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Digging the Vein

Tony O’Neill Digging the Vein

Say hello to Tony O’Neill. A British kid obsessed with rock and roll that leads to an introduction to the low life of hard drugs in Los Angeles. You see, this journey starts where most common junkies do, innocent to start with and then tumbling into insanity.

Tony’s true story drags you through every thorn filled bush until you scorn the very last lines that are pushed into a spoon and sucked into a needle for good use. Every twist and turn of the tourniquet is brought to you in detailed scenarios, the kind of situations that you read about and are on the edge of your seat to find out what happened next as Tony’s life is nothing short of a hazy and desperate riot on the edge of a hell pit.

His travels took him as a musician into the gutters of LA rock and roll, spilling from house to house, drenched in the sweat of a comedown and the latest fix. Overdoses, cops, guns, theft, violence and drugs is the norm and O’Neill floats through the mess whilst playing alongside bands such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Marc Almond and Kenickie. If you are sat reading this right now feeling like you need something to get you going or If you just like fast reads with a thrill, then Digging The Vein should fix you up to feed your habit – we promise you will not want to put it down!

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