Frontman: Surviving the Rock Star Myth

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007 - Music - 226 pages
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Being the frontman of a popular band is a high-risk profession. Richard Barone, former lead singer of indie rock pioneers the Bongos, survived two decades in the spotlight to tell the tale. From dallying with the glitterati in the trendiest night spots, to learning recording tricks from some of the top names in the music industry, to innovating the intimate chamber-pop genre and emerging as an A-list solo artist and producer, he continues to push the boundaries of modern rock and inventive self-expression. In Frontman, Barone tells his story in a frank and charmingly funny style. We are along for this ride as he recounts the supernova express of New York City stardom and endless parties; sexual politics, divas, disappointments, and drugs; his journey of self-discovery through music; and a lifetime's worth of hard-gained advice for anyone interested in getting into the music business or just surviving in it.
  

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Inspiring, well-written, and very detailed: Barone recounts recording sessions, video shoots, specific gigs, and even rehearsals with amazing recall, capturing the psychological and sociological ... Read full review

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Contents

HOW TO HAVE YOUR OWN RADIO SHOW AT AGE SEVEN
1
HOW TO WREAK HAVOC THROUGHOUT YOUR SCHOOL YEARS AND WHY
9
TINY TIM LEARNING THE TRUE MEANING OF FAME
25
I ONLY TOOK WHAT I NEEDEDHOW TO MAKE THE MOVE
41
DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON HOW TO INVENT A POP MECCA
57
NUMBERS WITH WINGS HOW TO BECOME A CUDDLY POP STAR
71
BLOW UP HOW TO SELFDESTRUCT
97
I BELONG TO ME HOW TO START OVER
113
MUSICAL PROMISCUITY HOW TO PLAY THE FIELD AND WHY
155
ILL BE YOUR MIRROR HOW TO BE A PRODUCER
169
YET ANOTHER MIDNIGHT FINDING HAPPINESS
187
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
199
SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
201
PERMISSIONS
205
INDEX
209
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CLOUDS OVER EDEN KNOWING WHEN TO STOP
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