❮Ebook❯ ➨ Baby's in Black - The Story of Astrid Kirchherr & Stuart Sutcliffe Author Arne Bellstorf – Dolove.info

Baby's in Black - The Story of Astrid Kirchherr & Stuart Sutcliffe Ich Sah Diese Gesichter Auf Der B Hne Und Im Selben Moment Fiel Mein Bisheriger Lebensentwurf In Sich Zusammen Und Etwas Neues Trat An Seine Stelle Zuerst Sah Ich John, Dann Die Anderen Und Schlie Lich Stuart Er Hatte Dieses Gewisse Etwas, Das Mir Sofort Ins Auge Sprang Und Von Dem Ich Nicht Glauben Konnte, Dass Ich Es Gefunden Hatte Astrid Kirchherr Hamburg, Astrid Kirchherr Hat Ihr Kunststudium Abgeschlossen Und Arbeitet Als Assistentin F R Ihren Ehemaligen Lehrer, Den Fotografen Reinhart Wolf Ihre Beziehung Zu Klaus Voormann, Einem Jungen Grafiker, Pl Tschert So Dahin Nach Einem Streit Steht Er Mitten In Der Nacht Wieder Vor Ihrer T R, Um Ihr V Llig Aufgel St Zu Erz Hlen, Was Er Auf St Pauli Entdeckt Hat F Nf Junge Engl Nder, Die Unter Dem Namen The Beatles In Einem Klub Auf Der Reeperbahn Rock N Roll Spielten Als Astrid Schlie Lich Einwilligt, Ihn Am Folgenden Abend In Den Kaiserkeller Zu Begleiten, Ahnt Sie Noch Nicht, Dass Diese Begegnung Ihr Leben F R Immer Ver Ndern Wird Ausgehend Von Pers Nlichen Gespr Chen Mit Astrid Kirchherr Entwickelte Arne Bellstorf Eine Melancholische Erz Hlung, Die Die Hamburger Subkultur Der Sechzigerjahre Ebenso In Den Mittelpunkt R Ckt Wie Die Tragische Liebe Zwischen Der Jungen Fotografin Und Dem Musiker Und K Nstler Stuart Sutcliffe If you follow me on Tumblr or Twitter, or have had the misfortune of interacting with me on any social capacity, then you know I have an obsession with this little band called The Beatles sorry by the way to all the people I ve tried to push their music on.Anyways, when I found this little graphic novel about Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe he was the original Beatles bass player and Astrid was his fiancee the one who inspired a lot of the Beatles early looks and a kick ass photographer and nearly screamed This graphic novel felt like a split between Persepolis and Maus, though obviously with a much less serious topic.I really enjoy these types of graphic novels where the art is sketch based with some ink in there for contrast depth They re easy to read and especially for an era like this where all the photographs were in black and white it read as if I were diving into a photo from that time period and taking a peek at their lives.The real question here is should you read this if you re not a Beatle fan Maybe If you re a die hard, overly obsessed Apple scruff like me, then absolutely pick this up I finished it in about half an hour and was laughing and saying aww through the whole thing Even if you re a casual fan it s a good read about the early Teddy Boy years when Ringo wasn t even in the band and there were 5 Silver Beetles But if you re not a huge fan what is wrong with you then I d say perhaps give this one a pass.You know, despite having no artistic or musical inclinations, I often want to chop off all my hair like Astrid and wear dark eyeliner, and go to little clubs to listen to rock and roll bands Sigh, guess that s a by product of me not being born in the right time period Darn it. Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled For, my darling, I love you and I always will. I am ambivalent towards the Beatles.It s not that I don t like them, I just don tlove them.Throughout my life I seemed to have attracted Beatles fans as best friends It s like they flock to me Whether it s my friend who knows every single world to every single song and whose mum once nearly got arrested outside one of their gigs, to the friend who has her picture up in the pub a young Mr Lennon used to drink in Ye Cracke on Hope Street, if you re interested , to the friend who I have bought, without fail, Beatles related birthday presents for the last four years Some of my best memories involve the Beatles dancing to Twist and Shout under the influence of one Appletini too many in my SU, spending the night in a Danish hotel room going through the Beatle s back catalogue to try and find the song I was trying to think of I ve still never remembered which one it was I was trying to think of but my cousin and I did discover we knew all the words to All You Need is Love , waiting for the taxi by the Yellow Submarine statue outside John Lennon airport after a holiday with four of my best friends and, of course, singing Hello, Goodbye at my housemate when she would ignore me and pretend not to want to play the Let s not do our dissertations, let s just make cakes and watch Disney films game I would be a fool not to appreciate the unsurpassable effect they have had not just on British music and culture, but on music and culture all across the world Maybe it s impossible to be ambivalent towards the Beatles But even though I don t love the Beatles, I am fascinated by them So when I saw that there was a graphic novel about Astrid Kirchherr s heartbreakingly short relationship with Stuart Sutcliffe and the Beatles early Hamburg days, I knew I wanted to read it immediately.And, I knew from the cover illustration alone that I was in for a treat This book is glorious both in story and in execution Mr Bellstorf s drawings were absolutely stunning and they perfectly captured the era While I was reading this, I was instantly transported into 1960s Germany with all its smoke, girls in poofy skirts and cool make up The black and white tone which reminded me of wax crayon, randomly perfectly portrays the bitter