In the Pleasure Groove Deluxe (Enhanced Edition)
Love, Death, and Duran Duran
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The deluxe eBook edition of In the Pleasure Groove includes more than 100 additional photos, 8 video clips, and more than 10 audio excerpts, providing an even more complete journey through John Taylor’s life.
John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride from the eighties through today, writing about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon. From the disco dazzle of debut single ‘Planet Earth’ right up to their latest number one album, All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It’s been a ride – and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story. A tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.
A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John Formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.
In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs –hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But there were tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around.
Told with humor, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.
JT has always entertained. I cannot think of my teens and twenties (and now even into my 40s) without including Duran's music and John's basslines into the forefront of my music consciousness.
I've been waiting for this since Andy Taylor's Wild Boy. I will be interested to hear John's own commentary and his perspective on the 80s and all the way into the now.
I'm giving it 5 stars based on previews and the success it enjoyed overseas. I know I'm going to love this and the audiobook.
Thanks John. You don't have to let us into your life, but you do anyway.
We appreciate it man.
Good Read @ Interesting Life
Nice memoir by musician who has lived interesting life. Couldn't put it down.
Could not put it down
If you were a fan of the band or, like me and a million other girls, completely infatuated with John, you will truly enjoy being allowed into the truth behind the facade of rock stars. I developed a sympathy and then admiration for this man that just wanted to make music that was fun.