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From the mountains of Algeria to the squats of South London via sectarian Northern Ireland, Ten Thousand Apologies is the sordid and thrilling story of the country's most notorious cult band, Fat White Family. Loved and loathed in equal measure since their formation in 2011, the relentlessly provocative, stunningly dysfunctional 'drug band with a rock problem' have dedicated themselves to constant chaos and total creative freedom at all costs.

Like a tragicomic penny dreadful dreamed up by a mutant hybrid of Jean Genet, the Dadaists and Mark E. Smith, the Fat Whites' story is a frequently jaw-dropping epic of creative insurrection, narcotic excess, mental illness, wanderlust, self-sabotage, fractured masculinity and the ruthless pursuit of absolute art.

Co-written with lucidity and humour by singer Lias Saoudi and acclaimed author Adelle Stripe, Ten Thousand Apologies is that rare thing: a music book that barely features any music, a biography as literary as any novel and a confessional that does not seek forgiveness. This is the definitive account of Fat White Family's disgraceful and radiant jihad - a depraved, romantic and furious gesture of refusal to a sanitised era.

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©2022 Adelle Stripe and Lias Saoudi (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

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touch the leather

I'm seeing this band in a few weeks, didn't know anything about them. I like Adele Stripes writing style and tone, so gave it a go. intriguing messed up characters, interesting listen. liked the mix of voices.

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If this was a paper copy of Ten Thousand Apologies I’d have to go with the old cliché and write unputdownable, because it is. An at times brutal and often tender insight into the making of the Fat White Family and also on human nature, culture, education, class, emotions, disgustingness, drugs, the ‘you never really know what’s going to happen ’ of life, and the ethereal quality of raw talent.. thanks for a great book.

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memory lane.

well done. this is a fantastic listen. especially the movement between first person and third person.