This Book is Broken: A Broken Social Scene Story

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House of Anansi, Apr 27, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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This Book Is Broken is a lively oral history of Broken Social Scene, the Toronto cult indie-rock band that doubles as a collective, cottage industry, and self-described beautiful mess. Writer Stuart Berman has pieced together the band’s story through interviews with all 18 members, as well as their Toronto peers, international allies, and childhood heroes. Exclusive photos, gig posters, and artwork — most of it provided by band members and associates — expand the text with a composite picture of this influential group of "baroque popsters."
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
INTRO TO THE PRESSURE KIDZ
34
BELIEVE IN THE GOOD LIFE
54
CHAPTER
105
EPILOGUE
151
LOVE AND MATHEMATICS
166
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About the author (2009)

Stuart Berman is an editor at Eye Weekly, and has been writing about the Toronto music scene for ten years. His writing on music and pop culture has appeared in PitchforkMedia.com, Magnet, The Village Voice, Toro, Azure, the Toronto Star, and the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

Brendan Canning is a prolific songwriter and founding member of the indie rock collective Broken Social Scene. He is a veteran performer on the Canadian music scene and formerly a member of such notable bands as By Divine Right and hHead.

Kevin Drew, a Toronto musician and songwriter, is a founding member of the indie rock collective Broken Social Scene. He is formerly a member of the band KC Accidental, and also released a solo album, "Spirit If . . ." in 2007.

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