sweet tone of this story Everyone knows how it s going to end and yes, those last few panels broke my heart into tiny little pieces, but I loved how Mr Bellstorf didn t let the harrowing ending overwhelm the entire story Because Baby s in Black is full of joy and love and passionate characters and it s a celebration of a story that was cut too short and the start of one just begun But yeah, those last few panels Wow Yes, this story is about those Northern lads, but it s also a story of a wonderfully strong, fascinating and inspiring woman And I hope it s a story that s never forgotten I would recommend this book for Beatles fans I know, I know I really strained myself coming up with that one didn t I But I would recommend this book for Beatles fans I would also recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a love story because to me this book is a love story It s a love story between two people, it s a love story between two best friends, it s a love story between a man and his passion for art, it s a love story between a woman and her photography and it s a love story between five boys and music Saying that though, I d pretty much recommend this book to anyone I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley. Oh, dear, what can I do Baby s in black, and I m feeling blue Tell me, oh what can I doBaby s in Black Lennon McCartney from the Beatles For Sale LP in 1964Sparse but also sort of stylish graphic novel depicting the love story of artist photographer Astrid Kircherr and early Beatles bassist Stu Sutcliffe Sutcliffe sometimes tagged with The Fifth Beatle sobriquet toured with the then Fab Five years before the worldwide Beatlemania explosion, when the young group were cutting their teeth in the rough and tumble Reeperbahn circuit of Hamburg, Germany in 1960 1961 They quickly grew accustomed to eight hour overnight gigs, fueled by beer and uppers, covering Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran tunes They were cheered on by a rowdy but appreciative audience of drunken sailors, prostitutes, and the working class of that seaport city.Sutcliffe, however, was an artist at heart and by training He befriended John Lennon while both were students at the Liverpool College of Art He fell in with and really felt comfortable with Kircherr s crowd Kircherr, in turn, was responsible for series of indelible photographs of the group slouched around the front of circus truck and also for introducing the idea of a mop top hairstyle Sutcliffe ultimately left the act for greener pastures, but then tragedy reared its unwelcome head.I m torn on this one the book was good, but Beatles fans will already be familiar with this story from other books For those unfamiliar with this early part of the Beatles timeline there may not be enough detail Probably the best depiction of these events was in the wonderful but forgotten 1994 film Backbeat, with Stephen Dorff as Stu, Sheryl Lee as Astrid, and an amazing performance by Ian Hart as John Lennon Still, Baby s in Black had some sweetly depicted scenes of the young couple falling in love, and the intermittent moments involving the other band members felt spot on. Black turtlenecks That s what I ve got on this Okay, cigarettes dangling from arms that dangle from turtlenecks that are plucked out of someone s idea of 1960s European cool Stick your arms inside the hidey hole sleeves and wait it all out Smoke chains and hair tendrils of girl chic short dos and dont s of Hamburg night life in the 1960s Hooting and clubs you aren t going to Yawn That s what I ve got Okay, stretch your arms over the backs of the movie theatre seat and you can t cop a feel because the other seat is a long time cold Astrid favored black a lot Black as a scene, black as something to do Black as waiting, endlessly Mysterious and contained That s my barely contained sigh I like my black as a blanket Arne Bellstorf fancies black and white pixie pixels, clearly They float over your bar stool.Boyfriend Klaus out the door New boyfriend auditioning on stage with an instrument he can t play Murray on Flight of the Conchords called the bass the dad guitar Ha Paul resumed the instrument and later, after the loss of Brian Epstein, the boys would rebel when he takes old Murray too seriously about being the dad Baby s In Black is a lot of the same look of Astrid looking up at Stuart Sutcliffe as he doesn t play the bass with The Beatles Wait a minute I thought they made Stuart turn his back so one would figure out he couldn t play He must ve had a terrific butt Ringo wasn t around yet We all know he followed the music from their bouncing buns like he was Helen Keller Deaf from the screams, y know Anyway, it s hard work The boys couldn t have played those marathon shows for those angry Germans without doping up on pills and booze Stomach lining sic and it s all black and white drawings that don t pulse Shirley Temple s good ship lollipop never had seas so rough Wittle George was still the baby Twenty one, officers, really Paul the devil on John s leather clad shoulder John the devil on John s leather clad other shoulder Too much burden to bear Judy Garland had it so unwholesome Stuart the art school buddy brought along They weren t unlike Astrid and her former flame Klaus that way, I guess Like minds clicking like a cuckoo clock on their same dots A hard rock choir of little birdies and plenty of chicks Uniformed unisex unitards in unison Bo ring.Personally, I found Klaus s discovery of The Beatles exciting He HAD to take the