Sing Backwards and Weep: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Sing Backwards and Weep: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 30/04/2020

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"Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What's not to love?" Nick Cave, author of The Sick Bag Song and The Death of Bunny Munro

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 Weep reveals the abrasive reality beneath one of the most romanticized decades in rock history-from a survivor who lived to tell the tale.

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." Within less than a decade, he would rise to fame as the front man of the Screaming Trees, 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 pinnacle of popular music.

In Sing Backwards and Weep, Lanegan takes readers back to the sinister, needle-ridden streets of Seattle, to an alternative music scene that was simultaneously bursting with creativity and saturated with drugs. He tracks the tumultuous rise and fall of the Screaming Trees, from a brawling, acid-rock bar band to world-famous festival favourites with an enduring legacy that still resonates. Lanegan's personal struggles with addiction, culminating in homelessness, petty crime, and the tragic deaths of his closest friends, is documented with a painful honesty and pathos.

Gritty, gripping, and unflinchingly raw, Sing Backwards and Weep is a book about more than just an extraordinary singer who watched his dreams catch fire and incinerate the ground beneath his feet. Instead, it's about a man who learned how to drag himself from the wreckage, dust off the ashes, and keep living and creating.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474618809
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm

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“Sing Backwards and Weep”

This is an outstanding work - unflinching, candid and compelling. Powerful stuff and a remarkable achievement.

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“Lanegans dark side as a sense of humour”

Wen you can say,I can’t wait to go to bed to start reading my book you no your on to a winner.from start to the finish of this brilliantly in-depth and at times harrowing very informative read that takes you on his... More

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“Unflinching and harrowing”

This is a must read for any fan of Mark Lanegan's music or anyone with a passion for grunge and the 90's Seattle music scene. No punches are pulled in this brutally honest recounting of a life that should... More

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