The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer’s Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the ’70s Rock Scene
The ’70s rock scene was something else. The second wave of punk was on the rise, Blondie was in ascendance, and David Bowie remained an elusive icon of cool. It was a heady time for Laura Davis, and she would forge a curious path in rock n’ roll history during her time with the Student Teachers, one of the lesser-celebrated bands of the era.
The Girl in the Back is Laura’s autobiographical look at a seminal time in rock history. Marking her page in history as one of the first female drummers to make an impact, Laura shares the mind-blowing story of teenage rock stars in WAY over their heads, the rise of the hardcore drug scene, and a self-destructive love story only rock n’ roll can deliver.
Davis is as honest about her missteps as she is about her fandom, a charmingly flawed figure. By the time her devastating diagnosis is revealed, you feel like a long-time friend who has ridden the highs and lows alongside her. It’s quite a trip.
The Girl in the Back is far more than a coming-of-age story, it’s a celebration of the transformative power of punk rock, both on a personal and a generational level.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||272 pages|
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|Category||Music & Movies|