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The Resource William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll, Casey Rae

William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll, Casey Rae

Label
William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll
Title
William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll
Statement of responsibility
Casey Rae
Title variation
William S. Burroughs and the cult of rock and roll
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William S. Burroughs's fiction and essays are legendary, but his influence on music's counterculture has been less well documented - until now. 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 Burroughs. A heroin addict and a gay man, