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Eric Erlandson of HOLE Performs and Reads from 'Letters to Kurt' at Moe's Books in Berkeley, 4/25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 2, 2012 02:59pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba is proud to team up with Berkeley's Moe's Books for a reading and acoustic performance withEric Erlandson Hole Letters to Kurt Cobain Eric Erlandson! Eric will be performing and reading from his book Letters To Kurt on Wednesday,  April 25th at 7:30pm. 

Erlandson is best known as co-founder, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the band Hole, which he formed with Courtney Love. Their albums Pretty on the Inside, Live Through This, and Celebrity Skin achieved international recognition and success. Live Through This was named one of the top 100 albums of all Eric Erlandson letters to kurttime by Time magazine. Since the breakup of the band in 2002, Erlandson has been involved in a number of musical and literary projects including Letters to Kurt, an anguished, angry, and tender meditation on the octane and ether of rock and roll and its many moons: sex, drugs, suicide, fame, and rage. It's part Dream Songs, part Bukowski, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, and the Clash. Rants, reflections, and gunshot fill these fifty-two prose poems. They are raw, funny, sad, and searching.

This is a beautiful book for anyone who loved Nirvana and Hole, and the time and place when their music changed everything. Ultimately, it's an elegy for Kurt and the "suicide idols" who tragically fail to find salvation in their amazing music. 

"Eric was the spirit-boy in the Nirvana/Hole dynamic. Quiet, bemused, intelligent, and curiously intuitive to the power of hugging the devil, to say we will all be okay. The early 1990s were an explosive and defining period of creativity and excitement for the underground punk/post-punk scene, particularly with the manifest poetry of Kurt, who we were so proud to have as a light in our shared time and space. Eric expresses how enchanting Kurt was, how the whole scene was, with his thoughtful, radical adult/prose love. Bring on the future, darling."
--Thurston Moore

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