Kerouac - Kicks Joy Darkness
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||Kerouac||Morphine||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bowery Blues||Lydia Lunch||1:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Gang||Michael Stipe||2:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dream: Us Kids Swim Off a Gray Pier...||Steven Tyler||1:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Letter to William S. Burroughs and Ode to Jack||Hunter S. Thompson||1:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||America's New Trinity of Love: Dean, Brando, Presley||Richard Lewis||6:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||MacDougal Street Blues||Jack Kerouac & Joe Strummer||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Brooklyn Bridge Blues||Jim Carroll||5:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Old Western Movies||William Burroughs & tomandandy||2:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Silly Goofball Poems||Juliana Hatfield||4:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Moon||John Cale||3:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Have You Ever Seen Anyone Like Cody Pomeray?||Robert Hunter||3:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Letter to John Clellon Holmes||Lee Ranaldo & Dana Colley||2:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pome On Doctor Sax||Anna Domino||1:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Woman||Jim Carroll, Lee Ranaldo & Lenny Kaye||2:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mexican Lonliness||Joey Altruda, Joe Gonzalez & Pablo Calogero||3:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Brooklyn Bridge Blues||Eric Anderson||1:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
A very interesting find
This is not a traditional music album. It is a "spoken work" album. An album where a lot of people who are fans of and were friends with Jack Kerouac and even the man himself (a recording that I suspect dates back to the early 1960s). Some of the tracks do have a music bed under them, as a lot of spoken work performances do. I highly recommend the tracks by Maggie Estep, Juliana Hatfield, Richard Lewis, Allen Ginsberg, and Johnny Depp. For those Johnny Depp fans out there who may just be buying this because it has his name on it, I suggest getting one or two of the other tracks so you can can have more an appreciation of Kerouac's work. As for the work itself: it is a bit rough around the edges, sometimes idealistic, sometimes romaticized, unrelenting, reflective, and every bit of a painting of an era done via black and white photography. I suspect all these people (with the exception of Kerouac himself, Ginsberg, and Hunter S. Thompson) were influenced by Kerouac. I suspect Ginsberg and Thompson might've been influeced by him and influenced him. The best reason I can give you to check out this album . . . or some of these tracks is that it is great to see an artist given such a fitting tribute by other artists who get the art.
iTunes needs more Beat stuff
This is a great Kerouac tribute CD, with many wonderful readings. As for the people who "don't get it," that just shows you're not well read. Even if you know very little about the Beat Generation, or Jack Kerouac, the poetry and readings on this CD are very good and interesting.
For Kerouac Fans
Great stuff for fans. If you're unfamiliar with they style, Mad Road Driving is a good start.