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Title Acid for the children : a memoir / Flea ; foreword by Patti Smith.
Author Flea (Musician), author.
Publication New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Summary The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star. In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem, or inspiration that lurked around every corner. It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. He spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Acid for the Children is the debut of a stunning new literary voice, whose prose is as witty, entertaining, and wildly unpredictable as the author himself. It's a tenderly evocative coming-of-age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity from one of the most renowned musicians of our time.
Note Print version record.
Subject Flea (Musician)
Bass guitarists -- United States -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Bass guitarists. (OCoLC)fst00828456
Rock musicians. (OCoLC)fst01099238
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Autobiographies.
Addl. Author Smith, Patti, writer of foreword.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Flea (Musician). Acid for the children. First edition. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019 9781455530533 (DLC) 2019009319 (OCoLC)1089257780
ISBN 9781455530526 (electronic bk.)
1455530522 (electronic bk.)
9781538716069 (electronic bk.)
1538716062 (electronic bk.)

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