reeperbahn night after night to see the boys in that rat trap cellar filled with all of those unimpressed Germans They d probably break into a fight if John didn t honestly and truly mean it What if one of them sobered enough to discover that Stuart couldn t properly play out of his ass Huh What then But what was he thinking bringing along the girl he liked to watch these cute guys on stage not Paul He was kind of rodenty Astrid thought Stuart was much cuter than James Dean Cue one of MANY same stills of Astrid looking up at Stuart She is looking up at Stuart even when she is not looking up at Stuart You could ask her what she was thinking and you wouldn t know even if she told you Cool girls I never know what a groovy girl would think about My staring problem had a problem here Nothing to look at Astrid is the cool older sister who goes out every night without you You want to come along It s past your bed time Get lost, runt She falls in love without you She plans her future without you Sure, she was a pretty blond German girl She always looked lovely in the photographs in Beatles books You don t actually know her She loved her mom She wanted to make a life with Stuart and take photographs I have no idea what made her tick Author Arne Bellstorf worked closely with her in the making of his graphic novel It can t be a case like anything made about The Runaways a bunch of egos scrambling like roaches away from the light so that they, and only they, will look fab She must have told him something Made you look The future planned their future without Stuart He died of a brain hemorrhage Causes unknown The popular myth goes that John Lennon kicked him in the head with his Beatle boots This just in Causes unknown.Astrid Kirchherr declined all offers for further Beatles association after 1964 because she was a friend to The Beatles and not the mop tops hairdresser I gotta respect that many made their bread and butter just for being at the right time and place when The Beatles were starting out Personally, I never liked that look It really isn t cute on child stars the world over I m sure many a disaffected and unemployed has been cutie has cursed Astrid s name over empty containers of Rogaine Barry Wom doppelg nger to Ringo Starr in The Beatles spoof The Rutles, for the lay person Astrid and Stu like the word doppelg nger Me too wanted to be a hairdresser He would like to be two hairdressers He hears their pain It must be tough to stand beside the spotlight I wouldn t know Why not shine a different kind of light on things Stage lights, dressing room lights, city lights, torch lights There s than just the stage Who cares if Paul and John walk off into the sunset for a time Baby s In Black wanted to carry the flame of Stuart and Astrid for a little bit longer It could have done, a bit, like when Astrid wanders through those empty woods alone Astrid in the woods with Stuart Astrid seeing herself in those woods alone again, before Stuart is gone for good Stuart could have been buried in a box made out of one of those pines, if they had seen it coming Baby s In Black lost a little something because I did see it coming Maybe something sweeter Two kids who could barely speak each other s language being together It s there, unfortunately dressed in cool black and cool sheets Can I just say the art wasn t that good to sustain a love story No slipping between these pages, no sir.I don t know, if she didn t want to be their hairdresser shouldn t a story about their love story had been about their love story That might be silly to say because no one would be talking about them at all without The Beatles Still, a love story is a love story Astrid was what Stuart had He dropped out out of art school in Liverpool when he was so close to finishing to follow John to be in a band He felt shame about not being able to play Paul was a bitch about it You fucked up a note, you fucker He lost his closeness with John to the pull of something John was so good at John and Paul had the creative spark between them Stuart had his own art Before he died he was making work than ever He couldn t turn it off even as his own legs couldn t support his weight He wanted to go to Paris He loved Astrid They were going to have a life He died I knew all of that How did it feel When they didn t know they were going to lose it all There s one panel of them sharing an umbrella I know that s Romantic because my ex didn t share his Stuart tells Astrid he doesn t regret a single day they spent together Baby s In Black should have been days The art was turtlenecks and smoke I could have been choking in a bar, looking into stone faces of Germans Are they angry Does the music move them Are they going to dance or is that bottle going over my head No idea I don t even own a turtleneck My neck is cold from craning to see Love.I do know that the Hamburg period was the Beatles favorite time It was hard, it was grime under the nails Scorch marks on the dirty cellar mental walls They had each other, then It felt like you could be there when reading them talk about in Anthology That s love to me Baby s In Black didn t have that I m not cool so I m bitching what do you expect I don t own a single turtleneck, let alone turtlenecks for two Wait for me Fuck it, I m sitting next to Klaus I need it Bring the bottle over my head It is 1960 I m in love Music is my black blanket Cover me view spoiler Yeah, that s about as close to some lovin as I got hide spoiler

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *