Real Wild Child: Tales From The rage Couch
Real Wild Child: tales from the rage couch is the first book from long-time rage Producer Narelle Gee. It’s the story of close encounters with the world’s biggest musical acts and of chaos, mania, incoherent rambling, dark introspection, drunkenness, delirium, artistic differences and psychodrama. All this and more emerged as the musically famous landed on the rage couch to host the show.
Narelle Gee and the rage couch have seen it all: the dark and light sides of Nick Cave, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, Kylie Minogue, Beth Ditto from Gossip, Lily Allen, The Prodigy, The Dandy Warhols, Green Day, Jack Black, The Kings Of Leon, The Strokes, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, The Black Eyed Peas, Beck, New Order, Coldplay, Silverchair, Powderfinger, The Living End, KISS and many more. The couch has been marked by cheap wine, champagne, cocktails, beer, coffee, pizza, hamburger, cigarette ash and all kinds of other substances. Once, it was touched by fire. (Some electronic artists have a taste for arson.)
Real Wild Child tells how a music video obsessive landed the job of her dreams on rage – and all the wild, insane, hilarious, fascinating and outrageous things that happened afterwards.
The screams r-r-r-r-rage! r-r-r-r-rage! and the Real Wild Child title track have been heard on ABC TV since rage launched in 1987. Real Wild Child – the rage book from ABC Books – launches in October 2010.