So there we sat, I decline earplugs; I am used to loud drum and horn music from Morocco, and it always has, if skillfully performed, an exhilarating and energizing effect on me. As the performance got underway I experienced this musical exhilaration, which was all the more pleasant for being easily controlled, and I knew then that nothing bad was going to happen. This was a safe and friendly area–but at the same time highly charged. (de aici)

William Burroughs nu a fost doar cel mai badass scriitor al generatiei beat, un explorator de frunte al taramului halucinogenelor, pentru care s-a dus pana in Maroc, si din cauza carora propria nevasta il asteapta acum in Neverland cu o gaura in cap care nu i se asorteaza asa bine cu pantofii. Lui Burroughs i-a placut muzica. A intervievat muzicieni si a cantat alaturi de ei, a aparut in videoclipuri si pe inregistrari. Mai jos aveti:

Star Me Kitten, varianta piesei de la REM inclusa pe albumul Songs in the Key of X pe care Burroughs recita versurile

The “Priest” They Called Him, o colaborare cu Kurt Cobain

– William Burroughs citind versuri de Jim Morrison peste piesa Is Everybody In? de la The Doors

– videoclipul piesei Last Night on Earth de la U2, unde Burroughs isi face apartitia la sfarsit si o filmare nefolosita in videoclip

Si, ca bonus, doua interviuri luate de Burroughs lui Jimmy Page (pentru Crawdaddy) si lui David Bowie (pentru Rolling Stone). Must read.

William S Burroughs & R E M – Star Me Kitten

Ioana Epure

organizator de evenimente, fotograf, owner Uncle Jeb Photo& Events, fost redactor Metropotam.ro, colaborări în presa culturală: Dilema Veche


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