• Regular: $18.99

    Sale: $13.29 (30% Off)

    Club: $9.49

Details

Girl in a Band: A Memoir

Author: Kim Gordon

Narrator: Kim Gordon

Unabridged: 6 hr 50 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 02/24/2015

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians

Synopsis

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir.Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves.Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.

Recommended

Clapton
by Eric Clapton

With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life. More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a profession marked b...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Bill Nighy
Published: 10/09/2007

Boys in the Trees
by Carly Simon

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs wit...

Narrator: Carly Simon
Published: 11/24/2015

Sinatra
by Anthony Summers

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swan unveil stunni...

Narrator: Scott Brick,Tony Roberts
Published: 05/31/2005

Life
by Keith Richards

As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.Now at last Ric...

Narrator: Johnny Depp
Published: 10/26/2010

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
by Marilyn Manson

When this bestselling autobiography was originally released, readers were shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial, and best-selling rock book of its time—and it became the template, both visually a...

Narrator: James Patrick Cronin
Published: 11/07/2017

Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen

2018 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE for BEST SPOKEN WORD or NON-MUSICAL ALBUM “Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried t...

Narrator: Bruce Springsteen
Published: 12/06/2016

Miles
by Miles Davis

Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles Davis was one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. Here, Miles speaks out about his extraordinary life.Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For th...

Narrator: Dion Graham
Published: 09/15/1990

John
by Cynthia Lennon

The Extraordinary Story of a Man, a Legend and a MarriageWhen she was eighteen years old, a girl named Cynthia Powell met a boy named John Lennon and they fell in love. Their ten-year relationship coincided with the start of the Beatles phenomenon&#...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor,Cynthia Lennon
Published: 09/27/2005

Chinaberry Sidewalks
by Rodney Crowell

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an earl...

Narrator: Rodney Crowell
Published: 01/18/2011
{"id":"797838","ean":"9780062374073","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Girl in a Band: A Memoir","subtitle":"A Memoir","author":"Kim Gordon","rating_average":"5.00","narrator":"Kim Gordon","ubr_id":"797838","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"18.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.39","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Kim Gordon","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 6 hr 50 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}