A heady mixture of fiction, diary and confession, the riotous story of the life and times of Seth Brakes demands to be heard.
In the event of his death, Seth made one simple wish – for James singer Tim Booth to take his tales of a life lived untamed to the world stage. But to Tim’s knowledge they had only met a couple of times: once at a party and once at one of Brian Eno’s famous acapella nights. All he knew was that a psychic had guided Seth to choose Tim for this unusual task . . . but why him? Why now?
What follows is a wild ride of pure debauchery, as Seth hands you an access-all-areas pass to what life was really like in The Lucky Fuckers – from heated studio sessions to heady benders, tumultuous affairs to touring the world.
Unfiltered, unashamed and completely absorbing, When I Died For the First Time is a raw account of a musician that tested his uppermost limits, hitting legendary highs and crashing to catastrophic lows. So where did it all go wrong? And just how does anyone die twice? Pieced together with Tim’s careful curiosity you’ll uncover the hazy truth about Seth Brakes: a story that stays with you long after you’ve turned the last page.