Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales

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Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1993
GenreSpoken word
Length47:45
LabelIsland
ProducerHal Willner
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy chronology
Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury
(1992)
Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[2]
Edmonton Journal3/5 stars[3]
Philadelphia Inquirer2.5/4 stars[4]

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]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Interlude 1" (0:23)
  2. "Spare Ass Annie" (4:30)
  3. "Interlude 2" (0:20)
  4. "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz" (2:22)
  5. "Interlude 3" (0:17)
  6. "Mildred Pierce Reporting" (2:05)
  7. "Dr. Benway Operates" (2:45)
  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" (0:36)
  13. "The Junky's Christmas" (15:54)
  14. "Words of Advice for 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. ^ a b Lengeman, William. "Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales - William S. Burroughs". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  2. ^ a b Preston, Rohan B. (1993-12-02). "William S. Burroughs Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales (Island Red Label)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  3. ^ Levesque, Roger (1993-11-13). "Listening to master of surreal satire on record of guaranteed curiosity". Edmonton Journal.
  4. ^ Wood, Sam (1993-10-19). "ONCE, IT WASN'T COOL TO LIKE ABBA; NOW IT CAN BE SAID: THE MUSIC'S GREAT". Philadelphia Inquirer.