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||Fragment: Little NY Ode||Jim Carroll||0:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Day At the Races (Live)||Jim Carroll||4:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Time Square's Cage (Live)||Jim Carroll||2:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Child Growing Up With the Sun (Live)||Jim Carroll||1:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tiny Tortures (Live)||Jim Carroll||11:25||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||To the National Endowment of the Arts (Live)||Jim Carroll||1:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Terrorist Trousers (Live)||Jim Carroll||2:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Monologue: The Loss of American Innocence (Live)||Jim Carroll||13:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||For Elizabeth (Live)||Jim Carroll||2:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sampling Nietzsche (Live)||Jim Carroll||0:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just Visiting (Live)||Jim Carroll||5:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Praying Mantis||Jim Carroll||1:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Not a rock & roll album like his three early-'80s releases with the Jim Carroll Band, 1991's Praying Mantis is a spoken word disc recorded live at St. Marks Church in the Bowery. Taking poems and monologues from his collections Living at the Movies (1973), The Book of Nods (1986), and Forced Entries (1987), as well as some new material and a 14-minute improvised monologue/prose poem/rant called "The Loss of American Innocence," Praying Mantis is like a greatest poetry hits collection. Those who aren't fans of Carroll's Rimbaud/Verlaine-derived poetry will not have their minds changed (indeed, his harsh Noo Yawk accent sometimes obscures the language's power), but it's pretty essential for fans.
Born: August 01, 1948 in New York, NY
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s