Those of you who enjoy a feel-good read and a hearty chuckle
will be pleased to hear that Steven Patrick “Barrel of Laughs” Morrissey is in the
process of finishing up his memoir.
So, while we sit and genuinely hope for a chapter about the punctured bicycle
on a hillside, desolate, that inspired “This Charming Man,” we wanted to take a
look back at some of the most shocking music memoirs in recent memory. You
might want to consider reading these five if you haven't yet … as long as you have a strong stomach.
1. Mackenzie Phillips,
of the Mamas and the Papas might want to look away now and the rest of you should
probably pay special attention to your gag reflex, because this book, written
by Papa John's daughter, Mackenzie, reveals that — wait for it — her crazy
hippie of a father took it upon himself to have sex with her one night while she
was wasted and passed out.
father was not a man with boundaries,” Phillips attempts to reason. “He was
full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout
to find myself having sex with my own father.” We'd call that date rape, except dads and
daughters don't go on dates. We'll be shuddering for the next year.