Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlichAlle Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen
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
Über diesen Titel:
Über den Autor: Kurt Cobain was the singer and lead guitarist of seattle-based rock group Nirvana. He committed suicide in 1994.
Verlag: Riverhead Hardcover
Zahlungsarten, die dieser Verkäufer akzeptiert
Lewiston, NY, USA
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 7. Mai 2014
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind
about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link
to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.