Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness

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Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness
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Studio album by
Various Artists
ReleasedApril 8, 1997
GenreSpoken Word
Length79:30
LabelRykodisc
ProducerJim Sampas
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness is a 1997 spoken word tribute album featuring late Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's work performed by various artists. Notable performers include: Michael Stipe, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, and Patti Smith. Ginsberg's performance of "The Brooklyn Bridge Blues" is missing the final tenth chorus. This was due to a faxing machine error which stuck the last pages together when Ginsberg was faxed the lyrics. The final chorus is read by Eric Andersen instead, recorded on a DAT recorder from the Brooklyn Bridge.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All poetry/lyrics written by Jack Kerouac

  1. Kerouac (Morphine) - 2:54
  2. Bowery Blues (Lydia Lunch) - 1:55
  3. My Gang (Michael Stipe) - 2:23
  4. Dream: "Us Kids Swim off a Gray Pier..." (Steven Tyler) - 1:34
  5. Letter to William S. Burroughs & Ode to Jack Hunter S. Thompson (Hunter S. Thompson) - 1:41
  6. Skid Row Wine (Maggie Estep, The Spitters) - 5:51
  7. America's New Trinity of Love: Dean, Brando, Presley (Richard Lewis) - 6:06
  8. Dream: "On a Sunny Afternoon..." (Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Helium) - 2:04
  9. MacDougal Street Blues (Jack Kerouac, Joe Strummer) - 2:48
  10. The Brooklyn Bridge Blues (Choruses 1-9) (Allen Ginsberg) - 5:47
  11. Hymn (Eddie Vedder, Campbell 2000, Sadie 7) - 3:12
  12. Old Western Movies (William S. Burroughs, Tomandandy) - 2:32
  13. Silly Goofball Poems (Juliana Hatfield) - 4:02
  14. The Moon (John Cale) - 3:01
  15. Madroad Driving (Johnny Depp, Come) - 3:28
  16. Have You Ever Seen Anyone Like Cody Pomeray? (Robert Hunter) - 3:48
  17. Letter to John Clellon Holmes (Lee Ranaldo, Dana Colley) - 2:36
  18. Pome on Doctor Sax (Anna Domino) - 1:45
  19. Mexico Rooftop (Robert Buck, Danny Chauvin) - 1:25
  20. The Last Hotel (Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Lenny Kaye) - 3:47
  21. Running Through-Chinese Poem Song (Warren Zevon, Michael Wolff) - 3:34
  22. Woman (Jim Carroll, Lee Ranaldo, Lenny Kaye) - 2:25
  23. Loneliness, Mexican (Matt Dillon, Joey Altruda, Joe Gonzalez) - 3:19
  24. Angel Mine (Inger Lorre, Jeff Buckley) - 5:24
  25. The Brooklyn Bridge Blues (Chorus 10) (Eric Andersen) - 1:59

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.