Friday, December 13, 2013

One More for the Groupies

Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip– Bobbie Brown (Gallery Books)

Back in the late 1980s Pamela Des Barres caused quite a stir in both the music and literary worlds when she released her groupie magna carta, I’m With the Band where she gave the world the lowdown on the backstage antics of the ladies who try anything to get some rocker satisfaction; the groupie.

It was during that same period that the next generation of rocker seeking chicks came of age; with the birth of MTV and the seemingly non-stop need for a steady stream of rock video chicks that came with it, came the rise of the video vixen. Front and center in this parade of big haired, big boobed, babes was Bobbie Brown; who is out with her new bio, Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip.

Made famous by her appearance in LA hair metal favorites Warrant’s ode to….a…um…lady bits, Cherry Pie, complete with leering front man, and Brown’s future husband, Jani Lane and quite naturally big, juicy, slices of cherry pie. Brown recounts many of the videos she graced and the rockers she chased. The tale of the former pageant princess rings very familiar to many bios of the rockers she loved and lusted after featuring plenty of body fluid swapping and a healthy dose of name dropping.

Like so many of those rocker tales, Brown also features many of the same kinds of missteps, addictions and downfalls. The bit players along the way include a cavalcade of infamous celebs including; Lane, Motely Crue’s Tommy Lee, who was engaged to Brown right up until his Oceanside beach wedding to Baywatch’s Pamela Anderson, and a young, quick on the draw, Leonardo DiCaprio.

If you’re looking for Mensa-like insight, you’ll need to look elsewhere; if you want heaping helping of cheesecake and cheese, this will be right up your alley.   

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