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Scar Tissue

Narrateur(s): Rider Strong
Durée: 14 h et 51 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 évaluations)

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As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare breed of rock band: critically lauded and popularly embraced by millions of fans, their albums consistently sell into the stratosphere - their CD Californication sold over 13 million copies alone.

Now, in Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis defies the rock star clichés. In his telling, we can see everything he has done has been part of a passionate journey. Kiedis is a man "in love with everything" - the darkness, the death, the disease. Even his descent into drug addiction was a part of that journey; another element that he has transformed into art. Scar Tissue is a fascinating account of a fast-lane life, addiction, and a moving story of eventual recovery and redemption.

©2004 Anthony Kiedis (P)2010 Phoenix Audio

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"Kiedis’s narrative of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ dues-paying years is vivid and inspiring." ( Newsweek)

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  • Au global
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what a life!

Fascinating life that made me wonder how could he ever remember it all?
I'm not a crazy Red Hot Chilli Peppers fan but they are definitely in the soundtrack of my life. I used to sing under the bridge to my baby brother in 1992 so hearing about why he wrote was intriguing. I recommend this book to anyone that grew up with the chilli peppers, anyone that struggles with addiction and to anyone that likes colourful autobiographies.

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  • Au global
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Loved this crazy story

This was chalked full with love and compassion with dark downward spirals. Truly worth a listen if you're a fan of the chilli peppers

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Eye opening, outstanding narration

Really impressed by the book and the narration, some fantastic impressions were done here. Solid.

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Heart felt and painful

Not ever having had an addiction to drugs or alcohol , it’s difficult to comprehend the mind of someone who is. But this whirlwind tour of a “groundhog day” life and times of a rockstar brought tears and feelings of sympathy to me. I hope it has the same effect on others that may have been quick to judge the addict on the corner, or in the alley.. life is hard.
Thanks for sharing

  • Au global
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Disgusted

I cant stand the glorification of rancid lifestyles. If you are triggered by talk of addiction or sexual activity including minors, take caution.

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Overall a fascinating story

Overall a fascinating story of one of rocks most interesting front men. From the very top, to the bottom to the top again. Excellent narration from the audiobook reader. He captured the spirit and emotion to a tee.

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Sex Drugs and Rock n' Roll

A couple of months ago I read the much superior "Life", autobiography of Keith Richards. Both incredibly talented guys who lived through some crazy stuff. Both guys should be dead. Richards states things very matter-of-factly while Kiedis' story is similarly amazing, but his ego shows through. He tries to be self-deprecating but I get the impression he is actually pretty proud of the things he went through. We get it, buddy, you were f*cked up.

Dude thinks like an addict. He sorely wants to be known as a good guy, and he probably is generally, but it's pretty clear he was, and still is, pretty selfish. I am surprised his editors never pointed out that every episode can't be "the best sex either of us ever had". Every time?

Rider Strong is a fair reader, but a bit dramatic and sounds like a little punk. Appropriate to the subject matter I guess.

  • Au global
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Well written and Entertaining!

I enjoyed this reading all the way through. I appreciated Anthony's honesty throughout his story, it's funny, and sad, and inspiring!
I also thought the narrator was good.

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Excellent story, well read.

I may be biased as I’m a huge chili’s fan, but I absolutely loved hearing about the history behind some of AK’s lyrics as well as how well the band was able to persevere through what seemed like impossible odds at times. Highly recommend.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars

very important. read it twice.

read this as a lost teenager, revisited it as an adult battling with his own self destructive tendencies.

perfect book to bring clarity. no matter what you're going through we all have similar scar tissue even if the blades making the cuts are different.

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  • Nicole
  • 2011-02-23

Up Close and Personal with Anthony Kiedis

Not only is this book completely entertaining through out the entire pligrimage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis makes you feel as if you were actually right there living the whole experience with him. I have always enjoyed RHCP but now through hearing about his memories and relationships with the band members, I can honestly say that I have a new found appreciation for the band. One thing I also really enjoyed thanks to youtube- is that as you are listening, you can watch parts of concerts or interviews Kiedis refers to in the novel which provides an excellent reality to his work and its really amusing to know what his thoughts are as he's singing or strung out.. Also, the way Anthony describes his struggle with addiction is riviting.. you truly learn what an addict dreams and feels everyday. I would highly reccomend this book to anyone who wants to listen to entertaining book that opens your mind to a story about a struggling drug addict facing the realities of success, fame and funky music :)

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  • Kathy Shea
  • 2018-05-22

Rider Strong SUCKS

Rider Strong is, by no means, qualified to talk about Anthony Kiedis’ gnarly, fast-paced life. Over the course of the audio book, I wasn’t sure if I was listening to a little league baseball game or the biography of one of the most influential rockers of our generation. Otherwise, great story.

