C'est la Guerre: Early Writings 1978-1983. Byron Coley.
C'est la Guerre: Early Writings 1978-1983
C'est la Guerre: Early Writings 1978-1983
C'est la Guerre: Early Writings 1978-1983

C'est la Guerre: Early Writings 1978-1983

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: L'oie de Cravan, 2011. Limited First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Byron Coley to Charles Plymell. A bi-lingual compilation of early letters & musical review writings by Byron Coley, the pioneering American critic featured in Forced Exposure, New York Rocker & other independent magazines that chronicled cutting-edge rock in its heyday. The letters are to his friend Angela Jaeger, & are like diary entries of his early struggles & observations. The reviews are exciting contemporary assessments of records & performances by David Bowie, Devo, Robert Fripp, The Germs, Husker Du, Lydia Lunch, Jim Morrison (of a posthumous production), Minutemen & others. With an introduction by Minutemen member Mike Wyatt, many photos & illustrations. Softcover original in wrappers with flaps. As noted in colophon, this is one of a first edition of 750 copies published during April 2011. With texts in French & English on opposite pages. On shorter title page, Coley has hand-written: "For Charley-/ Can't imagine you/ give a rat's ass about/ much that's in here./ But what the hell?/ Best Always, Sir/ (signed) Byron Coley." "Charley" is none other than Charles Plymell, the legendary poet, printer, publisher & all-out Literary Outlaw who is our good friend & from whom we obtained this. A rare & beautifully produced Coley collectible; & the relic of an interaction between two kindred Gonzo spirits. In very fine condition with only very slight wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine. Interior very fine with only small bump-waves at upper corners of some page leaves; tiny bit of wear at side edges of a few of same. Very Fine. [Item #3497]

Price: $50.00