I kind of agree...Wayne is quite ambigous. He sometimes writes with a certain warmth about Von and then in the next sentence can be quite scathing (tiny stabs as you say). I would probably say that this is a fairly accurate (external) view of AE....although the complexity of the man and his art is rarely touched upon. I think in many respects Wayne wanted to make him(AE) happy and be a major part of the band but there was no place. Thus the breakup....Ocean Moves wrote:Upon reading "Salad Daze", the biggest and perhaps strangest admission by Wayne, for me, was thatmarkfiend wrote:This is it isn't it.hippie-bullsh-t-hater wrote:yes but Von doesnt want to work with wayne. Von didnt even want Wayne at a concert guestlist, ha ha
I feel a bit sorry for Wayne, he keeps trying, but surely he knows by now that it's never going to happen?
the only time he ever felt "cool" was when playing for the Sisters. To me that's quite an
admission by someone who went on the have a fairly long and successful career as a singer/guitarist in their OWN band.
This section of the book covering the Sisters is peppered with tiny stabs at Von,
either direct or indirect, and neglects (to my mind) to really introduce Vons background.
It is perhaps the least neutrally portrayed section of the entire book.
This suggests to me he still has a chip on his shoulder regarding the existence of the Sisters and his
(non) participation in it.
Others may see it differently.
What I do gather though in reading Wayne's account is that you can see that making records was a nightmare for AE that's why he is now probably happier without them.