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. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Presents lyrics, drawings, letters, and other writings from Kurt Cobain's journals, revealing his thoughts on Nirvana, fame, fans, and the state of rock music.
About the Author: Kurt Cobain was the singer and lead guitarist of Seattle-based rock group Nirvana. He committed suicide in 1994.
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Book Description Riverhead Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Edition: First Edition, Firs. Seller Inventory # BBI2583872
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001361737
Book Description Riverhead Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Very Good. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # R12I-00263
Book Description Riverhead Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Shelfwear. Previously water damaged, slight waving to the page edges. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008730324
Book Description Riverhead Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Small tear to the dust jacket. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008525115
Book Description Riverhead Books, 2002. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9781573222327
Book Description Condition: Good. Dust jacket included and in good condtion with minor to some wear. Corners may show some wear but no tears or rips. Seller Inventory # 4CJH37000AJS
Book Description Riverhead Hardcover, 2002. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2879156149
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. Item is in acceptable condition. Expect heavy wear on the cover and the inside of the book. The text is perfectly readable and usable. There is no condition below acceptable. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order. Seller Inventory # 1XMDVP000X9N
Book Description Riverhead Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_207903734