Bands that drop Bukowski's name or reference his work...

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 think it's a fair question that ed asks, but I wonder if you're too wound up and angsty to answer it. I worry about you.

Ignorant to deny, edit/delete how a specific band dropped Bukowski's name or reference his stuff because they have a vendetta against 311 or to what you call "kiddie rock". If they didn't "reference his stuff" then I must obviously be as wrong as you claim me to be... Messengers don't like being shot...

Sorry for being an idiot, angsty and worrisome for you. I'll try harder next time, mommy dearest.

(Since you are four posts into this world, you may want to surf a bit, as the waves are pretty cool.)

Internet insights can be greater than or equal to post counts.

I've always liked this forum and hope you'll all still have me.
 

mjp

Founding member
If they didn't "reference his stuff" then I must obviously be as wrong as you claim me to be...
I see. If they were referencing a Bukowski poem in those lyrics, I (um, I mean ed) misinterpreted your post. Mea culpa.
 
sorry Ambreen im confused. there is a Nick cave n the bs song with a buk ref. i cant think of the name but the line is ''bukowski was a jerk..'' weird story; i had received a gift card for borders and picked up ''dig lazarus dig'' and on my way out spotted the docu ""born into this'' which i had to pay for with real money. when i got home and heard the line, after drinkin some beer and smokin some pot i was pleasantly shocked. at the coincidence of course
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
Hey Mikeypants. I believe that Nick Cave song is "We Call Upon The Author." Its actually discussed at great length in another thread somewhere in this forum, I just can't remember where. I also cant tell if it's a Buk insult, or just a line in a song. I am a big fan of both Buk and Cave, so hopefully not meant as an insult, but whatever, I still like them both.
 
Yeah nervas, i think that's right. I doubt it was an insult. I like buk but he sure comes off like a jerk sometimes. He'd probably think it was a compliment.
 

Ambreen

Sordide Sentimental
is that the song on ''Dig Lazarus Dig!!!''? ...he brings me a book on holocaust poetry and tells me to get ready for the rain...thanks doug
If he's "another unknown frenchie", he couldn't be Nick Cave ! :D

Nervas is right, the song is We call upon the author.

It has been discussed here : https://bukowskiforum.com/showthread.php?t=5069&page=2

You can listen to it again here : ttp://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=212434537

I like buk but he sure comes off like a jerk sometimes. He'd probably think it was a compliment.
I believe he wouldn't even give a damm.
 
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EYEHATEGOD love a bit of buk, at the beginings he mentions him and the song is named after the poem
 

Ambreen

Sordide Sentimental
http://www.myspace.com/kidbombardos

I saw them yesterday as a supporting band. I thought it was an umpteenth Myspace band when they came on stage, was expecting to get bored as I often do when hearing a supporting band but these kids turned out to be a very good surprise, I even happened to find their set too short ! They seduced me with their music reminding me of the Strokes. While looking at their Myspace to know more about them, I had another surprise : a famous picture of Bukowski in their "Influences" section. Definitely good kids !!!
 
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Ambreen

Sordide Sentimental
Axl Bukowski.jpg
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
and I thought I knew soo much about gnr, don't ever remember that shot! nice one though, especially after reading Scarlett.
 

Ambreen

Sordide Sentimental
A long time ago, I saw a vid of the gig during which Axl Rose wore that tee-shirt on Youtube; he was performing Mr. Brownstone. I don't find it anymore now.
 

Petey

RIP
Thanks Ambreen for shareing the pic !

The german journalist Gundolf S. Freyermuth mentioned the shirt in his book "That's It." A Final Visit With Charles Bukowski.

I searched in the internet for many times but never found the pic, so thanks again.
 
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Ambreen

Sordide Sentimental
I've finally found it again, + another one:

Mr. Brownstone
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Pretty tied up
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nervas

more crickets than friends
This is new to me. My mom actually attended Fairfax High with 3 of the 4 original members of the RHCP. Their music also introduced me to Buk back in 91, but someone on wikipedia wrote about Anthony Keidis: "As his musical tastes expanded and his outlook on life changed, and he matured, he began writing songs about a wider spectrum of subjects, his main literary influence is Charles Bukowski who touches on many of the similar issues and like Bukowski, Kiedis focuses on life in the city of Los Angeles and the state of California.[6]" The reference points to Anthony's auto-biography Scar Tissue as the source. I think I've read it twice, but now will have to re-read it to see if he actually mentions Buk, but I really don't think he did. Anyway, just saying and in any event, Anthony Keidis rocks as do the Chili Peppers!
 

Ambreen

Sordide Sentimental
It's not a band but I wouldn't create a new thread for that.

I have just heard about an upcoming French horror movie entitled La meute (The pack) in which one character, a retired cop, is called Chinaski.
 
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