The Resource Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes

Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes

Label
Working class boy
Title
Working class boy
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Barnes
Title variation
Working class boy
Title variation remainder
a memoir of running away
Creator
Author
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family -Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock n roll band and get out of town for good
Writing style
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography of the Year, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10546140
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Jimmy
Dewey number
781.66092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.B176
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnes, Jimmy
  • Barnes, Jimmy
  • Barnes, Jimmy
  • Barnes, Jimmy
  • Barnes, Jimmy
  • Barnes, Jimmy
  • Cold Chisel (Musical group)
  • Autobiographies
  • Family violence
  • Rock musicians
  • Immigrants
  • Adelaide (S. A.)
  • Adelaide (S. Aust.)
  • Adelaide (S.A.)
  • Adelaide (S.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A memoir of running away. Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.The Best Sparring partner in Britain -- Two.Next to nothing -- three.Man, that's ma hobby! -- Four.A Real Glasgow hard man -- Five.Nothing Like a romantic sea cruise -- Six.Sunny South Australia -- Seven.The City of tomorrow -- Eight.Cardboard Inside our shoes -- Nine.The sound of breaking glass -- Ten.Messing with the kids -- Eleven.The Last bit of light -- Twelve.We were damaged goods -- Thirteen.Please let it be her -- Fourteen.Because I love you, son -- Fifteen.Smoke and mirrors -- Sixteen.The Time our worlds collided -- Seventeen.Don't let the name down -- Eighteen.Everybody Thought I was fearless -- Nineteen.A Murderer but a good bloke -- Twenty.Cheap Speed and beer -- Twenty-One.Who had hit who -- Twenty-Two.White Trash -- Twenty-Three.What are we going to do now? -- Twenty-Four.You'll hear more if you shut up -- Twenty-Five.Wouldn't be dead for quids -- Twenty-Six.Do you want to join our band? -- Twenty-Seven.I was never coming back
Control code
000057623877
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460752135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99969091675
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951507638
Label
Working class boy, Jimmy Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A memoir of running away. Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.The Best Sparring partner in Britain -- Two.Next to nothing -- three.Man, that's ma hobby! -- Four.A Real Glasgow hard man -- Five.Nothing Like a romantic sea cruise -- Six.Sunny South Australia -- Seven.The City of tomorrow -- Eight.Cardboard Inside our shoes -- Nine.The sound of breaking glass -- Ten.Messing with the kids -- Eleven.The Last bit of light -- Twelve.We were damaged goods -- Thirteen.Please let it be her -- Fourteen.Because I love you, son -- Fifteen.Smoke and mirrors -- Sixteen.The Time our worlds collided -- Seventeen.Don't let the name down -- Eighteen.Everybody Thought I was fearless -- Nineteen.A Murderer but a good bloke -- Twenty.Cheap Speed and beer -- Twenty-One.Who had hit who -- Twenty-Two.White Trash -- Twenty-Three.What are we going to do now? -- Twenty-Four.You'll hear more if you shut up -- Twenty-Five.Wouldn't be dead for quids -- Twenty-Six.Do you want to join our band? -- Twenty-Seven.I was never coming back
Control code
000057623877
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460752135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99969091675
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951507638

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