Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die

In 1974, while he was performing with the Eagles, the song he coauthored about James Dean being “too fast to live, too young to die,” reached number seventy-seven on the pop singles chart. 40 “THE DEATH OF AN IDOL BECAME MY CURSE” In.

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495050428

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Paint the Dragon

“Loud and Clear, I'm OK really, I'll be fine, Dann,” I said, “don't get your-tizzy in a Nott', things will go just ... “Too-Fast-To-Live/Too-Young-To-Die/Too-Fast-To-Live/TooYoung-To-Die—James—Dean,” “Kept-Bangin' through my head, ...

Author: James N. Gabor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463422571

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

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Early Twenty-First Century Shanghai China all the world is watching, as fate would have it some things are as they were in the late 1800s, , but with a modern twist. US Marshals, International Business Deals, a staging for the Coming New World Order in one of the Orients Busiest Sea Ports, , , add in time to enjoy a fine Shanghai-nighters hot spot Lisa Sannder a young 20-something cocky attorney from the Mid-West USA, is on the ride of her life, complete with a college dont wanna grow-up life style, , , 'cept for now shes making Big-Bucks, laying her life on the line Enter best friend Susan Wilamsen, , , on an unplanned venture with Lisa into the unknown on the far side of our planet Susan a green corporate attorney haven one goal in mind; live the life of excitement with travel being her drive, , , but all is pushed to the limit when a new opportunity emerges from Lisas hire Nothing is as it seems and all involved including you the reader are drawn into this off-the-wall creation where your senses are kinda assaulted by a quirky cast of world travelers, , , as well as local inhabitants. Lisa and Susan grew-up as kids in Wisconsin with a grade school pact decide'n to make an adventurous life style their goal, , , now the rest is as they say H I S T O R Y . . . So come along let a whim' be your guide and maybe, just maybe, you might enjoy a little entertainment, , , learn a tad about the Chinese and maybe even pick up on a wee bit of French. . . Or Latin No Time To Loose'' Ah Yes and Good Ole Rock n'' Roll

Too Much Too Soon The Makeup Breakup of The New York Dolls

Too Much, Too Soon Nina Antonia. look which in many ways had a direct correlation with much of what had happened in English pop but Vivienne and I liked it much better because we thought it was somewhat cruder and tougher.

Author: Nina Antonia

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857126733

Category: Music

Page: 224

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The Dolls, peddling trans-gender posturing and incendiary rock 'n' roll, were dumped by the record business after making just two albums. But their influence lived on when Malcolm McLaren injected the last of The Dolls' life blood into the Sex Pistols and changed pop forever. From punk to grunge, practically every new sensation in contemporary rock has been a delayed reaction to The New York Dolls.Too Much Too Soon celebrates all the glorious sleaze and excess of the Dolls' brief auto-destruct career through interviews with the survivors, including band members, managers, roadies, groupies and hangers-on. The result is the ultimate saga of unrepentant rock 'n' roll and debauchery.This updated edition includes details of the band's reunion for Morrissey's Meltdown event in 2004, as well as the tragic death of Arthur Cane shortly afterwards.

Legends of Rock Guitar

Are You Gonna Be the One - in 1981 ( with such standout guitar tracks as " Lover Boy " and " Too Fast to Live , Too Young to Die " ) and Gordon's 1982 compilation set Too Fast to Live , Too Young to Die . Still , fame eluded him .

Author: Pete Prown

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0793540429

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of rock guitar legends examining over three hundred artists beginning in the 1950s and covering a wide range of styles and includes performers such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Duane Eddy, Buddy Holly, Keith Richards, and more.

Whipping Post

Too fast to live, too young to die, too fast ... If the request line isn't too long come next November, I hope she can personally sing for me. ... One man walks around surrounded by pretty girls and with an old bald headed guy too.


Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595306121


Page: 190

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The Life Times of Malcolm McLaren

7 Too Fast to Live's mordant worldview was very much of a piece with a new sensation gripping London's ... To McLaren's chagrin, the intention of making an anti-fashion statement by creating Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die backfired.

Author: Paul Gorman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472121103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

