Sing Backwards And Weep: A Memoir

April 28, 2020|
Sing Backwards And Weep: A Memoir by Mark Lanegan
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*INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*Rolling Stone-KirkusBest Music Book of 2020“One of the most compelling and revealing rock memoirs ever.—Rolling Stone</I></STRONG><BR <STRONG>A gritty, gripping memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulsavers), chronicling his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the ''80s and ''90s"Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What''s not to love?"--Nick Cave, author ofThe Sick Bag SongandThe Death of Bunny Munro</I></STRONG><BR <BR <BR When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just "an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock ''n'' roll." Little did he know that within less than a decade he would rise to fame as the frontman of the Screaming Trees and then fall from grace as a low-level crack dealer and a homeless heroin addict, all the while watching some of his closest friends rocket to the forefront of popular music.Sing Backwards and Weep, </I>Lanegan takes readers back to the sinister, needle-ridden streets of Seattle, to an alternative music scene that was simultaneously bursting with creativity and dripping with drugs. He tracks the tumultuous rise and fall of the Screaming Trees, from a brawling, acid-rock bar band to world-famous festival favorites that scored a hit number five single on Billboard''s alternative charts and landed a notorious performance onLate Night with David Letterman, where Lanegan appeared sporting a fresh black eye from a brawl the night before. This book also dives into Lanegan''s personal struggles with addiction, culminating in homelessness, petty crime, and the tragic deaths of his closest friends. From the back of the van to the front of the bar, from the hotel room to the emergency room, onstage, backstage, and everywhere in between,Sing Backwards and Weepreveals the abrasive underlining beneath one of the most romanticized decades in rock history-from a survivor who lived to tell the tale.Sing Backwards and Weepis a book about more thanjust an extraordinary singer who watched hisdreams catch fire and incinerate the groundbeneath his feet. It''s about a man who learnedhow to drag himself from the wreckage, dust off<I></I>the ashes, and keep living and creating.<BR <BR
MARK LANEGANreleased his first solo album,The Winding Sheet, in 1990. His most recent album isStraight Songs ofSorrow.His singular body of work encompasses dozens of albums both solo and collaborative. He lives in Los Angeles.
Title:Sing Backwards And Weep: A Memoir
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.5 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.5 in
Published:April 28, 2020
Publisher:Hachette Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780306922800

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