No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and the Church: A Biography

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Verse Chorus Press
Publish Date
Pages
322
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781891241222
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About the Author

Robert Dean Lurie is a writer and musician. He received a Master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina and currently lives in Phoenix. No Certainty Attached is his first book.

Reviews

Lurie's interviews capture quite a bit of Kilbey's daily life, past and present, and in so doing, open doors to readers who might otherwise not have an interest in a musician with whose music they may only feign familiarity. The nice assemblage of personal photographs printed throughout the text adds an authenticity and completeness to the book. -- Publishers Weekly "July 2009"
Publishers Weekly, July 2009
Although a self-professed die-hard fan, Lurie remains stridently impartial in this skillfully balanced assessment of his musical idol, Steve Kilbey, the esoterically minded front man for the Australian rock band the Church. Into his noisy myriad of interviews with Kilbey and his circle, Lurie mixes his own personal journey as a fan, musician and first-time author, offering something to both Church devotees and the uninitiated. The result is a quietly and thoughtfully structured narrative that entertains as well as informs. Lurie provides sound musical analysis of the Church's touchstone albums as well as key Kilbey solo projects. Yet Lurie can also be too much the music critic, as his musical observations occasionally drag the narrative into pedantry. Rather than focusing exclusively on those elements of the biography that are fantastic or controversial, Lurie's interviews capture quite a bit of Kilbey's daily life, past and present, and in so doing, open doors to readers who might otherwise not have an interest in a musician with whose music they may only feign familiarity. The nice assemblage of personal photographs printed throughout the text adds an authenticity and completeness to the book.