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Scar Tissue Audiobook

Scar Tissue

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Publisher's Summary

In 1983 four self-described 'knuckleheads' burst out of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hard-core mayhem funk. Over 20 years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all the odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole rollercoastar ride.

Scar Tissue far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a searingly honest memoir - a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption. It is a story that could only have come out of Hollywood.

©2009 Anthony Kiedis; (P)2009 Bolinda

What the Critics Say

"The year's most astonishing rock autobiography." (The Observer)

What Members Say

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    jason Sydney Australia 27/09/2016
    jason Sydney Australia 27/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "What an amazing book"

    Must get to anyone that enjoys the red hot chilli peppers. The drug sex and partying is amazing

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    Darren 29/08/2016
    Darren 29/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful read"

    Interesting insight into one man his band and his struggle with addiction. Would be interesting to have a catch up added to the book bringing it into 2016

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    ceirwen burton 21/08/2016
    ceirwen burton 21/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Rollercoaster tail and music, love and addiciton"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Rider Strong’s performances?

    No. I found his narration detracted from the story. His accents need a lot of work


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jaxen 01/06/2016
    Jaxen 01/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    reader please never attempt to do accents again. expecially not australian or new Zealand. good book

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    Marie 20/03/2016
    Marie 20/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "RHCP"

    I love Anthonys journey.. wow. what a strong spirit to share his story. thank you

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    rhys 28/12/2015
    rhys 28/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Chillie time"

    A really interesting audio. I had no idea that Anthony Kiedis was struggling so badly with addiction. An inspiring tale for individuals who struggle with addiction.

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    ben 20/06/2015
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    "Fantastic."

    Great book. Narrated well. Kept me engaged for 15 hours :) huzzah! Splendido! A and I

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    ANTHONY 04/06/2015
    ANTHONY 04/06/2015
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    "Repetitive and somewhat tedious"

    The first half of the book was interesting but the second half is just a repetition of recoveries and relapses. I think there could have been more detail about being in a band and the music industry. I thought the detail on interpersonal relationship was not necessary and would have invaded the privacy of some people without telling us anything interesting. I also felt that accounts of relationships did not include the other persons side of the story.

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    Trent 16/04/2015
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    "Stay away from downtown LA!"

    This story time and time again highlights The battle Anthony has with addiction. Insightful, heartbreaking, cringeworthy at times, funny and interesting.
    Spoken very well by Rider Strong. He enthusiastically gets into character of the person who is speaking. A little work is required on his New Zealand accent though... Haha..

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  • sarah
    east balmain, Australia
    1/08/12
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    "Interesting Insight"
    Where does Scar Tissue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is toward the top of my library in terms of quality. It is an interesting account, it's a very long book that deals in depth with each stage of the band's progression, with a solid delivery by the narrator. I'm not the hugest fan of the band, but I lived through their times and it's a really interesting account of that. I admire the author's candid account, it doesn't seem like he held much back in the writing of this memoir.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    Chiswick, NSW, Australia
    4/01/10
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    "Brilliant"

    What an incredible story!. And not only that Anthony is still alive. I've heard the Chilli Peppers commercial songs, but never been a mad huge fan. After hearing this I want to go out now and listen to every album as I feel I now have a small understanding of where it all comes from.
    This warts and all story gives a great education on drugs and drug abuse and how the minds that are attached to these abused bodies work. I loved every minute, was gutted every time you lost the battle and cheered when you could stay sober. I had to listen to the last 3 hours in one hit - I couldn't turn off. To Anthony - Thank you for sharing so much.
    To Rider - So very well read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Balwyn, Australia
    14/07/14
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    "Could only be a hollywood life"
    Where does Scar Tissue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up near the top for sure. The narrator is fantastic & the book has got a great mix of highs, lows, funny bits, sad bits and so on that make it really easy to keep listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the stories behind the music. What was going on in their lives when they were doing which shows. Anthony Keidis very unconventional childhood is interesting, as is his continued functioning as a musician to such a high level, whilst leading such a dysfunctional long time drug interest!


    Have you listened to any of Rider Strong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never, but this one was fantastic!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea, but I would love them to make a film!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leilani
    31/05/14
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    "great narrative"
    Would you listen to Scar Tissue again? Why?

    A great read/listen and an indepth look into Swans crazy life. Would definitely recommend. Rider Strong is excellent!


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  • Steven
    Neath, United Kingdom
    8/08/10
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    "The up & down lifesyle of a moden rockstar."

    Not just for peppers fans. This a the storey of the up & down lifesyle of a moden rockstar.
    A must for every ex-addict and everyone else, life is a rollercoaster baby.
    How this guy is still alive I do not know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rowan
    Wales
    2/03/10
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    "Very enjoyable if a fan"

    It opened up their music a lot for me and even went back and got the old albums to listen to. Following their progress and their music. Loved it and read really well. Amazed he is still alive

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annica
    Faversham, Kent, United Kingdom
    7/02/10
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    "Good story, well read"

    I found the story behind the Red Hot Chilli Peppers facinating and the book was very well read. The voice fit perfectly. Full marks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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