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Spare Ass Annie And Other Tale Explicit Lyrics

4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Oct. 6 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000005HTW
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,499 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Interlude 1 (Wrinkled Earlobes Are A Sign...)
2. Spare Ass Annie
3. Interlude 2 (This Is Insane)
4. The Words Of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)
5. Interlude 3 (The Vultures Are Gone...)
6. Mildred Pierce Reporting (Old Surge)
7. Dr. Benway Operates
8. Warning To Young Couples (Huntsman's Hounds)
9. Did I Ever Tell You About The Man That Taught...
10. Last Words With Ras I. Zulu
11. A One God Universe
12. Interlude 4 (Fletch Is Here)
13. The Junky's Christmas
14. Words Of Advice For Young People
15. Last Words With Michael Franti

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I had become a fan of the sardonic humor, baroque visions and gross-out charm of William S. Burroughs by way of such stunning books as Interzone, Junky and Naked Lunch. When I bought Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales, I knew nothing of his collaborators on this spoken word album, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphopricy but one of my favorites authors on tape was enough for my money. I was pleased to discover that the Heroes, Michael Franti and Rono Tse, have the perfect sense of texture and cartoony whimsy to back up the legendary beatnik. The bouncy drum and bass of “Dr. Benway Operates,” “One God Universe” and the tense “Did I Ever Tell You About the Man That Taught His (...) to Talk?” spotlessly and cohesively convey Burroughs’ raspy words while parodies such as the swanky downtown jazz of “Mildred Pierce Reporting” (about police apathy during a gang rape), 50s television-commercial glitz of “Warning to Young Couples” (about jealous family dogs snatching newborns) and the choirs, festive sounds and use of traditional carols on “the Junky’s Christmas” show the Disposable Heroes’ keen understanding of the irony of the author’s crass magic realism. Fanti and Tse show sure talent, yet they never try to override Burroughs, always working behind the writer’s commanding, often hilarious words. The author searched through seven of his best books of strange expressions and offbeat satire for the readings and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphopricy bring those legendary writings into a new dimension on Spare Ass Annie. I am sure other Burroughs fans will certainly be pleased by the fine ways in which these extraordinary young talents enhance the innovative writer’s uncanny work.
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In 1992, producer Hal Willner returned to William S. Burroughs' home in Lawrence, Kansas, to record the follow-up to the excellent "Dead City Radio." This time, the author's words are paired up with beats and loops provided by Michael Franti and Rono Tse of the alternative rap group Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. Burroughs' characteristic voice has been set to everything from orchestral pieces to screaming guitar feedback, and Franti's jazz-influenced music adds a new flavor to the list. Bay Area hero Charlie Hunter also contributes some guitar work to the album. The selections include readings from seven of his books ("Naked Lunch," "Interzone," "Nova Express," "The Western Lands," "The Cat Inside," "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz" and "Exterminator!") as well as some ad-libbed interludes. The epic "Junky's Christmas" was also made into a 20-minute animated short film, and is an alternate version of the story told on "The Priest They Called Him" EP. This album was released during somewhat of a Burroughs revival. He appeared on Ministry's "Just One Fix," collaborated with Tom Waits on "The Black Rider," and a reworked version of "Words Of Advice" was included on Material's "Hallucination Engine." Burroughs is in fine form here, and Franti and company do a wonderful job of backing him up. Sadly, this project was the last we'd hear of the talented Disposable Heroes before they disbanded, with Michael Franti moving on to form Spearhead. Recommended to both followers of WSB and fans of Michael Franti's work.
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Sometimes when I am just reading Burroughs, I manage to forget how damn funny the guy is. I get put off by his vividly grotesque descriptions of lobotomies and flying fecal matter and neglect to notice the scathing humor behind it all.
This album really highlights Burroughs the satirist. Hearing Burroughs speaking with his loooong drrryyy draaawwwwwllll really reminds you how he's trying to push your buttons. Burroughs is one of my all time favorite authors to hear read his own stuff, and this CD is no exception in that department.
Plus, as an added bonus, the reading is set to some great music, nice acid jazz and, in the case of the 10+ minute "Junkie's Christmas," traditional x-mas carols, creating one of the most increcdible juxtapoitions in a story of all time and an hilarious piece. All in all, this collection is one of my favorites of Burroughs' readings.
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William S. Burroughs is a confessed junkie, and one of the wild boys. His beat poet-prose just was born to go over some great sampling. It is hard to take burroughs to seriously so this is just cryptic verbal fun.
Burrows has a great reading voice and you just got to love the stuff that comes out of this man. The mild hip hop that is sampled for the readings is a pure delight Many selections are from his novels including Spare ass annie from the naked lunch. I hate to read this sort of stuff but it is great to hear in the background. It will raise some eye brows at parties.
I love advise for young people, Junkies Chistmas and Spare ass anni as well as Mildred peirce reporting.
I you are easily offended by explicited sexual language or attacks on the goverment religon and common desesnce please avoid this at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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