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Mick Farren has spent more than four decades in the thick of the culture wars as a commentator, activist, essayist, poet and performer. Being a founding figure in the 1960s underground press, who was forced to defend his work at the Old Bailey, he careered on through the London birth pangs of punk, the intoxicated madness of Lower Manhattan under Ronald Reagan, plus earthqMick Farren has spent more than four decades in the thick of the culture wars as a commentator, activist, essayist, poet and performer. Being a founding figure in the 1960s underground press, who was forced to defend his work at the Old Bailey, he careered on through the London birth pangs of punk, the intoxicated madness of Lower Manhattan under Ronald Reagan, plus earthquakes and urban insurrection in Los Angeles. Here he shares some of his greatest stories with some of rock's most iconic people....

Title : Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing
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ISBN : 9781900486927
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 419 Pages
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Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing Reviews

  • JW
    2018-11-24 13:06

    A mixed bag. His fiction shines, while his poetry and song lyrics are unexpected delights. Especially his lyrics: they work very well on the printed page. On the other hand, the quality of his journalism varies. The pop culture articles are great. His reminiscence of buying his first black leather jacket really stands out. The articles on music are good, but there aren't enough of them. And then we have the political rants. I guess they can't help being dated, but they completely lack Farren's usual wit.The Kindle version I read had some formatting problems. The author's intro notes would pop up within or after the pieces they were referencing.

  • Chad Eagleton
    2018-11-30 10:24

    A must-have for both longtime fans and newcomers curious about this lost talent. Arranged around several reoccuring themes, Mick Farrens's last collection includes a sampling of everything from his long career: bits of memoir, reminiscences, rock journalism, cultural criticism, political writings, interviews with everyone from Johnny Cash to Gore Vidal, song lyrics, unpublished fragments, blog posts, a sampling of his nonfiction books, and a few excerpts from his novels.The collection is just a tad heavy on the rock journalism for my tastes. Also, Mick included these fascinating side notes that give you a little bit of insight into several of the pieces; however, when one of the exerpts doesn't have a note, this makes the typographic alignment a little off putting. Other than those minor gripes, I haven't bought and read a book I've been this happy with in a very long time.