Wednesday, August 25, 2010

society verse by ross farrar

bridge 9 records put out a book by ross farrar, lead singer of ceremony, called society verse. the book is comprised of lyrics from ceremony songs re-organized with punctuation and put into stanza's. for a majority of the songs there are explanations for the lyrics as farrar explains what he was thinking at the time he wrote them. my favorite of which is his explanation for 'throwing bricks' where he explains the fight he got into that enabled him to write that song. also included in the book is 'into the wayside part iv,' a short story he wrote about growing up in rohnert park. all the photographs in the book are in black and white, and were taken by farrar. in my opinion the photographs and the short story are worth the price of the book alone. society verse is an extremely enjoyable read for anyone, whether or not they are ceremony fans.