The Resource Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes

Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes

Label
Working class boy
Title
Working class boy
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Barnes
Title variation
  • Subtitle from jacket
  • a memoir of running away
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnsey, long before the tall-tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life. Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good." --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
781.66092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes
Label
Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan" --Jacket
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952179609
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
x, 362 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460752135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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