Dead City Radio is a musical album by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, which was released by Island Records in 1990. It was dedicated to Keith Haring. The CD is a collection of readings by Burroughs set to a broad range of musical compositions. It was produced by Hal Willner and Nelson Lyon, with musical accompaniment from John Cale, Donald Fagen, Lenny Pickett, Chris Stein, and alternative rock band Sonic Youth, among others.
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.
Dead City Radio is a jazz related improv/composition music album recording by WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS released in 1990 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette.
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Dead City Radio is a musical album by Beat Generation author William S. The material performed by Burroughs on the album included excerpts from some of his famous works such as Naked Lunch, as well as a couple of items from his 1989 short story collection Tornado Alley. The track "Kill the Badger!" is an excerpt from Burroughs' novella The Cat Inside. A music video was created Burroughs' reading of "A Thanksgiving Prayer" (a poem from Tornado Alley); the reading (like the book from which it came) is dedicated to John Dillinger
A Thanksgiving Prayer. Album Dead City Radio. A Thanksgiving Prayer Lyrics. To John Dillinger and hope he is still alive. Gus Van Sant’s short film Thanksgiving Prayer features Burroughs reading the poem Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986, from Tornado Alley (a collection of his short stories and this poem) intercut with a collage of black and white images. A Thanksgiving Prayer" Track Info. Written By William S Burroughs. Interpolated By. Thanx but No Thanx by Ministry. Dead City Radio William S Burroughs.