Call Me Burroughs CD (1995)

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Product Overview


Label Wea/rhino
SKU 60174162
UPC 081227184827
UPC 14 00081227184827
Format CD
Release Date 1/24/1995
Author William Burroughs
Associated Artist/Work Anderson, Laurie
Associated Artist/Work Anderson, Laurie (Performance A
Associated Artist/Work Dub Spencer & Trance Hill
Associated Artist/Work Giorno, John
Associated Artist/Work Material
Associated Artist/Work Waits, Tom
Artist Influence Charlie Parker (Sax)
Artist Influence Edgard Var?se (Conductor/Director)
Artist Influence Jean Cocteau
Artist Influence Kurt Weill (Composer)
Artist Influence The Master Musicians of Jajouka
Artist Contemporary Allen Ginsberg
Artist Contemporary Del Close
Artist Contemporary Gil Scott-Heron
Artist Contemporary Hunter S. Thompson
Artist Contemporary Jack Kerouac
Artist Contemporary Jim Carroll
Artist Contemporary John Cage
Artist Contemporary John Sinclair
Artist Contemporary Karlheinz Stockhausen (Composer)
Artist Contemporary Ken Nordine
Artist Contemporary Kenneth Patchen
Artist Contemporary Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Artist Contemporary Lenny Bruce
Artist Contemporary LeRoi Jones
Artist Contemporary Lord Buckley
Artist Contemporary Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin)
Artist Follower Henry Rollins
Artist Follower Jim Carroll
Artist Follower Matmos
Artist Follower Nirvana (US)
Artist Follower Patti Smith
Artist Follower Richard Hell
Artist Follower Soft Machine
Artist Follower Steely Dan
Artist Follower Steven Jesse Bernstein (Spoken)
Artist Follower The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Artist Follower The Fugs
Artist Follower Tom Waits
Technical Info
CatalogID 71848
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 01/24/1995
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 43m : 22s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227184827
Album Notes and Credits
Reissue producers: James Grauerholz, James Austin.
Recorded at the English Bookshop, Paris, France in 1965. Originally released on ESP-Disk (1050). Includes liner notes by Emmett Williams, Jean-Jacques Label, Barry Alfonso and Barry Miles.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: William S. Burroughs (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Bob Fisher .
Liner Note Authors: Jean-Jacques Lebel; Emmett Williams; Barry Alfonso; Barry Miles.
Editor: Ian Sommerville.
Photographers: Harriet Crowther; Tony Balch; Joseph Zinnato; James Grauerholz; Brion Gysin.
Unknown Contributor Roles: James Austin; Gary Peterson .
Originally released in 1965, this spoken word record was the first foray into the recording industry by Beat legend William S. Burroughs. Subsequently Burroughs recorded a number of solo projects, in addition to collaborating with everyone from John Cale and Laurie Anderson to Tom Waits and Kurt Cobain. The CD booklet contains a wealth of information about Burroughs, the manner in which these recordings were made, and about the Beat community in Paris in the 50's and 60's, as well as including the liner notes of original 1965 edition of the album.
This collection features excerpts from three novels, NAKED LUNCH, SOFT MACHINE, and NOVA EXPRESS. The excerpts--which, read as short stories, are independent and do not require listener to be familiar with the novels--follow the exploits of junkies, prostitutes, doctors, and others as they move through grisly underworlds without concern for the borders between reality and hallucination. By turns, they are blackly funny and deeply sinister, often within the same piece. Delivered in an instantly recognizable, craggy and clipped mid-western drawl, CALL ME BURROUGHS gives these words a voice that will reverberate for listeners wherever Burroughs' name is mentioned.
Artist Overview
Although William S. Burroughs's main contribution to the arts is as a writer, his experimental approach to literature and his general outlaw lifestyle have proven a huge influence on generations of musicians in various genres. A product of the Beat Generation, Burroughs was a writer who bucked convention in favor of a surrealistic cut-&-paste approach, a concept adopted by many experimental and electronic musicians. Burroughs was also an unabashed drug user and all-around loose cannon, making him a punk icon and inspiration to the likes of Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and Richard Hell. In his later years, he collaborated on spoken-word projects with Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Tom Waits, among others. Burroughs died in 1997 at the age of 83, but remains one of America's most heralded countercultural figures.
Disc 1
1 Bradley The Buyer
2 Meeting Of International Conference Of Technological Psychiatry
3 Fish Poison Con, The
4 Thing Police Keep All Board Room Reports
5 Mr. Bradley Mr. Martin Hear Us Through The Hole In Thin Air
6 Where You Belong
7 Inflexible Authority
8 Uranian Willy
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