Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales

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Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1993
GenreSpoken word
ProducerHal Willner
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy chronology
Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury
Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
Professional ratings
Review scores
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.


  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.