King Ink

London: Black Spring Press, 1988. First UK Edition (no US equivalent).

Author, songwriter, screenwriter, and actor Cave's first book, which collects early lyrics from his recordings with The Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds (up to and including the Bad Seeds' record, "Your Funeral, My Trial"), short stories and short plays. Cave's dark vision, coupled with his strong connections to primitive folk and blues music, and murder ballads in particular, has yielded an artist whose music joins a tradition forged by Tom Waits and Johnny Cash.

Front board slightly warped, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.

[Book #148638]