Bit of a Blur

Bit of a Blur

by Alex James (Author)


I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number-one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true.' For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more eventful life. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted. In Bit of a Blur he chronicles his journey from a slug-infested flat in Camberwell to a world of screaming fans and private jets - and his eventual search to find meaning and happiness (and, perhaps most importantly, the perfect cheese), in an increasingly surreal world.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Abacus
Published: 03 Jul 2008

ISBN 10: 0349119937
ISBN 13: 9780349119939
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Media Reviews
Alex James is a witty, engaging guide to the mad goings-on behind the scenes of Britpop. Blur's bassist famously estimates that he blew around GBP1m on champagne and cocaine during the Nineties. Here's how. * INDEPENDENT *
Bright, passionate . . . James writes with wit and flair * TIME OUT *
*'The definitive guide to Britpop . . . this effervescent memoir emerges as the most fascinating, as well as hilarious, document to date of those times * OBSERVER *
Guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye - in a good way * ELLE *
Author Bio
Alex James is the bass player with Blur. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Europe's largest space research facility. He lives with his wife and children in the Cotswolds.