Sing Backwards and Weep

Mark Lanegan

£9.99

When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just ‘an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock ‘n’ roll.’ Little did he know that within less than a decade, he would rise to fame as the front man of the Screaming Trees, then fall from grace as a low-level crack dealer and a homeless heroin addict, all the while watching some of his closest friends rocket to the forefront of popular music. In ‘Sing Backwards and Weep’, Lanegan takes readers back to the sinister, needle-ridden streets of Seattle, to an alternative music scene that was simultaneously bursting with creativity and dripping with drugs.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

“Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What’s not to love?” NICK CAVE

“A stoned cold classic” IAN RANKIN

‘Mark Lanegan writes like he sings, from the pained heart of a damaged soul with brutal honesty’ BOBBY GILLESPIE

“Powerfully written and brutally, frighteningly honest” LUCINDA WILLIAMS

A ROUGH TRADE AND MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the back of the van to the front of the bar, from the hotel room to the emergency room, Mark Lanegan takes us back to the sinister, needle-ridden streets of Seattle, to an alternative music scene that was simultaneously bursting with creativity and saturated with drugs. He tracks the tumultuous rise and fall of Screaming Trees, from a brawling, acid-rock bar band to world-famous festival favourites with an enduring legacy, and tells of his own personal struggles with addiction, culminating in homelessness, petty crime, and the tragic deaths of his closest friends.

Gritty, gripping and unflinchingly raw, SING BACKWARDS AND WEEP is about a man who learned how to drag himself from the wreckage, dust off the ashes, and keep living and creating.

‘The most brutally honest rock memoir imaginable’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.8 × 3 cm
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