I said, "I was thinking about the appeal of your music and I think it's that you sound like an actor playing the role of an aging rock star, which is precisely the appeal of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, not to mention Frank Sinatra and Léo Ferré." I also could have mentioned Iggy Pop. . .


A very true love story,
told in counterpoint,
about friendship,
politics, and rock ‘n’ roll.


Swinging from present to past, from Liverpool to the Internet, two musicians and fellow travelers share their parts of the story, each in their own way.

In Barbara Browning’s eyes, Imre Lodbrog is the greatest aging French rock star you’ve never heard of. Browning tells of their romps through Woodstock, Freedonia, Latvia and Lithuania, barely evading catastrophe at every turn.

For Imre Lodbrog, music is an alter-ego experience—a late-in-life outlet for a mild-mannered screenwriter deeply shaped by the generation of Mai 68.

Both ask the same questions: What revolution has wreaked more havoc and beauty than rock ‘n’ roll? And why do a certain few geniuses inside every revolution go silent and unrecognized?


Barbara Browning is the author of The Gift (or Techniques of the Body), The Correspondence Artist and I’m Trying to Reach You. Sébastien Régnier is a French song and screenwriter and winner of the French Grand Prize for Best Screenplay for Kabloonak.

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Sébastien Régnier and Barbara Browning
Who The Hell Is Imre Lodbrog?
210 pages
$16.00 paperback ISBN 9781944853389
$9.99 ebook

February 2018


















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