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Call Me Burroughs CD 1 of 1

Learn more about Call Me Burroughs:

Format: CD
Sku: 60174162
UPC: 081227184827
UPC 14: 00081227184827
Release Date: 1/24/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bradley The Buyer ~ William S. Burroughs
2. Meeting Of International Conference Of Technological Psychiatry ~ William S. Burroughs
3. Fish Poison Con, The ~ William S. Burroughs
4. Thing Police Keep All Board Room Reports ~ William S. Burroughs
5. Mr. Bradley Mr. Martin Hear Us Through The Hole In Thin Air ~ William S. Burroughs
6. Where You Belong ~ William S. Burroughs
7. Inflexible Authority ~ William S. Burroughs
8. Uranian Willy ~ William S. Burroughs

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote CALL ME BURROUGHS contains excerpts from the novels NAKED LUNCH, NOVA EXPRESS and THE SOFT MACHINE.
Muze PNote Reissue producers: James Grauerholz, James Austin.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: William S. Burroughs (vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Bob Fisher .
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Jean-Jacques Lebel; Emmett Williams; Barry Alfonso; Barry Miles.
Muze PNote Editor: Ian Sommerville.
Muze PNote Photographers: Harriet Crowther; Tony Balch; Joseph Zinnato; James Grauerholz; Brion Gysin.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: James Austin; Gary Peterson .
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations September Songs

Associated Artists and Works

Anderson, Laurie
Anderson, Laurie (Performance A
In Dub: Conducted by Dub Spencer & Trance Hill [Di ~ Dub Spencer & Trance Hill
Giorno, John
The Black Rider ~ Waits, Tom

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/24/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 71848
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227184827

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