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

number6horse

okyoutwopixiesoutyougo
That would be a great question to ask him. Also, "Bukowski was right... in general or something in particular ?"
 
The Alt-Country Band LUCERO has a song named CASS off the album Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers based onthe short story The Most Beautiful Girl in Town. Also, the band Two Cow Garage has a song called Skinny Legged Girl that references Bukowski. This is easier go here I've tagged all teh artist I've encountered that have made some reference to him: http://www.last.fm/user/Angeleyes_619/library/tags?tag=bukowski&view=cloud.

And I found the Band HWM because of the book. I was surprised how much I liked the band. They have bben my favorite band since. I have even met Chuck Ragan, (lead vocals,guitar) who is a pretty cool dude. I loved the book and band so much I tattooed the bands logo on me for both <3 He liked the tattoo.
 

mjp

Founding member
I wonder if they'll play before or after Cancer Bats and Dying Fetus? The order of the bands makes all the difference when you have 147 hell bands to see.
 
Went to the Cancer Bats site cause I liked the name..When will this genre die-this screaming wailing sop of sound labelled as whatever they want to call punk now. It sucks not even people with the last name as the people in the band listen to this tripe given a choice.
 
And on the other side........ Read this. Where do they get the nerve???
Dying Fetus toured extensively for Stop at Nothing, and got airplay for the music video for "One Shot, One Kill" on Headbanger's Ball. Another tool that led to exposure of the band was more mainstream metal attention of Relapse Records (with acts such as Mastodon gaining popularity), as well as a full North American tour with GWAR in 2005. However, the Stop at Nothing lineup dissolved slightly in the years that followed as drummer Erik Sayenga parted yet again, and singer Vince Matthews went on to form Criminal Element. However, Dying Fetus came back yet again, bassist Beasely took over on vocals, and drummer Duane Timlin (ex-Divine Empire/Broken Hope) joined the ranks in 2006.
That lineup then recorded War of Attrition, which was released in March 2007. Themes include attacking reality TV, the war on terrorism, racial ignorance, and the flaws in the criminal justice system. Songs include "Homicidal Retribution," "Raping the System" and "Parasites of Catastrophe." Dying Fetus' second music video was made for "Homicidal Retribution."

They are journalists!!!!
 
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Digney in Burnaby

donkeys live a long time
Cancer Bats
I remember "Cancer Bat" was the name other ball players gave pitcher Jim Bouton, mostly because he couldn't hit. At least that's what I remember reading in the 1970 book Ball Four.

I was looking for a band named Bukowski that played the local hotel, The Admiral (hangout for Malcolm Lowry at one time), but came across this grill in the UK. http://www.bukowski-grill.co.uk/

Reminded me that Vancouver has had a bistro named Bukowski's for years. http://www.123vancouver.com/restaurants/bukowskis-bar-bistro.htm

Restaurants that drop Bukowski's name? A cold hamburger?
 
There's also a Café Bukowski in Berlin (near Prenzlauer Berg).
 
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This is totally off topic of music but I saw on the ninth episode of Californication that Karen, David Duchovney's love interest, was reading Buk's book Sifting Through the Madness. I heard that Hank Moody's character was pretty much based on Chinaski.
 
Here's a question and a tough one at that.
We all know, that Bono of U2 is a Bukowski-fan. He had invited Hank and Linda to a concert (which they attended) during their 'Achtung Baby'-Tour. On the following album he dedicated a song to Bukowski ('Dirty Day'). And there's another thing from the same time-period, that I've always wondered about:

On their 'Achtung Baby'&'Zooropa'-Tours, they had a sort of TV-channel with them, which they called ZOO-TV.

In 'Burning in Water' there are two poems, directly following each other, titled 'zoo' + 'tv'.

Pure coincidence? It's possible, but I'd find that a bit much of a 'chance'.
So: Does anyone of you know or has heared about that subject matter? Has Bono talked in an interview about the origin of the name 'Zoo-TV'? Anything?
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Hope this helps.

The tour's concept was inspired by disparate television programming, the desensitising effect of mass media, and "morning zoo" radio shows.
 
there's a song by Bon Jovi titled 'It's just me' that has the line:

"...
That faded rose that's all dried out
Those Bukowski poems we couldn't live without
..."
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
I have watched most of Anthony Bourdain's shows Parts Unknown. He is a chef and a wonderful writer.He travels the world, is totally cool, irreverent and eats in all kinds of places where the food is exceptional.That could be in a dark little corner in India or in a fabulous restaurant where they discuss Paul Bocuse's french delicacies. He also seems to consume a lot of alcohol.
Anyway, one of the episodes was titled Anthony Bourdain visits the Mississippi Delta where he visited Faulkner's house, which is a museum and ended up in a bar getting slushed with a bunch of writers. He dropped the name of Bukowski as a great poet who could tolerate life with a drink.
 
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