The Heart Has to Ache Before It Learns to Beat

Forty years, twenty solo albums, numerous musical collaborations — this book contains the lyrics and poems to over 350 works by Chris Connelly.

This book comes two decades after Chris’s last volume of poetry, Confessions of the Highest Bidder, was published, and brings together more early works, collaborations, and obscure, long-hidden gems, as well as his work with Ministry, The Revolting Cocks, Cocksure… and, of course, every solo album.

The book has a beautifully written foreword by Shirley Manson of Garbage, one of Chris’s oldest and closest friends, and cover photography by Michael Begg.

Available March 31, 2020 from all retail outlets.

Published by Shipwrecked Industries
466 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-0-9664065-7-3

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