You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With

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You're the Guy I Want To Share My Money With
Studio album by Laurie Anderson
John Giorno
William S. Burroughs
Released 1981
Genre Avant-garde, Experimental, Pop
Label Giorno Poetry Systems
Producer John Giorno
Greg Shifrin

You're the Guy I Want To Share My Money With is a double album released in 1981. The album is a collaboration by Laurie Anderson, John Giorno and William S. Burroughs, recorded during their "Red Night" spoken word tour of 1981.[1] Released through Giorno Poetry Systems Institute, the album was funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Side 4 of this double album is a multi-grooved record. Depending on where the needle lands on the record, one of the following will play:

  1. Laurie Anderson: For Electronic Dogs/Structuralist Filmmaking/Drums
  2. William S. Burroughs: My Name Is Clem Snide/Mr. Hart Couldn't Hear the Word Death
  3. John Giorno: excerpt from Put Your Ear to Stone & Open Your Heart to the Sky.[citation needed]

Most of Anderson's material came from her performance piece, United States, and live versions of some tracks, such as "It Was Up in the Mountains", would also be included in her later 5-LP release, United States Live. This was Anderson's first substantial album release (previously she had only contributed a track or two), and she followed this in 1982 with her first full solo album, Big Science.

Track listing[edit]

You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With was released on CD through Minneapolis-based East Side Digital, which acquired the Giorno Poetry Systems catalog in 1993.[1] The CD featured the following track list:

  1. Laurie Anderson - Born, Never Asked
  2. Laurie Anderson - Closed Circuits
  3. Laurie Anderson - Dr. Miller
  4. Laurie Anderson - It Was Up in the Mountains
  5. Laurie Anderson - For Electronic Dogs
  6. Laurie Anderson - Structuralist Filmmaking
  7. Laurie Anderson - Drums
  8. William S. Burroughs - Introducing John Stanley Hart
  9. William S. Burroughs - Twilight's Last Gleamings
  10. William S. Burroughs - My Protagonist Kim Carson
  11. William S. Burroughs - Salt Chunk Mary
  12. William S. Burroughs - Progressive Education
  13. William S. Burroughs - The Wild Fruits
  14. William S. Burroughs - The Unworthy Vessel
  15. William S. Burroughs - The Name is Clem Snide
  16. William S. Burroughs - Mr. Hart Couldn't Hear the Word Death
  17. John Giorno - I Don't Need It, I Don't Want It, And You Cheated Me Out of It
  18. John Giorno - Completely Attached to Delusion

Two tracks from the original 2LP set were not included on the CD: one by William S. Burroughs (later included on the Mouth Almighty 'The Best Of' box set) and one by John Giorno (still not included in any later release).


  1. ^ a b Morris, Chris (1993-05-08). "Kramer Has Strangelove For Soundtracks". Billboard. p. 52. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 

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