Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
King of Poets
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
A classic Bukowski home recording. You are invited to an intimate audience with the great man talking at his tape machine in New Orleans in 1970. 24 poems, read with the grit & drunken humor that fans have come to know ... more »
A classic Bukowski home recording. You are invited to an intimate audience with the great man talking at his tape machine in New Orleans in 1970. 24 poems, read with the grit & drunken humor that fans have come to know & love. Chinaski Records. 2003.
King Of Poets Indeed!
John J. Martinez | Chicago, Illinois United States | 02/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think that when Buk was still trying to get his life straight, and was offered $100 for life by John Martin to leave the post office and write poetry full time, I don't think he believed that when he made these small set of recordings in New Orleans over 20 years ago, someone would put them together and package them, and from Germany, no less! The boys from Chinaski Records made this one, and have made a subsequent CD called "70 Minutes in Hell," but I think you should stick with this one (I own both of them). The most memorable track on this CD is "The Night I Killed Tommy," and when you hear it, you'll never be the same. I say pick this one up, just to hear his insanity on the last track, "Bukowski Says Goodbye." There's something so wrong with him, and yet, it's so right. Oh, this CD shouldn't be compared to "Hostage." Buk was polished and almost comfortable in front of the crowd by the time "Hostage" was recorded. This early stuff only proves he was at his best every time he was in front of a mike, whether it was alone in 1970, in front of a drunken crowd of elitist yuppies in 1980, or in our speakers now in the 21st century."
Definitely worth having
Oz du Soleil | 09/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to give this 4 stars because "Hostage" is so much better. "King..." is a simple recording from 1970. There are poems and Buk speaking to whomever might be listening. Those are some great moments. He steps out from behind the poems and gives us even more about who he is as a man--as if he doesn't give us enough in his writing.This is surely a good CD to have. But if you have a choice between this one and "Hostage" pick "Hostage.""
A One Sided Conversation with Buk
Richard Russell | Sacramento, CA United States | 03/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A home recording, KING OF POETS makes you feel Hank is sitting across from you on a beat up couch, beer in one hand, poems in the other. The conversational tone, the slurring of the words, the comments and background noise give this disc an intensely personal feel. A must for Bukowski fans. This is how it's supposed to be."