The Sick Bag Song

  • by Nick Cave
  • Narrated by Nick Cave
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Sick Bag Song chronicles Cave's journey with his band, the Bad Seeds, on a 22-day North American tour. Inspired by John Berryman's Dream Songs, it is an epic exploration of inspiration, creativity, loss, love and death.
The book blends poetry, lyrics, memories, musings, flights of fancy and journal entries. The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled onto airline sick bags acquired during the internal flights taken by Cave during the tour. To some degree a companion piece to his feature doc 20,000 Days on Earth, The Sick Bag Song further explores and develops the mystique of Nick Cave.


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It is a real gift when you get to hear the author read their own work. Because their reading will always have a special verve. This is one of the many things that makes The Sick Bag Song wonderful to listen to. This is an incredible mix of prose, poetry, musings, lyrics, creative workshop, travelogue, and linear story. This is something truly special that defies categorization. I loved every second of it.
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- Granthum


There should be an option to rate with additional stars for some books. This is one.

Give me Nick Cave all the time.
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- kristabela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2016
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd