Monday, June 09, 2008

"Heroin Diaries" by Nikki Sixx as reviewed by John Dolan of "The eXile"

(title link) Nikki Sixx is a member of Motley Crüe, which should be pronounced "Crew-eh"... Here we go with the review:

"Nikki Sixx used to be the bass player for Motley Crue, a hair metal band most people old enough to remember have tried hard to forget. Motley was huge in the mid-1980s. I didn't realize how big until I read the diary entry in which Nikki whines that his manager sent his latest paycheck to his home while he was on tour. The check is for $650,000. That's probably more than really talented American bands of the 1980s like Husker Du made in their entire career. The Motley Crue era, then, was not a shining moment in pop history. In that sense, Nikki makes a fitting narrator. This is literally a tale told by an idiot. Everything about it is stale, forced and second-hand. Even the title is an echo of Jim Carroll's much better addiction memoir, The Basketball Diaries, which derived from Burroughs's Junkie, which came out of Genet, whose dramatized self-immolation stories derive ultimately from Byron."

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"And of course his drug narrative is full of lies and bathos. The most interesting lie is the deflection of blame to heroin, when it's clear that Nikki was never a junkie. He's a cokehead, a classic L.A. white-trash cokehead. So why is this called The Heroin Diaries? Because Nikki's publisher realized cocaine is too sleazy and too 1970s to interest anybody. Heroin, which only entered the middle-class California druggie's repertoire in the 1980s, still retains some of its exotic, forbidden appeal."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nikki Sixx is a legend - you however never will be - i also doubt you've been a heroin addict? so why dont you rant about something you have actually had experience in :) douche.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you find out who Nikki Sixx is before you go shooting off your mouth, You must be one of those dickheads that wants to bend the music industry to fit your political agenda. My hat is off to Nikki Sixx and everything he is doing right now, I have been a fan from the start and have some idea of what Nikki went through in those early days, so pipe the f*ck down!!

Anonymous said...

Oh and by the way Nikki Sixx is still the bass player for Motley Crue as well as Sixx AM Dumbshit!!

You better do some more research on people before you start running your mouth boy!!

Fedesav said...

after hearing a couple of Husker Du songs, I realized why they never made 650.000$... never heard something THAT horrible! :s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogHIUNfu2vY&feature=related

I'm not a huge Crue fan, actually I like SIXX AM much more, but you cannot talk like that about Motley crue...

Anonymous said...

mWow, really? Nikki Sixx is STILL the bassist for Motley, Crue, SIXX AM, as well as the host of a national radio program. He's the fuckin bomb, you needle dick!!!

Husker WHO??

Who the hell are you again?