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Cobain, Kurt

Verlag: Riverhead Hardcover, 2002
ISBN 10: 1573222321 / ISBN 13: 9781573222327
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Titel: Journals

Verlag: Riverhead Hardcover

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: No editing, no footnotes: The Nirvana singer's JOURNALS is the year's most fascinating, heartbreaking rock book. 'I would only wear a tie died t-shirt if it were made from the Blood of Gerry [sic] Garcia and the urine of Phil Collins,' Kurt Cobain proclaims in one of his rants in JOURNALS , a fascinating, exhausting, illuminating, and ultimately heartbreaking tour of his private world. it's unlike any rock book ever. the text consists of facsimiles of pages from Cobain's private notebooks, with hardly any footnotes, dates or editorial comments. You just dive right into a pile of raw diary entries, political screeds, track listings for mix tapes, letters, doodles, lyric sheets, a cartoon of Iron Maiden's mascot, a 1988 resume, notes for his driving test, all written in his tiny scrawl. He describes the night he heard punk rock for the first time, at a Melvins gig in a parking lot, in words that could make you cry. He confesses, 'I would love to be those kids on the back of Kiss Alive, the ones holding the banner. Kiss. I don't even like Kiss.' And he gives the grisly details of his fatal descent into the drug he consistently misspells as 'heroine.' To make any sense of JOURNALS , you have to already know his story: the youthful indie days, his struggle with sudden fame, his marriage to Courtney Love, the drugs, the guns. But what comes across most vividly is the humane, tolerant rock & roll passion that made him an icon in the first place and that makes him still so badly missed today. When he casually scribbles lines such as 'I like the comfort in knowing that women are the only future in rock and roll' or 'god is a woman and she's Back in Black,' it's even more shocking to read now than it would have been in 1994. Try to imagine any famous person talking this way today--any rock star, actor, athlete, politician, anybody. Reading Cobain's JOURNALS , you don't just mourn him; you mourn the open musical and cultural possibilities of the era he embodied. 'Punk rock means freedom,' Kurt Cobain writes, and his journals are a sad reminder of what those freedoms were once, and how far away they seem. -- from ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE, November 28, 2002. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1573222321

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Inhaltsangabe: Kurt Cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, drawings, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and his thoughts about fame, the state of music, and the people who bought and sold him and his music. Over twenty of these notebooks survived his many moves and travels and have been locked in a safe since his death. His journals reveal an artist who loved records, who knew the history of rock, and who was determined to define his place in that history.

Über den Autor: Kurt Cobain was the singer and lead guitarist of seattle-based rock group Nirvana. He committed suicide in 1994.

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