Nick Cave is one of the most gifted and most widely discussed figures in contemporary popular music. Founder of the legendary group The Birthday Party, his first solo album was hailed in the New Music Express as “one of the greatest rock albums ever made.” He has since gone on to release a steady stream of discs and singles with his present band The Bad Seeds, all of which received international acclaim. He continues to make records and much of his time is also taken up with writing and acting. His film appearances include Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, and the controversial prison film Ghost of the Civil Dead.
Nick Cave - Válogatott versek
Hogy a kultikus ausztrál rockénekesnek, Nick Cave-nek vannak irodalmi ambíciói és kellő tehetsége is e téren, azt És meglátá a szamár az Úrnak angyalát című - magyarul is olvasható - regényének megjelenése óta már nemigen szokás vitatni. Most dalszövegeiből is kapunk egy csokornyit versformájú magyar fordításban az angol eredetik mellett.
John Balance - The Golden Age of Bloodsports
For the first time ever the large majority of the writings, lyrics and performed songs of Jhonn Balance are collected in one book. Famous for leading the British band Coil into uncharted musical, magickal and psychickal territories from 1983 until his tragic death in 2004, Balance was a cultural pioneer who blended the occult with heartfelt emotional out-pouring, experimental sound with medieval sensibility and the electronic avant-garde. An artist, lyricist, essayist, visionary, performance artist and inspiration to a great many leftfield artists before his death and possibly the most mysterious, traumatic and obsessive character in recent popular culture history after his passing, this book identifies key lyrical themes embedded within his highly personal vision. From an abusive childhood nurturing occult promises of escape, to long chemical journeys into the wooded wilderness of moonscapes, vegetation and displeased rabbits, Balance's world is undeniably unique. A potent tableau of wordplay, rhythm, repetition, nature, astronomy, magick, sex, high emotion and psychedelic surrealism are all part of his writing, perfectly mirroring the ways that Coil uniquely assembled their recorded sounds, though there are other strong qualities uncovered here in this book. A doomed romanticist, a gentle lost soul making the most violent lyrics a very obvious fabricated front for the hurt and disappointment the characters that populate his creative world felt, these are Jhonn's words and visions. Remember to say "thank you" for all the things he never had.
Nick Cave - The Complete Lyrics: 1978-2013
The complete collection of Nick Cave lyrics spanning his entire career, from 1978 until 2013, revised and updated by the cult rock star 'He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist - beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute' - from Nick Cave's induction into the Australian Hall of Fame This complete collection of Nick Cave's lyrics spans his entire career, from his writing for The Birthday Party through the highly acclaimed Murder Ballads and The Boatman's Call to recent work with Grinderman and his 2013 album, Push the Sky Away. Brought together in one volume, these lyrics make up one of the most outstanding achievements of contemporary music. Switching between the cynical and the sanguine, the defeated and the defiant, Nick Cave deals in love, war, beauty, children, romance, rejection, Pethedine, poetry, pants, money, flowers and so much more ...From the bestselling author of And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munroe this definitive collection will be adored by Nick Cave fans everywhere. 'His lyrics deal with passion on the edge, and are peopled with mad bayou preachers, black-hearted lovers and killers. His language is rich, poetic, apocalyptic' Guardian 'Richly poetic creations which live a second life on the page ...Essential reading' Vox Nick Cave was born in Australia in 1957. He moved to London with his band The Birthday Party in 1990 and four years later he formed The Bad Seeds, with whom he has made 15 studio albums. In recent years he has made two albums with his other band, Grinderman. In 1999 he curated and directed the Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre. He has also written the soundtrack for a number of successful films including The Assassination of Jesse James, Lawless and The Proposition. His novel And the Ass Saw the Angel was an international bestseller, Time Out's Book of the Year, and was reissued in the Penguin Essential series. His second novel The Death of Bunny Monroe was published in 2009. He lives in Brighton with his wife and two children.
Nick Cave - Stranger Than Kindness
Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. This highly collectable book invites the reader into the innermost core of the creative process and paves the way for an entirely new and intimate meeting with the artist, presenting Cave’s life, work and inspiration and exploring his many real and imagined universes. It features full colour reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs and collected personal artefacts along with commentary and meditations from Nick Cave, Janine Barrand and Darcey Steinke. Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit. The book has been developed and curated by Nick Cave in collaboration with Christina Back. The images were selected from ‘Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition’, opening at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen in March 2020.
Ismeretlen szerző - Indián varázsló
A Jim Morrison rockénekes, rockzenész és kultuszsztár emlékére, mintegy az ő nevében és alkotásmódját parafrazeálva készült Szöllősi Péter-kötetben az igazi végállomásról, a halálról szóló, kétnyelvű, legtöbbször igen rövid verseket találunk.
Nick Cave - The Complete Lyrics: 1978-2006
Spanning Nick Cave's entire career, from his writing for The Birthday Party, through highly acclaimed albums like _Murder Ballads_, _Henry's Dream_ and _Abattoir Blues_, up to his latest release, _The Proposition_, _The Complete Lyrics 1978-2007_ is a must for all fans of the dark, the beautiful and the defiant - for all fans of the songs of Nick Cave.
