Freud in London. "i am the voice left from drinking: the Models - from the 'burbs to 'Barbados' and beyond" by James Freud. [review]
Freud has left the music business and alcoholism for a sober career in advertising. Several times he acknowledges his wife and children for providing the incentive: it's that kind of a redemption tale. Whether Freud's book provides any insight into the music industry of the 1970s and 1980s is another matter. Better books about Australian pop musicians remain to be written: conceivably, better books about James Freud himself. While this one has entertaining moments, an engaging if inconsistent style, and the added attraction of Freud's own testimony, a proper assessment of the radical and exciting world of 1980s pop is still in its infancy.