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Title William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll / Casey Rae.
Author Rae, Casey, author.
Publication Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Edition First edition.
Description 304 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 813 BURROUGHS R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-293) and index.
Summary Examining how one of America's most controversial literary figures altered the destinies of many notable and varied musicians, this book reveals the transformations in music history that can be traced to William S. Burroughs. This brings to life Burroughs's rise to fame among daring musicians of the 1960's, 1970s and 1980s, when it became a rite of passage to hang out with Burroughs. Whether they tell of him exploring the occult with David Bowie, providing Lou Reed with gritty depictions of street life, or counseling Patti Smith about coping with fame, the stories of Burroughs's backstage impact will transform the way you see America's cultural revolution--and the way you hear its music.
Contents Nirvana the hard way -- Subterranean homesick Burroughs -- Here, there and everywhere -- Watch that man -- Music and other dark arts -- Bunkers, punkers, and junkies -- Here to go -- The western lands.
Subject Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997 -- Friends and associates.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997. (OCoLC)fst00032398
Rock musicians.
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Rock musicians. (OCoLC)fst01099238
Alt Title William S. Burroughs and the cult of rock and roll
ISBN 1477316507 (hardcover) :
9781477316504 (hardcover) :

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