Too Weird for Ziggy
978-0-8021-4156-9 • $12.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2004
A collection of interlinked stories all set in the fractured microcosm of the business of rock music, Too Weird for Ziggy is the razor-witted fiction debut of one of the best music writers on either side of the Atlantic
The razor-witted fiction debut of one of the best music writers on either side of the Atlantic, Too Weird for Ziggy is a darkly hilarious collection of stories all set in the world of crass A&R men, fans mired in hero worship, and music stars perpetually on the verge of ego tantrum or outright crackup. From a Karen Carpenter cult to a rock ‘n roll séance; from a band of cock-rockers whose starmaking tour goes off the rails when their lead singer starts to grow breasts, to an obsessed fan on a mission from God to marry a woman-battering heavy-metal drummer, these stories are like sitting beside an expert commentator in the front row at the celebrity circus. Too Weird for Ziggy is devastatingly funny, surreal, and as hooky as a pop tune.