British rocker Tim Burgess is unapologetic about his graphic descriptions of drug-taking in his new memoirs, insisting he wanted his book to be a literary version of Pulp Fiction.
The Charlatans star has stunned fans following the release his autobiography, Telling Stories, with tales of the bizarre lengths he went to to get a fix - including a tale of how members of the band would have cocaine blown into their butt so the narcotic went straight into the bloodstream.
And Burgess reveals he decided to lay his whole past bare for readers after growing tired of celebrities begging for forgiveness for their former wild ways.
He tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "A friend told me I had to be honest in writing the book, which is why one of the first stories is called My Drug Heaven instead of My Drug Hell. A lot of the time, people are apologetic for enjoying themselves so I wanted to be really graphic and descriptive about that phase.
"It's proof of honesty. If the book were a film, I wanted the crazy stuff to be as graphic as Pulp Fiction and the sweet bits to be reminiscent of Stand By Me."