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One of the best Burroughs recordings, Dead City Radio features the writer reading five previously unreleased pieces, along with selections from several of his books. The acerbic Burroughs wit is at its finest on many of these selections, and he even takes a shot at singing on one track. Musical contributors to this project include Sonic Youth, Donald Fagen, Lenny Pickett, Cheryl Hardwick, Chris Stein, and John Cale. ~ William I. Lengeman III, Rovi

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Mr. Burroughs

Weird words from a weird man. To be listened to in a strange hole within a strange cave beside a strange Neanderthal. RIP Mr. Burroughs.

Biography

Born: February 05, 1914 in St. Louis, MO

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

The elder statesman of literature's Beat Generation -- and, by extension, of the American underground culture -- few figures outside of the musical sphere exerted a greater influence over rock & roll than novelist William S. Burroughs. A provocative, controversial figure famed for his unique cut-up prose aesthetic, Burroughs lived the rock lifestyle years before the music itself was even created; the ultimate outsider, he existed on the dark fringes of society in a haze of drugs, guns, and violence,...
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