A Mix of Bricks & Valentines: Lyrics 1979-2009 by G. W. SokA Mix of Bricks & Valentines: Lyrics 1979-2009 by G. W. Sok

A Mix of Bricks & Valentines: Lyrics 1979-2009

byG. W. SokForeword byJohn Robb

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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A showcase of the lyrics that G. W. Sok wrote during the three decades that he was with the band The Ex, this musical compendium features more than 250 pieces: a mixture of lyrics, poetry, and political ranting. The Ex is an internationally acclaimed Dutch group that blurred the lines between indie, punk, and underground music. Fans of this influential band will gain insight into the meaning behind their provocative songs and find inspiration in these outspoken and thought-provoking words. An introduction by Sok that describes the process of writing lyrics and his development as a writer is also included.

G. W. Sok is the cofounder of the music group The Ex and was their vocalist and lyricist from 1979 to 2009. Together the group played close to 1,400 concerts and released 25 albums. John Robb is a musician and the author of Death to Trad Rock, The Nineties, The North Will Rise Again, and Punk Rock: An Oral History.
Title:A Mix of Bricks & Valentines: Lyrics 1979-2009Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1604864990

ISBN - 13:9781604864991

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Editorial Reviews

"While the band was always experimenting with the music, G.W. Sok was doing the same with the lyrics of the songs, without losing the big picture. A must for The Ex fans and also a good inspiration not only for your average band singer." —Trust (Germany), (April 2012)