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Julian Ridgway

Bandalism

Julian Ridgway Bandalism The Rock Group Survival Guide
 
 




Main description:

Bandalism [ban-dəl-i-zəm] n .: the willful or malicious destruction of, or damage to, the fabric of a rock/pop/indie group brought about by one or more of its members

Axl Rose's monumental meltdowns . . . Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The long history of platinum-selling überband implosions is more dramatic than a Russian novel. But even local cover bands can suffer the ill effects of the limelight.

Multi-rock-band veteran Julian Ridgway's Bandalism is a can't-miss guide to rock 'n' roll survival, offering sage advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that can doom your group. Here's how to:

  • Find nonpsycho band members
  • Craft the perfect band image
  • Choose a name that doesn't suck

And much more, including the handy Healthy Band Checklist, an ideal MySpace profile generator, and the Second Album Venn Diagram.

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“Fun, funny and useful.”

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“History — and Spinal Tap — shows us that joining a rock’n’roll band is a terrible idea. Bandalism lays bare the long, bleak lows and brief, glorious highs of rock’n’roll life with wit and verve.”

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“How many musical icons’ bands have been plagued by ‘communication issues’? Avoid your band doing the same by reading Ridgway’s witty book.”

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“The life of a band is hardly easy, which is why Julian Ridgway should be awarded a medal for showing us that there is actually a way to survive ourselves. So, before you hire the dude from the Metallica movie, do yourself a favor: Read this book.”

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