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The word on the street : rock lyrics

Author: Paul Muldoon
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In his new book of rock lyrics, Paul Muldoon goes back to the essential meaning of the term 'lyric' -- a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. These words are written for music most assuredly, with half an ear to Yeats's ballad-singing porter drinkers and half to Cole Porter -- and indeed, many of them double as rock songs, performed by Wayside Shrines, the Princeton-based music collective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Texts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Muldoon
ISBN: 9780374261085 0374261083
OCLC Number: 795175005
Description: 76 pages ; 16 cm
Contents: Azerbaijan --
Badass blues --
Big twist --
Black box --
Cleaning up my act --
Comeback --
Days of yore --
Dream team --
Elephant anthem --
Feet of clay --
Go-to guy --
Good luck with that --
Head in --
I don't love you anymore --
It won't ring true --
It's never too late for rock n' roll --
Jersey fresh --
Jezebel was a Jersey belle --
Julius Caesar was a people person --
Over you --
Owls to Athens --
Put me down --
So long --
Taking stock --
Tin star --
The word in the street --
Wouldn't do --
You say you're just hanging out (but I know you're just hanging in) --
You'd better think twice --
The Youngers (Bob and John and Jim and Cole).
Responsibility: Paul Muldoon.

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A book of rock lyrics, in which the author goes back to the essential meaning of the term "lyric" - a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument.  Read more...

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This is still Paul Muldoon. While these lyrics follow a more rigid, verse/chorus/verse structure than many of his poems, there are lines that are heavy with allusions and obsessed with their own Read more...

 
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