“His songs are like short stories set to music.” (Greg Lake, 2013)
“Paul Roland writes nice melodies and has a very particular personality but he is too intellectual for me!” (Frank Zappa, 1988)
Paul Roland has been called ‘the male Kate Bush’, ‘the Edgar Allan Poe of psych-pop’ and the ‘Godfather of Steampunk’.
He is also the author of more than 50 books on the subject of true crime and the occult.
All of these elements can be discerned in his lyrics, the best of which are collected within these pages together with personal comments from Paul in which he reveals the stories behind the songs.
Beautifully illustrated with period images that evoke Paul’s imaginary fantasy world of the fantastic and the macabre, this is a book for everyone who has found themselves drawn to Paul’s exquisite melodies and highly literate verse.
With a lengthy foreword/confession by bestselling author Andreas Gruber, previously unpublished lyrics and photos, tour posters, a 13 page interview and much more!