I’ve been on a Harry Crews jag lately. I’m deep into heavy anticipation. A friend of mine is sending me a 1972 Morrow edition of Car by HC. I've been wanting to read it fot quite some times. Though it gets mixed responses, it's from 1972, sixteen years prior to The Knockout Artist, & I like my Crews raw. Plus its about a guy who wants to eat a car, so...
So I’ve been re-reading some past hits. I started with Celebration, my least favorite FAVORITE.
Then I hit up All We Need of Hell.
Now I’m reading Scar Lover. Nearly tied with my favorite Harry Crews. Deeply Southern gothic.
Next I’ll be hitting my fave The Knockout Artist.
Harry Eugene Crews should be around still. With the bacon craze in full swing, Crazy Crews from Bacon County, Georgia (March 28, 2012 R.I.P.) he be more crisp than ever.
& so to be in sync with the read-a-mania, I thought it apropos to be listening to Lydia Lunch, Kim Gordon, & Sadie Mae as Harry Crews, the band.
A short lived project created by these female post punk heavy weights. Harry, the writer, was their muse. They made much of his themes, words, & ideas. Their music has been most appropriate in capturing the mood of Crews’ writing in their bombastic sound. Harry Crews toured Europe from September 1 - 24, 1988. The album was recorded live at the Mean Fiddler, London & in Vienna, Austria by Vienna Radio."
Harry Crews - Naked in Garden Hills, Big Cat ABB 21, 1990.
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Side A –
About the Author
Man Hates a Man
(She's in a) Bad Mood
Side B –
The Way Out
Bring Me Down