READ THE CHARLATANS STORY
The Charlatans have 3 UK No1 albums and 17 Top30 singles in their career!!! But while triumphing, the band had to cope –among other things- with Rob Collins’s jailtime and death or their accountant’s vanishing taking ALL of their money with, leaving them with an almost 2 milllion pounds dept in taxes!
Next to all of these, have in mind their frontman’s rock’n’roll exaggerations… Despite that, Tim Burgess has an excellent memory, so he put the whole Charlatans story together. In his book “Telling Stories” by Penguin launched in bookstores in April 2012, Burgess describes in detail how the band dealed with obstacles, crises, what went well, and what went wrong with this group. Because of Charlatans, Burgess travelled the whole world, played in every great festival and was at the front row of the Madchester and Brit Pop scene.
It’s all about a story of surviving, full of pain maybe but fair enough and with a needed sense of humor. Focusing in Tim’s personal story, the book is kind of a guide of how a passionate with music made his dreams come true. Not a coward when it comes to dark moments or the rock’n’roll lifestyle temptations, Burgess confesses in detail how he managed to pull himself out of the edge of life. Still, of course, during this journey he had plenty of good time with amazing people while making incredible music.
Oι Charlatans μετράν τρία UK no1 albums και 17 Top30 singles στην καριέρα τους!!! Όμως κατά τη διάρκεια του θριάμβου τους, είχαν να αντιμετωπίσουν μεταξύ άλλων τη φυλάκιση και το θάνατο του -καθοριστικού για τον ήχο της μπάντας- keyboardίστα Rob Collins αλλά κι έναν λογιστή που το’ σκασε παίρνοντας μαζί του ΟΛΑ τους τα χρήματα, αφήνοντάς τους με ένα χρέος στην Εφορία της τάξεως των σχεδόν 2 εκατομμυρίων λιρών…Και σε όλα αυτά συνυπολογίστε τις rock 'n' roll υπερβολές του τραγουδιστή τους, Tim Burgess.