Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no holds barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word.As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Man of the Year through two decades of rage and discipline, Henry Rollins has transformed himself from an L.A punk rocker into a universal soldier.His enemies slackers and hypocrites.His mission to steel your soul and rock your world.Rollins was frontman for the seminal punk band Black Flag, and since 1987 has led the Rollins Band, whose ninth album, Come In and Burn, was just released by DreamWorks.As a spoken word artist, he regularly performs at colleges and theaters worldwide and has released eight spoken word audiotapes.His album Get in the Van won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for 1995.As an actor, he has appeared in The Chase, Johnny Mnemonic, Heat, and David Lynch s forthcoming film, Lost Highway.From his days as front man for the band Black Flag and the current Rollins Band to his books and spoken word audiotapes, Henry Rollins is the music, the attitude, and the voice that takes no prisoners.In his twelve books, he has led us on a hallucinatory journey through the decades and his mind with poems, essays, short stories, diary entries, and rants that exist at the frayed edges where reality ends and imagination begins Publishers Weekly.For the first time, the best of his legendary, no holds barred writings are available.This collection includes new photos and works from such seminal Rollins books as High Adventure in the Great OutdoorsArt to Choke HeartsBang Black Coffee BluesGet in the VanDo I Come Here Often SolipsistPlus never before released stories and ...
|Title||:||The Portable Henry Rollins|
|Publisher||:||Villard 1 edition February 10, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||561 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Portable Henry Rollins Reviews
I have known and enjoyed Henry Rollins since I fourteen, listening to Black Flag and then the Rollins Band, enjoyed his short lived tv show, watched his spoken word events, live and on YouTube and sampled his literature on occasion. However, this is the first time that I have read his work in a methodical, consecutive manner. Drinking it in, I found myself inspired, annoyed, educated, disappointed, enthralled, bored and at times, scratching my head. The one constant is that he is unfailingly honest in his writing.
I have been following Henry's post-black flag career since I was in college. He has dealt with a lot of depression throughout his life, and uses his writing to let it out (sometimes with very graphic/violent descriptions). His writing style is informed by some great writers of the past and I'm convinced that being able to articulate your negative emotions (rage, anger, frustration and depression) is a great way of getting through them without saying hurtful things to the people around you.
This was so great that I got another one of his books as soon as I finished it!
makes me think, makes me mad, makes me laugh, Henry Rollins puts it out there and if you like it great, if you don't - piss off. He writes for himself and it shows in the writing. While I don't agree with everything he writes, I resonate with the spirit of what he writes.
Love this book. If you want to start reading Rollins but don't know which book to start with, start here. You can get a taste for each of his writing styles with this and pick where to go after.
I read this in only a few hours. Some parts are laugh out loud funny, some of it is deeply disturbing but none of it is sugar coated.
Henry Rollins is one of a kind. This is a collection of many of his works. I like that it is a the older stuff and a lot more serious and angry than his spoken word shows. If you like Henry Rollins this is a must have,
My first foray into the writings of Henry Rollins. I've always liked BLACK FLAG and Henry's spoken word shows. This was a thoroughly enjoyable compilation. I look forward to picking up more of his work.