Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure

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Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure

Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure

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Apologies began seeping out, animosity began thawing into a kind of camaraderie, Mark obviously found it all quite amusing.

But “Ten Thousand Apologies” is so much more than a story of artistic hedonism (however gut-wrenchingly gripping those sections are). The truth is, Fat White Family are nowhere in the same league in terms of songwriting ability as those two I have mentioned, but that lo-fi ethos is at times evident in Music For our Mothers and with that just gets that little better with each play.

Some wiseguy once said that a photograph is worth a couple of dozen sentences and there's not enough adjectives to describe what's going on in this book. As Stripe perceptively points there are no care packages for bands, which has a catastrophic effect on their ability to do their day jobs or sort their increasingly seedy lives out. This is the story of a band that’s always on the brink: of stardom, of madness, of brilliance, of disgrace. And that is also the attraction of the book, a permanent sense of not belonging in all worlds they were exposed to, be that of their parents, the schools attended and even the world they joined, that being music and outlier performance art.

Fully bound in burgundy cloth covered boards; front cover artwork embossed in black; acid-free Fedrigoni paper; Fabriano Tiziano purple endpapers. It is told in the third person by Emily Spowage and in the first person by Fat White Family founder and member Lias Saoudi and is told brilliantly. In many ways, this is a rock book that is less about music and more about race and class, as it was a surprise to find that the often half-naked and addled Lias of the band’s incendiary live shows was also a fine art student at the prestigious Slade School in London. A book full of mad antics, and the occasional bit of music-“Fat White Family are a Drug band with a Rock problem.Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

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