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Animal House

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James Brown is the author of several novels, and the memoirs, The Los Angeles Diaries, This River, and Apology to the Young Addict (to-be-published March 2020). Loaded‘s unexpected success legitimised (and paid for) James’s lifestyle, and it wasn’t until he crashed and burned at GQ, and went through rehab, that any sense of perspective kicked in. Why mention his media power list position at all, if only to claim he doesn’t give a fuck in the next sentence?

Animal House takes us on a journey of what James Brown describes as his second childhood in the world of magazine publishing at NME and loaded through to his adulthood at GQ. Brown’s claims that he was “trying to create a magazine that competed with Rolling Stone” are a contrast to the way Loaded was often portrayed at the time: as sexist and moronic.There are people I wish I’d seen rather than interviewed, so the Small Faces and The Clash and The Faces in their prime, for instance. The James Brown of Loaded fame had supposedly transmogrified into a swaggering, snorting, supermodel-dating ball of brilliant bombastic aggression.

Animal House (2021) is the creator and editor James Brown's story of his humble beginnings in Leeds, to becoming become features editor at NME, his three years at the helm of Loaded, his tenure at GQ and his battle with the alcohol and drug addiction that very nearly consumed him.In the book there’s a brief mention of Loaded’s similarity to Jackass and Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear, but not much pause for thought on the wider impact of what they did. Trouble does seem to follow Brown – and he freely admits that at Loaded he was making the publishers so much money he was allowed to get away with it. This may result in small marks to the dustjacket and title page, please also bear in mind that each signature will be a little different from the one we show here.

When I arrive, his girlfriend and youngest son are just off for a spot of blackberry picking – what could be more idyllic? Another early drunken incident at the company involved him throwing a champagne bottle through the office window and on to a waiting minivan. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). James started out as a gobby, sugar-fuelled hyper-active kid selling his music fanzine Attack On Bzag at gigs up and down the UK.It won every award going, year after year, and came to define not only its audience but also a generation.



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