Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales

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Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
Studio album by William Burroughs with The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Released September 28, 1993
Genre Spoken Word
Length 47:45
Label Island
Producer Hal Willner
William Burroughs with The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy chronology
Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury
(1992)
Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
(1993)
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Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales is a spoken word collaboration featuring William S. Burroughs reading excerpts from his books set to music by The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. The album was produced by Hal Willner.[1] Critical response to the album was positive.[2]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Interlude 1 (0:23)
  2. Spare Ass Annie (4:29)
  3. Interlude 2 (This Is Insane) (0:19)
  4. The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane) (2:22)
  5. Interlude 3 (The Vultures Are Gone and Will Never Come Back) (0:16)
  6. Mildred Pierce Reporting (2:05)
  7. Dr. Benway Operates (2:44)
  8. Warning to Young Couples (2:13)
  9. Did I Ever Tell You About the Man That Taught His Asshole to Talk? (6:18)
  10. Last Words with Ras I. Zulu (1:02)
  11. A One God Universe (3:32)
  12. Interlude 4 (0:35)
  13. The Junky's Christmas (15:53)
  14. Words of Advice for the Young People (4:41)
  15. Last Words with Michael Franti (0:47)

Film adaptation[edit]

Burroughs' recording of "The Junky's Christmas" was used as the soundtrack for a stop-motion animation short film of the same title released in 1993, directed by Nick Donkin and Melodie McDaniel, which also incorporated live-action footage of Burroughs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Music - Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune - William S. Burroughs Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales...