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Jim Carroll (born August 1, 1950) is an author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll is best known for his novel The Basketball Diaries, which was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


Organic Trains (1967)
4 Ups and 1 Down (1970)
Living at the Movies (1972)
The Book of Nods (1986)
Fear of Dreaming (1993)
Void of Course: Poems 1994-1997 (1998) ISBN 0140589090

The Basketball Diaries (1978)
Forced Entries (1987)

Books influenced by Jim Carroll
Only Skin Deep, George Kimball (date unknown)
The Crow, James O'Barr (1981)
Wonderland Avenue, Danny Sugerman (1989)
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie (1993)
Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh (1993)
The Acid House, Irvine Welsh (1994) ISBN 0393312801

Music by Jim Carroll and the Jim Carroll Band
Runaway EP (2000)
Pools of Mercury (1998)
Catholic Boy (1980)
Dry Dreams (1982)
I Write Your Name (1983)
Best of The JC Band (1993)

Spoken word/lecture
Rimbaud Lectures (1978)
Naropa Institute (1986)
Praying Mantis (1991)
The Basketball Diaries (1994)
Curtis's Charm (1996)
Pools of Mercury (1998)

Music done in collaboration
Live at Max's, Kansas City, Velvet Underground (1972)
Club Ninja, Blue Öyster Cult (1986)
Other Roads, Boz Scaggs (1988)
Between Thought and Expression, Lou Reed (1992)
And Out Come the Wolves, Rancid (1995)
Feeling You Up, Truly (1997)
Yes I Ram, Jon Tiven Group (1999)

Compilations and soundtracks featuring Carroll
Tuff Turf Soundtrack (1985)
Back to the Streets: Celebrating the Music of Don Covay (1993)
Sedated In The Eighties (1993)
New Wave Dance Hits: Just Can't Get Enough, Vol. 6 (1994)
The Basketball Diaries Soundtrack (1995)
WCBN Naked 2000 (2000)

Viva Zapata, 7 Year Bitch (1994)
Put Your Tongue to the Rail, various artists (1999)
Jim Carroll Resources
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