Sunday, October 28, 2007

Memoir-Scar Tissue Anthony Kiedis

Scar Tissue

Scar Tissue is a memoir of the life of Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I believe that Anthony is trying to show everyone that life can have many difficult challenges you must face, no matter who you are. Kiedis has been through many changes like drug addiction, relationships and being apart of a band.

Anthony was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Throughout elementary school Anthony lived with his mother until he was in 6th grade and decided to move to California with his dad. He very much looked up to his father. At age eleven, Anthony was introduced to marijuana. This was the beginning of his drug experimentation. In 8th grade He experimented with LSD and which eventually led to cocaine. Later into his life he started doing heroin, which he became very dependent on. “Drug addiction is a progressive disease, so every time you go out, it gets a little uglier than it was before; it’s not like you go back to the early day of using, when there was less of a price to pay.”- Pg. 206. Anthony has relapsed many times and this shows how addicted you can be and how difficult it is to quit.

Anthony has been with many different women in his life, a lot of the relationships ending ugly. If he sees someone he likes, he goes straight up to them and doesn’t stop until satisfied. One girl named Jennifer became very violent and hostile with Anthony when he broke up with her. Ending relationships caused a lot of stress upon him causing him to abandoning everything to get high to solve his problems.

Anthony Kiedis, Mike Balzary (Flea), Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons formed the band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. They began playing in clubs around California then soon stared making they’re 1st album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Later they released Freaky Styely, and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan. During all this, Anthony is temporarily kicked out of the band. “Anthony, we’re kicking you out of the band. We want to play music and you obviously don’t, so you have to go.”-Pg. 191. This was because of Anthony and his drug addictions and not showing up for rehearsals because of it. Soon after the Uplift tour, Hillel Slovak overdosed and died. Jack Irons left the band not wanting to be apart of something were all of his friends were dying. After going through many guitarists they finally find John Frusciante. He later is kicked out of the band but joins back after Dave Navarro is kicked out. A new permanent drummer is also eventually found, Chad Smith.

Anthony has had a very crazy life going through many hardships, which include, drug addiction, Relationships, and Being apart of a band.


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