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Skin + Bones

A Collection of Song Lyrics

 

Skin & Bones: SONG LYRICS

From the publisher: Named for a lyric from his album Jeff Mellin Saves the World (Stereorrific, 1999), the book covers songs from Mellin's bare-bones coffeehouse days to his later power-pop material. With photographs by rock photographer John Soares.

  • Paperback: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Kolourmeim Press / Stereorrific Recordings / Big Blue Ox (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615181260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615181264
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON OR (MAYBE) YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

 

 (Photo by John Soares)

(Photo by John Soares)

 The extremely limited hardcover edition.

The extremely limited hardcover edition.

""While it's often difficult to gauge the worth of pop lyrics printed on the page without musical accompaniment, it's remarkable how well SKIN & BONES reads, as lyrics in the poetic sense, Jeff's lyrics considered as poetry at their best evoke the only-just stylistically-belated, yet entirely individual and intense poems of Weldon Kees; even at their least effective, they have the readable lightness of Edward Arlington Robinson, and everyone knows Paul Simon made 'Richard Corey' a better song than it ever was a poem, which illustrates my point nicely."

— Garrett Caples