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Let’s Spend the Night Together by Pamela Des Barres

by on August 1st, 2007
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Lindsey’s headed back to rehab. Paris is lying low. Nicole’s being good for the time being. What to do for celebrity sleaze?

Among the classics of the genre, I’d recommend Hollywood Babylon and its sequel, of course, and Pamela Des Barres groupie tell-all, I’m With the Band. Ms Des Barres has made a career of having slept with Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Gram Parsons and many, many others all those years ago, and has now released a book of interviews with 24 other groupies.

What’s here besides sex, drugs, and rock & roll? Copious amounts of name dropping, of course, tho you may not have heard of the names. Considerable self-delusion, too. Self-esteem issues. Absent fathers loom large.

Des Barres writes cheerfully, with lots of alliteration and euphemism. If this were in longhand, it would be in sparkly pink ink, every "i" dotted with a heart. She argues persistently, tho not very convincingly, that being a groupie is actually a higher calling, more a muse than a floozie. Be warned, tho, that many of her interviewees are considerably more blunt.

Nobody brings the sleaze like Miss Pamela.

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