Art should be its own hammer.
sorry, I forgot to mention that the above song is based on Buk's poem "a smile to remember" from the night torn mad with footsteps.
Well it's a close one, a real close one
And no-one gets hurt, but she's got twice the fun
But now they kiss in the rain
And did someone call out someone's name
From a white cadillac on a wide wind
To her white dress across the great divide
Into the warm moonlight
And she's been reading Bukowski for days
And she leans over, spits her name in my face
And says "Well now you know how it feels"
Well now you know how it feels
Wayne Kramer (he of MC5) on his 1995 solo LP "The Hard Stuff" has a track called "So Long Hank".
"It's March 10th 1994 and Charles Bukowski has died. Heartbreak. I'll miss that man of poems, short stories....etc" and continues in a spoken word style with some sharp guitar shapes thrown in.
Really heartfelt tribute. Not listed on the album sleeve though.
The German Trash Metal Band "Tankard" dedicated a song called "Barfly"to Bukowski.
Thanks for the censorship, dick.
I just got a call from ed, and was was wondering how it could be considered ignorant to point out that some limp rock band's lyrics are nothing at all like Bukowski's writing, and that you are an idiot if you believe they are.I would agree with harsh bordering on purist/ignorant.