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  • Cuz Burchett
  • 2018-01-22

Great book. Horrible narration.

The story is real good but the reader SUCKS!!! I hope to God I never hear him reading another book. I can’t tell you how many times I almost threw in the towel because the sound of his voice literally angered me. This is not a career this guy should continue in one more day.

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  • The Kruels
  • 2011-08-16

Not A Favorite

Rock biographies are my favorite genre so, eventually, I had to read Scar Tissue. Full disclosure: I've been putting it off for 2 years because I haven't really liked the RHCP since Blood Sugar Sex Magik. (Though I adore Flea.) So, I finally downloaded Scar Tissue. First, let me say, I think the narrator is - while not terrible - certainly not worthy and didn't make me feel like I was listening to the words of Anthony Kiedis. It was like listening to a 17 year old high school junior reading Anthony Kiedis. (Go ahead, listen to the sample.) Because of this, I could never really get completely immersed in the book. His young, squeaky, and innocent voice didn't vibe with the often dark and always debaucherous tales. But if you can past that, which I couldn't quite do all the time, then the story being shared is essentially this: Anthony's dad was the kind of parent who made his kid be his hang out and drug buddy so AK developed unhealthy drug and girl habits very early in life and has pretty much been to be unable to control these urges for most of his life. "OK", you might say. "That's the story of rock-n-roll!" Yeah, true. But usually reading a rock bio makes me like the band and the person even more because I form a connection and deeper appreciation of the artist and the music. Well, perhaps I do feel a bit of that but I was disappointed nonetheless. Kiedis came off as decent guy who's very easily distracted, a little outrageous, and a lot immature. Oh, wait. Maybe that narrator did a good job after all!

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  • Steven
  • 2013-07-08

Candid insight into hard-core life of rock icon

If you could sum up Scar Tissue in three words, what would they be?

Facinating, pathetic, mind-numbing

What was one of the most memorable moments of Scar Tissue?

Very insightful explanation and person experiences relating to lyrics of "Scar Tissue"

What about Rider Strong’s performance did you like?

Overall very good narration and shifting of voices made it seem like you were listening to actual characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Times when Anthony Keidis realized the joy of his own sobriety

Any additional comments?

Was a great fan of the RHCP before book and now, with explanations of odd song lyrics and history I've become even more enamored by them.

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  • justicerevenge
  • 2015-03-18

Tear

I related to this book too much. Kiedis' story reminds me of a lot of things I went through with a close friend of mine and this book really touched those feelings.

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  • Nicole
  • 2013-05-12

Brilliant

Would you consider the audio edition of Scar Tissue to be better than the print version?

Yes

What other book might you compare Scar Tissue to and why?

Jimi Hendrix had a similar story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes it was a deeply moving story the best I have read yet

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  • April
  • 2012-08-12

Soul Baring

Any additional comments?

I was not expecting such raw emotion. Anthony Kiedis portrays himself in public as very standoffish when it comes to his personal life. I was blown away at his ability to put it all out there, bad and good. So many times I just started at my car radio with my mouth open. Did he just say that? Yes, he did. I loved how he explained the songs that he was creating and the times around which they were being created. It brought me closer to the music and to understanding how hard those times in his life, as well as so many others, must have been. He shows himself to be human, not just a rock star. And out of that, even though he explains it's always a battle and no easy end, he proves he is also courageous.

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  • Michelle
  • 2014-03-13

The Sexcapades of Anthony Kedis

What did you love best about Scar Tissue?

I enjoyed hearing the musical biography of Anthony Kedis and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wanted to hear more stories about the music, the band, the road to stardom, behind-the-scenes stories, etc. I would have cut out a lot of the sex stories, which seemed grandiose anyway. This seemed more like a sexual memoir more than anything. I caught myself rolling my eyes a lot. There were a couple other stories in there where I thought, "Really?! C'mon!" There are some egotistical parts that seem seriously embellished and unbelievable. I don't want to say which ones because I don't want to ruin the book for anyone.

Any additional comments?

From the book it sounds like success just fell into Anthony Kedis' lap. He just happened to know these guys who had a band, and because he danced and thrashed around (because he didn't have any musical talent) he became the lead singer. Also, sobriety seemed very casual to him, like that was easy and just fell into his lap too, despite repeated relapses. Although I listened through the whole book, I have less respect for Anthony Kedis now than I did before listening. I don't think that should happen, but it did.

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  • pauline
  • 2010-10-26

LOVED IT!!!!!

Its like he is talking to you as a friend, I loved it!
I leaned a lot about myself, and understand more about the dark side of addiction...

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