william s. burroughs Let Me Hang You (LP, £17.50)label: Ernest Jenning Record Co.
Twenty years ago William S. Burroughs was asked to record an audio version of his favourite parts of The Naked Lunch. Hal Willner and James Grauerholz produced several sessions and recruited a team of world class musicians to help. Famed for their Naked City involvement Bill Frisell and Wayne Horowitz contributed their genius as well as Eyvind Kang just to name a few. The recordings were then abandoned and collecting dust on a musty shelf as forgotten as a piece of rancid ectoplasm on a peepshow floor. In 2015 Hal Willner decided to re-open this unfinished masterpiece and asked help from King Khan [a musician that he and Lou Reed admired and became fast friends with after two fiery performances by The King Khan & BBQ Show at Lou and Laurie's request in the Sydney Opera House]. Hal sent Khan all of the recordings and asked him to add his gris gris to this extremely perverted gumbo... and history was made and the scum began to rise. 'Let Me Hang You' is a collection of depraved genius straight from the godfather of punk's very own mouth. If chills and thrills are what you seek, then look no further, here is the bible of freakdom recited by the pope of the underground... Now, pull the chair from underneath you and see what happens. “For the past 50 years William Burroughs and his Naked Lunch have amazed and revolted in equal measure… a work of extraordinary power” – The Guardian. Tracks: The Exterminator / Manhattan Serenade / Baboon / This You Gotta Hear / Disciplinary Procedures / The Afterbirth King / Leif The Unlucky / Let Me Hang You / Islam Inc. / The Queen Bee / Clem Snide The Private Asshole / Gentle Reader / Quick
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