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AUDIO: Leonard Cohen (1988)

Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1988

Laughing Lennie talks to Mat Snow about songwriting; meditation and religion; the collapse of literary culture; the misperception of him as a Gloom Merchant; music as therapy; ambiguity, songwriting and 'My Way': Sinatra vs Vicious; his relationship with the press; Montreal; the idealism of '68, and the rise of the post-punk Cult of Cohen.

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