King Ink

King Ink Author and singer songwriter Cave s first book which collects early lyrics from his recordings with The Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds up to and including the Bad Seeds record Your Funeral My Tri

  • Title: King Ink
  • Author: Nick Cave
  • ISBN: 9781880985083
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author and singer songwriter Cave s first book, which collects early lyrics from his recordings with The Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds up to and including the Bad Seeds record, Your Funeral, My Trial , short stories and short plays Cave s dark vision, coupled with his strong connections to primitive folk and blues music, and murder ballads in particular, has yieldeAuthor and singer songwriter Cave s first book, which collects early lyrics from his recordings with The Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds up to and including the Bad Seeds record, Your Funeral, My Trial , short stories and short plays Cave s dark vision, coupled with his strong connections to primitive folk and blues music, and murder ballads in particular, has yielded an artist whose music rivals the intensity and integrity of Tom Waits and Johnny Cash.

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    • Anthony Vacca says:

      King Ink is a piece of Nick Cave miscellanea recommended for only the most pathological of fans—meaning me. This book is primarily composed of lyrics, collecting the material from his formative years as the snotty, rabid pack leader of The Birthday Party, up through the first three albums he released under his own name and with the accompaniment of the indispensible backing band, the Bad Seeds. As much as I enjoy these early outings from Cave—as erratic and messy as they can be—the lyrics [...]

    • Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

      Review to come one dayMeanwhile a record review I published on May 9, 1983 (in the University of Queensland student magazine "Semper") and reviews of "Prayers on Fire" and a live Birthday Party performance from some time in 1982 (published in 1982 in my fanzine, "X-CHANGE"):The Boys Next Door (The Birthday Party) - "Hee Haw" CBS (1979/1983)In 1979 The Boys Next Door decided that their new music was so different from their old, that they should change their name to the Birthday Party.Although "He [...]

    • Voja says:

      koliko god voleo kejva, muzičkog megacara, ovoj zbirci ne mogu da dam veću ocenu. zbirka sadrzi tekstove s pocetka karijerekoji bas i nisu dovoljno dobri da bi se citali van muzike.

    • Kasandra says:

      On the one hand, Cave's got talent in the blues form, and some of his lyrics are wonderful. On the other hand, his themes tire easily and get awfully repetitive, and his misogynistic view of women makes me sick like no one since Bukowski (and at least Bukowski is funny at times). I also tire easily of his obsession with violence. So if you're a fan, you'll like this. If you're not, you'll likely find it very hard to get through. It was ok. I would have given it only one star but the lyrics are b [...]

    • Chris Herdt says:

      I love Nick Cave, but this book is basically garbage. It's nice to have the lyrics to the songs (although you can look those up easily enough on the net), but the one act plays are truly atrocious. "Greasy-Hot-Rod-Cream" is good for a laugh, at least.The single best thing in this book, in my opinion, is "Thistles in the Soul." "Thistles" describes Nick Cave's first introduction to Einsturzende Neubaten. He is clearly enraptured by their performance, which he sees in a Dutch hotel on a lobby TV, [...]

    • RandomAnthony says:

      Musicians as writersc'mon, now, who are you kidding? Nick Cave is the exception who proves the rule. This book, along with his novel and screenplay work are the real deal. This book of lyrics is full-on strong on its own, too. Mr. Cave deserves literary respect. No joke.

    • Libby says:

      The ravings of a lunatic genius. Nobody does dark, bloody lust like Nick Cave. A lovely whores breakfast of Cave miscellany.

    • Jenny says:

      Nick Cave is freaking amazing he is just brill.

    • Eleanore says:

      "Lord, I've discovered the recipe of Heaven/ You get solitude and mix with sanctuary and silence/ Then bake it!Listen, I plead guilty to misanthropy/ So hang me! And appreciate it!" This is going to obviously be a love it or hate it book for just about anyone, whether fans of Cave or no. I'm a big fan, and though not every entry is a gem, of course, the ones that are still drip right off the page in the same dark, slick, unique way that listening to his music tends to feel. I'd give it 3.5 stars [...]

    • Luke says:

      Inventive and weird.

    • Lisa says:

      King Ink by Nick Cave (1990)

    • Candi says:

      Now I know what he's saying

    • Jesper Sorensen says:

      he is such a great storywriter

    • Opskar01 says:

      read it long ago

    • Daniel Campbell says:

      Great poetry.a piece of it included to the soundtrack of The Proposition which Nick Cave did.

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