William S. Burroughs ‎– Let Me Hang You

EJRC 122

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William S. Burroughs ‎– Let Me Hang You
Label: Khannibalism ‎– KK003, Ernest Jenning Record Co. ‎– EJRC 122
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red With Black & White Splatter 
Country: US
Released: 15 Jul 2016
Style: Avant-garde Jazz, Experimental, Spoken Word

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Twenty years ago, William S. Burroughs was asked to record an audio version of his favorite parts of Naked Lunch. Longtime associates and producers Hal Willner and James Grauerholz produced several sessions, and they recruited a team of world class musicians to help. Famed for their Naked City involvement, Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz contributed their genius, as well as Eyvind Kang, just to name a few. The recordings were then abandoned and collecting dust on a musty shelf, as forgotten as a piece of rancid ectoplasm on a peepshow floor.

In 2015, Hal Willner decided to reopen this unfinished masterpiece and asked help from King Khan (a musician that he and Lou Reed admired and became fast friends with). Hal sent Khan all of the recordings and asked him to add his gris gris to this extremely perverted gumbo... and history was made and the scum began to rise! 

King Khan recruited M Lamar, the creator of the "Negrogothic" movement and the identical twin brother of transgender actress Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and The Frowning Clouds, a band of young Australian boys who have mastered the sixties garage punk sound -- and that perhaps WSB would have also enjoyed for other purposes a long time ago. 

Let Me Hang You is a collection of depraved genius straight from the godfather of punk's very own mouth. If chills and thrills are what you seek, then look no further -- here is the bible of freakdom, recited by the pope of the underground... Now, pull the chair from underneath you and see what happens! 

Produced by James Grauerholz, A. A. Khan & Hal Willner 
Words by William S. Burroughs 
Published by Nova Lark Music (ASCAP) administered by Songs of Virtual (North America) and Touch Tones Music (Rest of World). 

Recorded and Mixed by Vera Beren, James Grauerholz, Wayne Horvitz, Eric Liljestrand, Robert Rebeck & A. A. Khan at Hairball IV Studio and Mercy Studio in Lawrence, KS, Wayne Horovitz's home studio in Seattle, WA, Eric Liljestrand's home studio in Venice, CA & King Khan's Moon Studios in Berlin, Germany. 

Edited and Sequenced by Hal Willner 

Reading from Burroughs’ novel, Naked Lunch, using an Abridgement edited by Nelson Lyon 

Artwork by Michael Eaton & A. A. Khan 

Mastered by Nene Barratto at PorcAudio, Berlin, Germany. 

In loving memory of Nelson Lyon. 

Music by Bill Frisell (Published by Friz-tone Music), Wayne Horovitz (published by Other Room Music), Eyvind Kang (published by Deformed Music, A. A. Khan (published by House of Hassle), Hal Willner, El Congo Allen, Nick Van Bakel & Reginald M. Lamar. 
released July 15, 2016 

William S. Burroughs - voice 
King Khan – guitar, bass, violin, VCS 3 Synthesizer, piano, organ & drums 
Bill Frisell - guitar 
Wayne Horvitz - keyboards 
Eyvind Kang - violin, erhu & shani 
El Congo Allen - Trumpet 
Tony Sher -bass 
Kenny Wollesen - drums 
Jenny Scheinman - violin 
Hank Roberts - cello 
M Lamar - vocals 
Hal Willner - samples & turntables 
The Frowning Clouds: 
Jake Robertson – Bass 
Nick Van Bakel – Guitar 
Zak Olson – Guitar 
Daff Gravolin - Guitar 
Jamie Harmer - Drums

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