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Wild Boy Andy Taylor.

This line on Nick Rhodes:

“Fuck you, you revlon wearing tosser.” bahahaha.

From what I gathered Andy was the least favorite band member dubbed by fans as the ugly one. He wasn’t, I’ve seen interviews of him, he’s handsome and a great guitarist. Compared to John Taylor’s book, this is more entertaining and hilarious. Whilst John Taylor has a more diplomatic voice, you can tell he’s more sensitive while Andy, still maintain class, he doesn’t hold back. It has plenty of juicy bits and funny stories. Learnt more about the band members in this one.

Simon Le Bon-Optimistic, adventurous, funny, fat? I beg to defer.
Roger Taylor- Shy, quiet, avoids confrontation.
Andy Taylor-The rock n roller, hilarious, down earth, a hot head?
John Taylor- Sensitive, warm, too stunning for his own good, a coke head.
And last and not least.
Nick Rhodes-Another stunner, the brains in the band, arty, glamorous. A douche?

There is a funny story how the band pranked Nick during a live show by bringing a stripper the ugliest they could find while doing his solo and his than ex-wife Julianne went berserk. It had me screaming with laughter. Andy gives the impression that Julianne is an utter bitch.

Another funny story when they were filming the video for “Save a Prayer” upsetting monks and Andy falling in a puddle full of elephant piss (yikes)

He talks about his childhood and when he joined Duran Duran, and the early Rum Runner days and how him and Nick didn’t get along. At all.

The thing is he kept telling how Nick is controlling, bossy, hard to be around, let alone work it but he doesn’t bring an example as a writer you have to show me not tell me. The only time he mentioned an argument was than they were both drunk. He was a vague and a little exaggerated, although this is well written book (ghost written I suppose.) I’m not picking sides here but it got me asking if Nick is so unbearable than why he didn’t get sacked? How the other band members put up with him after all those years? I mean Andy was the one that left the band. Twice. He seemed quite hot tempered maybe the story needed a villain so Nick Rhodes fitted into it. I don’t know.

I found it a little overbearing when Andy kept criticizing Nick for hooking up with a rich model/heiress about bringing her tour with him and that she’s not one of them. I think that was Nick’s problem and if he was happy at the time so be it.

There is a lot of drama involving the band, he doesn’t hold back on John’s cocaine addiction and other issues while reading I thought no wonder Roger left I would do the same. But he’s back now and more talkative.

This got to be the best biography I read about this band highly recommend it. Probably the best I read since Motley Crue’s The Dirt.