Serj Tankian - Cool Gardens
Serj Tankian, a System Of A Down énekesének versei. "In this previously self-published book of poems, the lead singer of the Grammy-nominated metal band, System of a Down, gives readers a glimpse into his life and thoughts over the past eight years. Includes original artwork by Sako Shahinian, a young Los Angeles-based artist. Full color."
Jim Morrison - Wilderness
Jim Morrison was the prolific song-writer and singer with "The Doors" during the 1960s. He died in Paris in 1971 aged 27, another victim of an excessive rock and roll lifestyle. This is a selection of his writings, collated from 1600 pages of notes and diary entries.
Henry Rollins - Black Coffee Blues
"If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light, If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you." Henry Rollins, renowned spoken-word performer, musician, actor and author of several books, has a unique, hard-edged view of the world. This collection of writings from 1989 - 1991 is the classic Rollins book. From dramatic fiction shorts detailing stark, disturbing realities to gut-wrenching tour journals destroying all misconceptions of the glamour of fame and the music industry; from the challenging poetry to revealing dream sequences, Rollins' writing is unflinching in its honesty, uncompromising in its truth and irresistibly addictive.
Bob Dylan - Mit fúj a szél?
Ez a válogatás Bob Dylan szövegeit gyűjti kötetbe. Szövegeit? Verseit? Ki minek olvassa őket. Volt idő, amikor azt mondták Dylanről: ő "a rock Rimbaud-ja". Ez ugyan sosem volt igaz (már csak Dylan százszázalékos amerikaisága miatt sem), de az tény, hogy a Dylan-szövegek versként is hatottak, és hatnak. Az egykori csodagyerek dal-és egyéb szövegei nemcsak szövegen innen és túl, hanem költézetként is magatartásmintát, sőt programot adtak egy egész nemzedék tízmilliós tömegeinek. Az a nemzedék idővel felnőtt, lassan meg is öregszik, Bob Dylannel együtt. A rockköltészet műfajjá lett, nem furcsaság ma már. De nem is olyan fontos, mint egykor, jó húsz éve, a nagy Dylan-dalok idején volt. Bob Dylan fénykorában, amikor még a szél is Dylan-dalokat fújt. (1989)
Tupac Shakur - The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist's enigmatic world and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy -- and his ultimate message of hope.
Ismeretlen szerző - Welcome to Bordertown
Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell-powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today's urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all-new work (including a 15-page graphic story), the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.
Jim Morrison - The American Night
Exploring the genius of the prolific songwriter and lead singer of the sixties band the Doors, The American Night is the second volume of Jim Morrison's poetry and writings. Here, culled form the journals, notebooks and typescripts left in the care of his wife Pamela at the time of his death in Paris in 1971, are writings that reflect the kaleidoscopic hopes and dreams, excitement and fears that captured the spirit of a generation. But in his poetry Morrison also unleashed the outrage he felt at the moral chaos around him, and the result, a bold, defiant and passionate torrent of words, confirms his overwhelming stature as an artist not only of the sixties but of all ages. 'A hellfire preacher, part-terrified, part-enraged and mainly fascinated by the drawbacks that being merely human entails... refreshing' - Robert Sandall in the Sunday Times
Bob Dylan - Tarantula
Bob Dylan´s only fictional book, Tarantula was written in 1966 during the creative peak that produced Blonde on Blonde. Reminiscent of Dylan´s best songs, it is essential reading for anyone interested in his creative processes. Initial publication was repeatedly delayed, and Tarantula circulated for years only as a ´bookleg´ photocopied from reviewers´advance proofs. Fittingly, perhaps, because this is a book that captures the tone and spirit of the turbulent times in which it was written. The alternating poems and prose in Tarantula also echo the artistic concerns we find in Dylan´s contemporary songs: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the legitimacy of the street - with all its colourful life - as a subject.
Jim Morrison - The Lords and the New Creatures
The early work of poet, singer, legend - Jim Morrison. Intense, erotic, and enigmatic, Jim Morrison's persona is as riveting now as the lead singer/composer "Lizard King" was during The Doors' peak in the late sixties. His fast life and mysterious death remain controversial more than twenty years later. "The Lords and the New Creatures," Morrison's first published volume of poetry, is an uninhibited exploration of society's dark side - drugs, sex, fame, and death - captured in sensual, seething images. Here Morrison gives a revealing glimpse at an era and at the man whose songs and savage performances have left their indelible impression on our culture.Jim Morrison was the lead singer, composer, and lyricist for The Doors until his death in 1971. Several books of his poems were published posthumously.
Jim Morrison - La nuit américaine
Dans cette édition bilingue des poemes d'un des plus grands chanteurs de rock de ce siecle, on avance comme sur un terrain mouvant. L'univers du chanteur des Doors se défait au fur et á mesure de la lecture. Ses themes circulent entre les quatre éléments. Bien sur, il y a un peu de violence, mais c'est l'onirisme qui domine tout. Traduit de l'américain par Patricia Devaux