Library Rock's Backpages

Jackie Leven, 1950–2011: "I'm too connected to the pain of other people. It really breaks me up."

Graeme Thomson, Uncut, February 2012

In his life as in his music, the Scottish singer-songwriter who died last November found inspiration in the raw extremes of human behaviour, which he documented with poetic soulfulness. Uncut pays tribute to a wild and brilliant talent.

Total word count of piece: 2738


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.