A member of seminal new-wave band Magazine, the original bassist in the legendary Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, a Mercury-Prize-nominated solo artist, and pioneer of the imaginary soundtrack album—no matter where Barry Adamson’s career has taken him, the result has been consistently impressive. Covering his early life up to the 1990s, ‘The Barry Adamson Story’ addresses Adamson’s Mancunian and mixed-race roots, beginning in the late 1950s, through to the highs of his momentous musical achievements and the lows of psychiatric hospitals and drug rehabs. Using a ‘noir’ style of self examination, he also investigates the acute loss of his parents and sister in his early twenties, multiple failed relationships and arrives at the beginnings of a successful Hollywood soundtrack career.
About the Author
Barry Adamson is a musician, composer, writer, photographer, actor, and filmmaker, best known as a member of Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He has worked on soundtracks with directors such as David Lynch, Derek Jarman, and Oliver Stone.