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Jack Kerouac

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Jean-Louis Kerouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. While enjoying popular but little critical success during his own lifetime, Kerouac is now considered one of America’s most important authors. Kerouac’s spontaneous, confessional language style inspired other writers, including Tom Robbins, Richard Brautigan, Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Kesey, and Bob Dylan.

Most of his life was spent in the vast landscapes of America or in the apartment of his mother, with whom he lived most of his life. Faced with a changing country, Kerouac sought to find his place, eventually bringing him to reject the values of the fifties. His writing often reflects a desire to break free from society’s mold and to find meaning in life. This search may have led him to experiment with drugs (he used psilocybin, marijuana, morphine, and benzedrine, among others), to study spiritual teachings such as Buddhism, and to embark on trips around the world. His books are sometimes credited as the catalyst for the 1960s counterculture. Kerouac’s best known works are On the Road and The Dharma Bums.

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  • SamuraiSan

    it's the first time I see in Wikipedia there's a "discography thread", does he sing or is a reading with piano in the background?

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • SorenAlexShuya

    hahaha oh so many peeved metal kids, i love it. [2]

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
  • iDearBach

    lol @ the plebs who don't know about Jack Kerouac and are frustrated that their shitty hardcore band scrobbles here. Deal with it. [8]

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Saskatchewan_

    I just hope fans of the band have come here and discovered the man and loved it. Pay attention kids, this guy and his friends changed the world.

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • HushSettleDown

    It is a odd choice of a band name though i do agree... There is also a hardcore band named Bukowski, would be ironic in a way if they played together!

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • HushSettleDown

    Oddly enough I have seen Kerouac live since I live in the same town as them... they ain't as bad as i think you guys make them out to be. Though obviously not a great ad Jask Kerouac.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • RottingGrass

    Why would you call your twee-metal band something like Kerouac anyway?

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • MoogleZilla

    olol "do your jobs so I can participate in this free program for Crissakes" etc.

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Hassergam

    lol @ the plebs who don't know about Jack Kerouac and are frustrated that their shitty hardcore band scrobbles here. Deal with it. [7]

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • josephbh1

    lol @ the plebs who don't know about Jack Kerouac and are frustrated that their shitty hardcore band scrobbles here. Deal with it. [6]

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kasper_linge

    "W Drodze" http://booklips.pl/recenzje/w-podrozy-z-kerouacem/

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • BeninBb

    hahaha oh so many peeved metal kids, i love it.

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • supbucs

    lol @ the plebs who don't know about Jack Kerouac and are frustrated that their shitty hardcore band scrobbles here. Deal with it. [4]

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • fergalmc

    What do you think of Jaques Kiowac?

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • branchong

    Allen ginsberg has more plays then jack. :)

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • HurrDurrDerp

    lol @ the plebs who don't know about Jack Kerouac and are frustrated that their shitty hardcore band scrobbles here. Deal with it. [2]

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • mike933

    naming bands after poets should be forbidden ;>

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • d4rk000

    lol @ the plebs who don't know about Jack Kerouac and are frustrated that their shitty hardcore band scrobbles here. Deal with it.

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • MetalEmmanuel

    there is a hardcore band called Kerouac with a album called " cold and distant, not loved".... and its scrobbling this gent .. lastfm please fix this [10] Seriously last.fm you should really split page. Jack Kerouac is a talented poet or whatever you call it, but Kerouac is a different instance. Can you do your fucking job, and search on the internet or are you paid for nothing? Kerouac (the band) is hardcore and if you don't think it's true check out : http://www.myspace.com/kerouacuk

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • kylelikescoffee

    This dude is pretty heavy.

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
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