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REVIEW I Know This Much

Gary Kemp’s story begins in North London where the Kemp family rented a home with no bathrooms and chickens in the yard After a couple of failed attempts to kill his brother Martin his parents gave him a guitar for ChristmasFrom schoolyard battles between the Bowie Boys and the Prog Rockers to Mrs Kemp’s firm insistence on net curtains and from acting for the Children’s Film Foundation to manning a fruit and veg stall on Saturdays Gary brilliantly evokes an upbringing full of love creativity and optimismAs the Thatcher years begin Gary’s account of the As a denizen of both Billys and Blitz early New Romantic nightclubs albeit one of the least fashionable of the regulars and clearly visible in a number of scenes from Spandau Ballet s televised 20th Century Box appearance at the Scala cinema in 1980 I was interested in reading Gary s book Whilst reading the book I also watched Soul Boys of the Western World the 2014 documentary about Spandau Ballet directed by George Hencken And just to put all my cards on the table I really liked a lot of their music up until Chant No 1 We Don t Need This Pressure On however have significantly less time for what came later Indeed the Soul Boys of the Western World documentary reinforces just how uickly the band became anodyne and bland once they were established in the mainstream and Gary s book reinforces his commitment to competing with Duran Duran and outselling them and other rivals Out and out commerciality rarely euates to great art and so it was with latter day Spandau BalletSpandau s explicit commerciality also feeds into the book s weaker aspects celebrity culture and name dropping There s a section around halfway which describes tours and recording sessions after the success of True that is nothing short of tediousWhat redeems this book is Gary s honesty about his own insecurities he continually thinks he will be found out as a fraud and also his touching descriptions of the importance of his family The early chapters about his upbringing in Islington are brilliant and the final section that describes the deaths of his beloved parents are incredibly touching I also really enjoyed his description of researching and making The Krays film Overall I found this book an unexpected pleasure

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I Know This Much

Outrageous London club scene centred around the Blitz and Billy’s is just sizzling Out of this glamorous mayhem of kilt wearing mascara’d peacocks would emerge Spandau Ballet – the band that would define the era and hold high the victorious standard of the New RomanticsGary’s thrilling journey with Spandau Ballet would see them record worldwide hits such as ‘True’ ‘Gold’ and ‘Through the Barricades’ play the biggest stadiums in the world and take to the stage in togas when their luggage gets lost in flight Stallions supermodels and dwarves w I wasn t a huge fan of Spandau Ballet but I really enjoyed this Very well written with some real moments of poignancy The story of his journey from being given a cheap guitar one Christmas and being jealous of the toys his younger brother received through his epiphany and the formation of the band To come from such humble origins and achieve all that he d achieved both with the band and as an actor is the kind of story that all kids should read Thanks for sharing Gary

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Ould be hired for video shoots and through it all Gary records the wonderful friendships and the slowly building tensions that would eventually see five old friends facing each other in court‘I Know This Much’ tells the story of Spandau Ballet but it’s far than a book about being in a band Whether it’s meeting Ronnie Kray before filming ‘The Krays’ sketching out the fashions and subcultures of the day or hanging out with Princess Diana this book offers a story on every page And all the so because it’s all written – brilliantly – by Gary himsel Loved this book couldn t put it down I own a copy of soul boys of the western world and this leads you up to it


10 thoughts on “I Know This Much

  1. says:

    As a denizen of both Billys and Blitz early New Romantic nightclubs albeit one of the least fashionable of the regulars and clearly vi

  2. says:

    For those of you loosely in the Gen X cohort this book will bring back memories and fully sate your desire for gossip about the likes of Culture Club Wham and others born of the androgynous post punk era of coiffed and heavily made up protest that was 1980s London But even if you’re not into the ‘80s any biography offers a certain insight into the human condition and Kemp’s reflections on births deaths and relationships a

  3. says:

    This was an interesting book about Gary Kemp's life prior to the beginnings of Spandau Ballet and beyond I grew up in the '

  4. says:

    A tremendous biography from Gary He writes from memory and the heart A fine review of his own personal history and Spandau Balletts'His humility when discussing his experience at Live Aid when all the other acts se

  5. says:

    I wasn't a huge fan of Spandau Ballet but I really enjoyed this Very well written with some real moments of poignancy The story of his journey from being given a cheap guitar one Christmas and being jealous of the toys his younger brother received through his epiphany and the formation of the band To come from such humble origins and achieve all that he'd achieved both with the band and as an actor is the kind

  6. says:

    Loved thisCouldn't put this book down nearly cried at the death of his parentsonly complaint was his description of his split from his first wife was little than one sentence

  7. says:

    Loved this book couldn't put it down I own a copy of soul boys of the western world and this leads you up to it

  8. says:

    Interesting for us 80’s freaks but got a bit boring a lot of reasons being cited for not doing as well as their Brummy counterparts All about the songsdeals and albums nothing really juicy

  9. says:

    DisappointingLove Spandau Ballet and Gary's work But as auto biographies go i was disappointed Felt he revealed very little about his life Sorry

  10. says:

    Gary writes in a way that allows me to feel his compassion his regret and his love Beyond the band and the 80's he writes of the importance of strong family relationshipsFor example his muse gives him a book p169 She gave me a gift I wanted to tell my two rivals but kept it a secret between us It was a book I read it as though she were readi

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