An AutobiographyBook - 2000
Known for their sexual lyrics and provocative act, Carole Pope and Rough Trade ushered Canada from the punk movement of the 1970s to the new wave sound of the 1980s and vaulted themselves into the international music scene. Attracting what she calls "a diversified audience, and other artists who were practising their own forms of nihilism," Pope learned how to preen with the best of them and let the raunch shine through. In Anti Diva, Pope offers a no-holds-barred look at her adventures in the music scene -- on the concert stage, in the recording studio, in the bedroom -- and tells of all the mind-blowing, gender-bending parties along the way. Here Pope takes readers along her life's trajectories: from her early days partying with Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd in their Saturday Night Live heyday to her love affair with Dusty Springfield; from starring with drag queen Divine in the stage play Restless Underwear to singing high opera; from touring with David Bowie to playing the Womyn's Festival. Throughout her career, Carole Pope has blazed a trail for the diva and anti-diva in all of us. And in sharing her thoughts on AIDS, sexuality and sexual politics, and the new breed of music divas that dominates the charts today, she never hesitates to risk it all.