Who the hell would call themselves Peaches and why should you buy her memoir?
– Peaches is one of the most acclaimed and admired artists of her generation, the inspiration for musicians everywhere from Lady Gaga to Pussy Riot. Trust us, you’ll never see Lady Gaga the same way after reading What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches.
– Her memoir What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches features never before seen backstage pictures from photographer Holger Talinski across her entire career.
– Michael Stipe, Yoko Ono and Ellen Page are just a few of the artists who have contributed text to the book.
– She is such an immense stage presence that this is what fans look like when they watch her perform.
– Iggy Pop said recording ‘Kick It’ with her was a career highlight, which is pretty insane when you think of his career.
This volume presents a mesmerizing collection of Holger Talinski’s evocative and sometimes erotic photos of transgressive musical icon Peaches, on and off stage, with accompanying text by Peaches, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Yoko Ono, and actress Ellen Page.
“[Peaches] has teamed up with her longtime tour photographer Holger Talinski to look back at a brazen career that has captured the attention of outsider artists and massive pop stars alike, ranging from Michael Stipe to PJ Harvey to Iggy Pop…Along with Holger’s uncompromising, often raw imagery, the book includes stories from artists who have championed Peaches’s work over the years.”
– New York Times T Magazine
“One flip through the glossy new monograph What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches is all it takes to get absorbed into the post-punk wonderland of pop culture icon Peaches.”
– W Magazine
“The book is full of grit, sweat and dripping sexuality….From stressed out hotel shots to carnival stage shows, a performance of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece to a one-woman electro-rock opera Peaches Does Herself, the book is an extensive look into the life of a transgressive master….Like all good performance art, it’s not an empty dance. In each frame, Peaches carries a fire in her eyes.”
– San Antonio Current
“The outrageous and provocative new book…presents [Peaches] as more than the onstage provocateur most know her to be; instead we see her at home with family, rehearsing, sprawled out backstage, exhausted from giving her fans the musical lunacy they crave.”
– Frontiers Magazine
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