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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

THE LION FOR REAL

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by Allen Ginsberg with various musicians


GREAT JONES RECORDS
GJ6004
1989
STEREO


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SIDE A:



SCRIBBLE :48
COMPLAINT OF THE SKELETON TO TIME 3:01
XMAS GIFT 1:49
TO AUNT ROSE 3:31
THE LION FOR REAL 5:45
THE SHROUDED STRANGER 3:21
GREGORY CORSO'S STORY 2:15

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SIDE B:



CLEVELAND, THE FLATS 2:59
THE END 2:04
STANZAS WRITTEN AT NIGHT IN RADIO CITY 5:05
SUNSET 1:40
HUM BOM! 3:58
KRAL MAJALES 5T:08
GURU 3:30
ODE TO FAILUTE 2:45

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Editor's note: I always tout myself as being a spoken word record connoisseur and now I've opened up the vaults and will pour it deep into you. Ginsberg, as some of you may well know, was a beat poet and an innovator in opening up the medium from its stiff formalities. The only problem I have with that is that it allowed for every rhyming fool and big mouth with a microphone to call themselves a poet. Ginsberg was good at what he did but I wouldn't consider him one of the better poets by any means. That's not really saying much either considering what the art has become in the post modern age.

3 comments:

Martooni said...

What! No coments yet? Listened to 1/2 of side one. Gotta take it slow. wild. Thank you!

the said...

And thank yooooou.

Escomambo said...

the link is still alive.... muchas gracias for this rare share