Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Blind Item #10 - Reader Blind

A surprise challenger for several prestigious annual book awards in a foreign country is a book by someone from the same country who had a very different artistic career.  He is/was part of a group whose peak was two+ decades ago.  The group stopped performing for awhile and he was active on his own before they got back together and are still performing now.  They had something to do with fabric and what they produced was inspired by a popular movement in the early 1970’s which produced several iconic artists.

This potential winner of book awards has written a couple very entertaining poetically worded accounts of his childhood and the early days of his career with the group.  The reviews have been uniformly positive which may be influencing the literati. 

24 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Pop Art?/Wharhol Haring etc -the author?

Tricia13 said...
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Tricia13 said...

Maybe the Hugo Awards/Uk

sandybrook said...

Nick Cave?

veee said...

I was going to guess something like Haring or someone but I keep forgetting that 2 decades ago was 2000 NOT 1980...

That said, we are looking for a member of a group that went solo for a while, then got back with the group. The group was inspired by an early 70s movement that involves fabric (??) Denim? Jeans?

sandybrook said...

Tie Dieing was a 70s fabric/fashion fad.

Dorvannnn said...

Rob Halford and Judas Priest? He has an autobiography coming out.

They have song "Hell Bent for Leather" and their look(Well at least Halford's) was inspired by the Gay Leather subculture.

Nell said...

Flea?

A. said...

I like this guess.

s.s. said...

The movement from early 70's, if Enty means music and not art in general, would be Glam.

gauloise said...
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gauloise said...

Booker Prize in the UK for the book awards

MeliticusBee said...

@veee
I have the same problem...can't believe that 2000 is two decades ago!

gauloise said...

Suede?

90s britpop band inspired by glam rock

gauloise said...

Suede

The lead singer had a book published this year

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/27/afternoons-with-the-blinds-drawn-brett-anderson-review

MeliticusBee said...

I was coming here to say just that...
Suede, Brett Anderson

Coffee Bean said...

Judas Priest are considered founding father figures to metal heads.
I tend to agree with @Dorvannnn and his Rob Halford comment.
Hat tip.

Stupidpervs said...

Can we do blinds in the last decade or so..oldies hour here

HS said...

I wanna say it's something to do with The Bay City Rollers and tartan but Suede also crossed my mind and sounds more likely given the timings

Saskia said...

Absolutely Brett Anderson from Suede. Great band. Excellent memoir writer!

rabbit said...

Not Nick Cave, but love his work. Saw a fabulous exhibit of his work in Savannah a little while back, and saw a piece today at the local museum.

rednoir said...

Velvet Underground.

Jriv37 said...

Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers has a new book, "Acid for the Children" about his childhood. He is from Australia.

longtimereader said...

I saw Suede @ their first major concerts and have a clear vinyl single given away free at them. It's Brett.

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