Ayers, Kevin : Shooting at the Moon


Shooting at the Moon celebrates the music and lyrics of Kevin Ayers, one of the great bohemian Vocal & Chorals of British music. Kevin Ayers was an English singer-songwriter who was a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement and a founding member of the band Soft Machine in the 60s. With introductions by Galen Ayers, Josh Payne and Robert Wyatt, this book includes all the lyrics from Ayers’ solo career and documents a period of the UK music scene between Psychedelia and Glam Rock. Immerse yourself in the world of this influential cult singer-songwriter, with pages from his own notebooks, exclusive photographs, Ayers’ own collages and the occasional recipe. 

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Introduction by Galen Ayers; Foreword by John Payne; A Note on Kevin Ayers by Robert Wyatt; Joy of a Toy; Shooting at the Moon; Whatevershebringswesing; Bananamour; The Confessions of Dr. Dream and other Stories; Sweet Deceiver; Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today); Takeaway; That’s What You Get Babe; Diamond Jack and The Queen of Pain; Dejà… Vu; As Close As You Think; Falling Up; Still Life with Guitar; The Unfairground; Index of First Lines; Index of Songs; Credits; Acknowledgements

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Faber Music



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Ayers, Kevin

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