Blitzed! : The Autobiography of Steve Strange

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Steve Strange was head boy of the New Romantic movement. He ran the best clubs in London - Billy's, Blitz and Camden Palace - which defined the glitzy banality of the era; places where Spandau Ballet and Boy George came to life. He formed, with Midge Ure, Visage, which became one of the biggest bands of the time, selling millions of records and gaining tabloid notoriety. BLITZED! recounts the rise and fall of the Blitz Kid from the excess of the early eighties - the clubs, the people, the music, the money - to his time spent recovering in Ibiza and India, the subsequent steady decline into cocaine and heroin abuse and his rise back to sanity. Steve recounts how he lost all his possessions in a house fire and days later learned of the death of his close friend Michael Hutchence. Within a couple of years Paula Yates had also committed suicide and Strange had ended up back in South Wales, homeless, mentally unstable and facing a court order for shoplifting. He recounts how he pulled himself back from the brink. He now manages a band, is clean, is re-recording Visage tracks and is ready to tell his amazing more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 B/W Photo\Illu(s),8 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752849360
  • 9780752849362

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Steve Strange is taking part in this year's Here & Now Tour from 12th to22nd December. The publicity achieved for the paperback of Blitzed! so far, includes: BBC Breakfast interview - live on New Year's EveMel & Sue Show - BBC LondonInterview in Daily Mirror - 13/12Interview to appear in Now MagazineInterview to appear in Heat MagazineChris Moyles Show - BBC Radio 1Interview to appear in Sunday Times Culture Steve Strange has also started regional radio interviews, heavily plugging Blitzed! and will continue these in the New Year, following the completion of the Here & Now tour. Steve is also signing copies of Blitzed! at the various venues Here & Now is appearing aroshow more

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