NICK CAVE – Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne

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«I discovered Leonard Cohen with Songs of Love and Hate. I listened to this record for hours in a friend’s house. I was very young and I believe this was the first record that really had an effect on me. In the past, I only listened to my brother’s records. I liked what he liked, followed him like a sheep. Leonard Cohen was the first one I discovered by myself. He is the symbol of my musical independence. I remember these other guys that came to my friend’s house that thought Songs of Love and Hate was too depressing. I’ve realized that this ‘depression’ theory was ridiculous. The sadness of Cohen was inspirer, it gave me a lot of energy. I always remember all this when someone says that my records are morbid or depressing.»

«Suzanne» is a song written by Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen. Its lyrics first appeared as the poem «Suzanne Takes You Down» in Cohen’s 1966 book of poetry Parasites of Heaven, admittedly because of lack of new material (lyrics to a few other songs from his subsequent 1967 debut album were also printed in the book

NICK CAVE – Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne

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~ από kapetank στο 12/06/2009.

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