“How do you like your adventures? I like mine weird and funny and ugly and sad. That’s why I like Carson Mell, and that’s why I love Saguaro.”
– Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers
I looked at the world of Rock and Roll and said, ‘Fuck you.’ Fuck your black, fuck your leather. It’s time for Bobby Bird, my friend. It’s time for pink cotton.
Back in print for the first time in over a decade, Carson Mell’s "Saguaro" chronicles the life of rock legend Bobby Bird through fist fights, drug binges, satanic cults, true love, selling out, and coming back. Just like the paths of all those who live fast and hard, Bobby’s path is one better experienced second-hand, beset, as it is, on all sides by drugs, dangerous women, and fisticuffs. Now if Bobby teaches us one thing, it’s that we can learn from our mistakes, and fortunately he’s made enough to fill a textbook.