Dead City Radio

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1990
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 042284626422
  • Catalog Number: 846264
  • Sales rank: 29,024

Album Credits

Performance Credits
William S. Burroughs Primary Artist, Vocals, Voices
Donald Fagen Track Performer
Sonic Youth Track Performer
Tom Varner French Horn
Cheryl Hardwick Organ, Piano, Track Performer
Dennis Martin Vocals
Leslie Miller Vocals
Maxine Neuman Cello
Lenny Pickett Clarinet, Woodwind, Track Performer
Bobby Previte Percussion
Frank Simms Vocals
Chris Stein Track Performer
NBC Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Allen Ginsberg Contributor
Jon Anderson Composer
Bill Bruford Composer
Steve Howe Composer
Lee Ranaldo Contributor
Chris Squire Composer
Joe Ferla Engineer
Kim Gordon Contributor
Nelson Lyon Producer
Thurston Moore Contributor
Lenny Pickett Arranger
Hal Willner Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Chris Laidlaw Engineer
Jack Adelman Mastering
Adrian Boot Cover Photo
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The most brilliant, and bent, of the Beats

    Nothing William Burroughs recorded (or wrote) could be called family friendly, they are very adult stories, but this is the recording I would recommend to anyone curious about his works. Bill Burroughs had the most amazing voice I have ever heard, sounding like God after throat surgery. He was however (how do I put this) not thinking in a normal or socially acceptable way when he wrote his pieces. His imagery is always disturbing, always provocative, and always entertaining. He was certainly the most brilliant of the Beat Generation writers, and just as certainly the most bizarre (I'm still not sure how he got away with shooting his wife). Dead City Radio contains his brilliant "A Thanksgiving Prayer" (expressing bitterness towards our hypocritical national myths), excerpts from "Naked Lunch", and he even takes a shot at Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. It is a very entertaining CD for the not easily offended artistic literary type.

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