Take Your Protein Pills...
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Take Your Protein Pills is the biography of underground psychedelic rock band Poisoned Electrick Head, as seen through the eyes of their keyboard player Brian Carney. It's a no-holds-barred, manic, tragic and often hilarious account of life at the unglamorous end of rock's underbelly.
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Sep 18, 2011I must protest that this book is stopping me from sleeping - fookin' marvellous! So far, Mr Palmolive & the dead-dog-at-the-animal-rights-benefit-gig stories have reduced me to a blubbering heap of giggling jelly! Oh, & I get a bit in it, Stonehenge 1988. from Adrian Thomas Bell I bought it for my husband Tom and he read it in a day - loved it! Tracey Nichols Finished the book, started it again, it's a triumph, first time I read it it seemed to start a bit slow [think it was because I was a bit attached to it] but as it went along I kind of forgot it was you writing it and you kind of turned into an author!!!!! It picks up so well and has some hilarious bits, specially like I spy with my little eye and living in each others pockets....might well adopt that one!!!!! Fantastically well put together and chugs along like a well oiled train, the band want to borrow it but have told em they must buy it, will give to Harriet next, after I've finished it a second time.... More > Congratulations, a lot of hard work and a brill result!!!! Terry Green Hello there Yesterday I got back from a short break and was thrilled to find my copy of Take Your Protein Pills waiting for me on the mat - which I started with a marathon reading session last night and finished this morning before leaving for work. I was (still am!) a big fan of Lecky Ead in my younger days - it comes across in the book that you felt being in the band was a thankless task at times so can I say now THANK YOU for the great gigs (hazy as they are) at places like the Citadel, Widnes Queens Hall Studio, Peasley Cross, Runcorn Cherry Tree (a classic, that one) etc etc, and also for the CDs (and tape!) which I still spin a lot now (although I'm still not 100% sold on The Hanged Man...). Funnily enough I was even at the infamous Sefton Park show - even funnier, Pete Moran (it must be the same chap!) who you quote in the book was my childhood best mate. My memory of that show is pretty hazy though, as I was full of cider, I was 15 years old and had been pounced on by the girl who became my first girlfriend (I was terrified, but that's another story, which ended about 6 months later....). I do remember the music stopping and seeing a bunch of scary and shiny-headed blokes muscling about. For a painfully shy 15 year old that was a big downer for me, but we all lived to see another day!!! ANYWAY, I didn't start this to tell you my (rather dull) life story. I still love the band, and cherish the memories. And the book is a scream - my girlfriend had to keep checking on me last night as I was howling with laughter so much as I read it. And I came close to shedding tears, too, if I'm honest - for my lost youth as much as yours! Magic stuff - so thanks again Chris. Hi Bri Just finished the book mate and loved every minute of it. brought back some amazing memories of the dead fly and doing the circuit with the kratchets. loved your writing style and thought it was an honest and gritty account of the band life. never realised how ruff n orrible some parts of the early 90's were until the book triggered some valuable flashbacks. poll tax , st thomas's square , bongs, crystals on thu nights etc etc. hope your well man and i really need to get my ass to liege to see yas again sometime. i had an amazing time there and was made to feel really welcome by you and claire. the mind cleanse there also enabled me to re-mix the electronik performer album when i returned. keep in touch cocker and lets go for a pint when you're back in the borough!! love and warm wishes to all Tom x x Poisoned electric head where and still are a major influence on my life. When I saw this book I had to read it, It had me laughing out loud, it had me sitting on the edge of my seat and bitting nails, Im not a big reader but this was one of those cover to cover books I couldnt put it down! If you like this band or just love a good bio read, if you grew up around this era and are a bit of a soner or more you will love it. It gives such an insite how it worked and how the sound was created. I want to say so much in this review but carnt so just read the fucking thing! Poisoned elecric head I love you all you crazy bastards and thats why it worked you mental music genii, I wait for your new album this year and carnt wait to see you perform. Brian thank you for this its just what I needed to quensh my PEH thirst! email@example.com .From Mark< Less
Aug 18, 2010Poisoned electric head where and still are a major influence on my life. When I saw this book I had to read it, It had me laughing out loud, it had me sitting on the edge of my seat and bitting nails, Im not a big reader but this was one of those cover to cover books I couldnt put it down! If you like this band or just love a good bio read, if you grew up around this era and are a bit of a soner or more you will love it. It gives such an insite how it worked and how the sound was created. I want to say so much in this review but carnt so just read the fucking thing! Poisoned elecric head I love you all you crazy bastards and thats why it worked you mental music genii, I wait for your new album this year and carnt wait to see you perform. Brian thank you for this its just what I needed to quensh my PEH thirst! firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Brian Carney (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- February 2, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.86 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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