    17. This entertaining tale could have easily gone awry, if it weren t in the hands of a credible, lucid and intelligent author Des Barres brings us her juicy, sex and love flled story that took place in the flower power hippie counterculture peace free love sex, drugs and rock n roll timemachine that earmarked the 1960 s through the mid 70 s This memoir is starstudded with legendary musicians, actors and very memorable characters whom the divine Miss P met and knew intimately wow way back when Jagge [...]

    18. If given the opportunity, I would bang Mick Jagger in a heartbeat So, naturally, I was super into reading the memoirs of the woman who had done just that And it was young, beautiful, late 60s early 70s Mick all pillowy lips, shaggy hair, and the smallest ass on the planet.I love listening to my parents stories from this era I ve often thought I was born in the wrong time period The music, the clothes, the new attitudes just bubbling up it was an amazing time in America My parents hung out with s [...]

    19. I had a difficult time getting into this at first, it read like my 12 year old diary was too self centered and frothy, flighty to the extreme and made me remember those years of being on the rollercoaster of having my worth determined by whether I was wanted or valued by another, or not Unfortunately for Pam Miller, she never seems to have learned to value herself, even when she s trying to convince us she has, her story tells the truth Miller was a woman who had to be in love with just about ev [...]

    20. I gave this book 4 stars because I really did like it but then again I really didn t I m so conflicted on how to review this book I m not sure how to describe the way Pamela writes, poetic at times, self fullfilling at others, plain out not understandable throughout most of ite rambles a lot.Still I have to say that I enjoyed this book because of the era.e history of a place in time that will never be again Rock n roll, hippies, free love, groupies, drugs, sex and all that wild stuff Exactly why [...]

    21. I loved loved loved this book and the spirit of it.Every chapter made me holler with laughter or grin to myself behind the pages When I was a teenager, I always dreamed of a life as a groupie Music is everything to me, still is, always will be and I am sad that the people who have brought so much to me will never know the amount of inspiration they have brought to my life I was naive and in love with every possible rock n roller ever since I had my first favourite band as a little girl.Pamela De [...]

    22. This book was so great I plowed through it in less than 24 hours after getting it Miss Pamela was a true rock n roll courtesan and glided with ease through the lives of legends like Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page, and Mick Jagger At the heart of it all, she is a true super fan and she never grew out of the ability to go stark raving mad for a guy rocking out on a guitar I could have done without so much of the straight from the diary introspection, but it also made the memoir accurate by getting at he [...]

    23. Mmm, salacious readings Or not.This really wasn t as bad as I thought it d be Miss Pamela is frank, but not explicit Actually, I debated for a while whether to read this or not, but I finally decided I would It was all done in the name of research, though, so I m glad it was relatively mild To get in the proper mindset for a story I m writing, I am reading almost every sixties memoir biography I find that looks interesting Though let s face it, I d probably end up doing that at some point anyway [...]

    24. This was a complete and utter train wreck of a book The writing was horrendous, and if not for the subject matter, I felt like it was written by a 6th grader The storytelling was shoddy and sloppy I largely just felt sorry for the author But despite all this, I could not put it down Sleeping with either Jimmy Page or Mick Jagger would have been a life accomplishment, but Miss P slept with both of them she had pseudo relationships with both of them, among a number of others She nannied for Frank [...]

    25. Any book that involves knocking boots with Jimmy Page is alright by me Always chose him over Robert Plant, myself.Seems Ms Des Barres didn t knock out nearly as many brain cells as she lets on, as this is a very densely detailed down to Rod Stewart s outfits and Mick Jagger s half smiles account of her many summers of love Best line I was turned inside out, pulsating with creamy pink desire for the most coveted hunk of drool material Read the book to find out just who she was drooling on

    26. I wanted to read about the rock n roll life from a woman s perspective after The Dirt, but reading this is like reading a girl s journal or teen magazine, only the boys are rock stars And if I ever wondered A girl s true dream ambition is to marry and have kids Only these husbands fathers are rock stars.So disappointed Or to write in Pamela s style Sooooo DISAPPOINTED I can t believe she s pursued a career in journalism, this book is not well written Maybe it s by choice, I just don t think it w [...]

    27. Very cool book Pamela Des Barres, our groupie author, is a natural writer Her style is delightfully explicit sincere But I didn t really read the book I only read the chapter on Jim Morrison Here s a little teaser He clutched the microphone like it was a crucial part of his body and he moaned like he really meant it He moved with the unnatural grace of someone out of control, grounded only by the fact that his feet happened to be on the floor On top of all of this, he looked like a Greek god gon [...]

    28. 4.5 stars, really I only had some minor problems with the language and sometimes it got too confusing Otherwise, one big like to this book I read a lot of reviews, mostly negative ones, which made me postpone reading this book But I enjoyed it a lot once I started At work, digging into the history of rock music, from its facade, that bright and glorious side that we read about in the musicology discipline Well, this book was a rather thrilling and unexpected experience Yet, it s not simple and s [...]

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