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Charles R. Cross was editor of the Rocket, the Northwest's highly regarded music magazine and the first publication to do a cover story on Nirvana. He is the author of eight other books including the bestsellers Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix and Kicking Dreaming: A Story of mostrar más Heart, Soul, and Rock 'n' Roll. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone and Esquire, among many other publications. He lives in Seattle. mostrar menos
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Heavier than Heaven - a masterful biography of a doomed artist who kept himself buoyed by hard drugs to keep on making music that came from his heart. Until fame did him in. Something

neither the hardest drugs nor most abysmal depression managed to do...
 
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nitrolpost | 22 reseñas más. | Mar 19, 2024 |
Disclaimer: I am not a Jimi Hendrix fan. I know, and like, the same 4 songs that everyone knows, and I'd probably recognize him on a few others, but I don't own or go out of my way to listen to any of them. I was still watching Sesame Street and singing along with Mr. Rogers during the few short years that he rose to stardom, transformed rock music, then died choking on his own vomit in a near-stranger's bed.

I chose this biography because I was curious about the life and career of a talented and famously tragic artist, and because it was conveniently available on loan from the library. It's obviously well researched and well written. The author presents the facts and personal accounts of Hendrix's life without judgement or bias, other than to provide some analysis on the reliability of the sources. While respectful of the man's talent and accomplishments and sensitive to challenges he faced, Cross doesn't come across as a fanboy or try to gloss over the more unsavory aspects of the man's character and choices.

Lloyd James provides a solid performance on the narration.
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Doodlebug34 | 8 reseñas más. | Jan 1, 2024 |
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross

A heart-felt biography of a young musician whose life ended too soon. Told from interviews with family, friends and Kurt's wife (Courtney), I really got to know this troubled young man. Added bonus ,photos from his life. A must read for biography lovers.
 
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SheriAWilkinson | 22 reseñas más. | Aug 5, 2022 |
Deep dive into Cobain's dark, very strange psyche. He left a substantial record--not just the songs, but diaries, unsent letters and art.
 
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beaujoe | 22 reseñas más. | Feb 15, 2021 |

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