The Next Chapter regularly asks Canadian musicians what books are on their bedside. On the May 28 episode, country singer Corb Lund discussed one of his all-time favourite reads, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson.
Corb Lund and his band, the Hurtin' Albertans, have released five albums, including their most recent, Losin' Lately Gambler, in 2009. In 2006, they took home the Juno for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group) and have received worldwide critical acclaim.
Here's what Corb had to say about Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72:
"The book that I've read more than any other book is a Hunter S. Thompson book called Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72. It's interesting because everyone knows Hunter from his Las Vegas book [Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas]. It's all wacky, but his political writing is outstanding. I'm guessing it's because he was such a outlaw guy and outside the lines in politics and journalism. He was able to say stuff bluntly that other journalists probably wouldn't say."
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