Bedsit Disco Queen, l’autobiografia di Tracey Thorn, è appassionante, commovente, profonda come la voce dell’autrice quando canta. In più è divertente.
Ecco a voi, per esempio, un raccontino dalla prima tournée degli Everything But The Girl, con i nostri due eroi sballottati in giro per l’Italia senza capirci molto.
On a day off, Ben and I went for a stroll around Florence and found ourselves being pursued by a shouting mob of teenagers, whose numbers swelled on each street corner as they picked up passers-by. We sped up, trying to escape, but they kept up with us. It was like the Keystone Kops meets an episode of The Monkees. Halfway across the Ponte Vecchio, they got close enough that we could hear their voices.
“Hey! Matt Bianco! Matt Bianco!” they were shouting.
This was too much. We stopped in our tracks and wheeled about to face them. With forty kids bearing down on him, Ben stood his ground and shouted: “We are NOT fucking Matt Bianco”.