- By DavidThomas

The Book of Hieroglyphs

  • Title: The Book of Hieroglyphs
  • Author: DavidThomas
  • ISBN: 9781471661648
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Book of Hieroglyphs The Book of Hieroglyphs is rock and roll It does not present stories of drug fueled debauchery It is without amusing anecdotes of life on the road There are no details of the deeply engrossing lives o

    The Book of Hieroglyphs is rock and roll It does not present stories of drug fueled debauchery It is without amusing anecdotes of life on the road There are no details of the deeply engrossing lives of rock musicians.It is the essence.David Thomas writes according to the unique narrative architecture which has evolved over the century since Edison invented the phonograpThe Book of Hieroglyphs is rock and roll It does not present stories of drug fueled debauchery It is without amusing anecdotes of life on the road There are no details of the deeply engrossing lives of rock musicians.It is the essence.David Thomas writes according to the unique narrative architecture which has evolved over the century since Edison invented the phonograph microphone, and over the decades since Ike Turner recorded Rocket 88 in 1951.This is a poetry book that doesn t look like a poetry book It s a novel that doesn t look like a novel It s a story that doesn t look like a story It s a film that doesn t look like a film It s a song that doesn t sound out loud.Rock and roll makes you pay attention It reveals ghosts It reveals ghost towns.

    1 thought on “The Book of Hieroglyphs

    1. This is one of those strange tomes that belies any easy form of categorization. I have long been an admitted fan of the various aural incarnations of David Thomas’ work, from the avant garage surrealism of Pere Ubu to his outings with The Two Pale Boys. Thomas’ lyrics concocted landscapes and narratives from an alternate, bizarro rock world. And here many of those words are set in ink on paper like some gnostic papyrus.But what, exactly, is The Book of Hieroglyphs (BOH)? It would be far, far [...]

    2. Not just a collection of Thomas' Pere Ubu lyrics, but more. The essays on his creative process, magnetic recording (mics, etc.) and more bookending the lyrics are themselves worth the money. Also fascinating (and explained herein) is the lyrics categorization: not my album but pinned to the map of an imagined AmericaBN: 9781471728204

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