Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nick Cave, King Ink (Black Spring Press, 1988)



My wife and I recently took some photos of our apartment with the hopes that we might be listed on some design blogs. It's particularly fun for a book collector to come up with some stylizes stacks - here's one we used for my bedside featuring a few books by Nick Cave. Let's take a look at 1988's lyric book King Ink, published by Black Spring Press.




This is a collection of lyrics and poems from Nick Cave's Birthday Party and Bad Seeds albums. It's interesting to see how these fit into the Nick Cave timeline - the book came out before Tender Prey, but includes a handful of songs like "The Mercy Seat" and "Crow Jane" that had yet to make it to studio albums.




Also included are some great pages of handwritten lyric pages full of little drawings. Here's the page for one of my favorite Bad Seeds songs, "Sad Waters":


For reference, here's a photo of the colophon:


Currently reading:
Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

Currently listening:
"From Sleep" by Max Richter



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