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'I couldn't put this book down. Malcolm inspired us to make art out of our boredom and anger. He set us free' Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream Included in the Guardian 10 best music biographies 'Excellent . . . With this book, Gorman convincingly moves away from the ossified image of McLaren as a great rock'n'roll swindler, a morally bankrupt punk Mephistopheles, and closer towards his art-school roots, his love of ideas. Tiresome, unpleasant, even cruel - he was, this book underlines, never boring' Sunday Times 'Exhaustive . . . compelling' Observer 'Definitive . . . epic' The Times 'Gobsmacker of a biography' Telegraph 'This masterful and painstaking biography opens its doorway to an era of fluorescent disenchantment and outlandish possibility' Alan Moore Malcolm McLaren was one of the most culturally significant but misunderstood figures of the modern era. Ten years after his life was cruelly cut short by cancer, The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren sheds fascinating new light on the public achievements and private life of this cultural iconoclast and architect of punk, whose championing of street culture movements including hip-hop and Voguing reverberates to this day. With exclusive contributions from friends and intimates and access to private papers and family documents, this biography uncovers the true story behind this complicated figure. McLaren first achieved public prominence as a rebellious art student by making the news in 1966 after being arrested for burning the US flag in front of the American Embassy in London. He maintained this incendiary reputation by fast-tracking vanguard and left-field ideas to the centre of the media glare, via his creation and stewardship of the Sex Pistols and work with Adam Ant, Boy George and Bow Wow Wow. Meanwhile McLaren's ground-breaking design partnership with Vivienne Westwood and his creation of their visionary series of boutiques in the 1970s and early '80s sent shockwaves through the fashion industry. The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren also essays McLaren's exasperating Hollywood years when he broke bread with the likes of Steven Spielberg though his slate of projects, which included the controversial Heavy Metal Surf Nazis and Wilde West, in which Oscar Wilde introduced rock'n'roll to the American mid-west in the 1880s, proved too rich for the play-it-safe film business. With a preface by Alan Moore, who collaborated with McLaren on the unrealised film project Fashion Beast, and an essay by Lou Stoppard casting a twenty-first-century perspective over his achievements, The Life & Times Of Malcolm McLaren is the explosive and definitive account of the man dubbed by Melvyn Bragg 'the Diaghilev of punk'.

Strange Brew

Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die.” Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die. One Way Records, 1982. Hendrix, Jimi. “House Burning Down.” Electric Ladyland. (Recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience). Reprise, 1968. —.

Author: Victor Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443850773

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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“Strange Brew” is the title of a 1967 hit song from Cream’s album Disraeli Gears, which featured the most psychedelic cover art ever. The song is what postmodern scholars, influenced by Fredric Jameson, would call a pastiche: its lyrics combine images of love, witchcraft, and getting stoned with a note-for-note rendition of Albert King’s traditional blues song “Oh Pretty Woman.” The song’s title is a metaphor suggesting that words and music can mix to become a kind of magic potion. Strange Brew: Metaphors of Magic and Science in Rock Music traces the evolution of psychedelic music from its roots in rock and roll and the blues to its influence on popular music today, shows how metaphor is used to create the effects of songs and their lyrics, and explores how words and music came together as both a cause and effect of the cultural revolution of the nineteen-sixties.

Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die

This book represents the cream of that collection--over 700 original scans of posters, flyers, covers, and ads from the prime years of the movement, which changed the world of graphic design forever.

Author: Andrew Krivine

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 9781911641360

Category: Music

Page: 0

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An astonishing collection of over 700 original scans of printed ephemera and memorabilia from the prime years of the punk and post-punk movements. Since finding punk in the summer of 1976, Andrew Krivine has amassed one of the world's largest collections of punk graphic design and memorabilia, with part of his collection exhibiting at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan, before moving to the New York Museum of Arts and Design, and many other such spaces around the world in 2020 and 2021. This book represents the cream of that collection--over 700 original scans of posters, flyers, covers, and ads from the prime years of the movement, which changed the world of graphic design forever. Too Fast to Live tells of one man's obsession with creating an unparalleled collection of punk memorabilia. The illustrative content of the book is verified, critically assessed, and given provenance by an array of graphic design experts, academics, and commentators, among them Steven Heller (former art director at the New York Times), Russ Bestley, Professor Rick Poynor, Malcolm Garrett, and Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning editor Michael Wilde. The unique mix of imagery and text makes this arguably the most essential and definitive work on the graphic design revolution within the punk and post-punk movements of America and the U.K.

England s Dreaming

One boy we employed was brilliant: he painted one slogan that said “Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die”. I thought it was such an extraordinary phrase. He said it was a slogan that American gangs took up as an anthem after James Dean's ...

Author: Jon Savage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571261192

Category: Music

Page: 656

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WINNER OF THE RALPH J. GLEASON AWARD INCLUDES FOREWORD BY JOHNNY MARR Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. A pop-culture classic full of anecdote, insight and exclusive interviews, England's Dreaming tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock 'n' roll band and the cultural moment they came to define. 'The definitive history of the English punk movement.' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'Still the strongest history of punk.' GUARDIAN 'The best book about punk rock and pop culture ever.' NME

Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics

CHAPTER 4 TOO FAST TO LIVE . TOO YOUNG TO DIE The allure of performance cars can take over a person's life . Many people are susceptible to this , but particularly the ones who toil in the garage until the late hours of the night ...

Author: Ryan Brutt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9781627886451

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Discover the allure of forgotten cars. Something that to the rest of the world is nothing but a forgotten automotive hulk slowly degenerating into a pile of iron oxide is to the car enthusiast something so much more. Like those who restore Victorian homes or antique furniture, car guys see not a decrepit piece of junk, but a desirable object that "just needs some attention." And should the vehicle abandoned in a field or lying in a creek bed be too far gone to resurrect, car enthusiasts can simply enjoy it for what it once was (while lamenting that it has come to such a sad end). Finding a lost, restorable car is every auto collector's dream! Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics taps into the thrill of the hunt with hundreds of photos of lost cars - each accompanied by detailed information covering the nature of the find and details about the car. Ride along as author Ryan Brutt, the "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems.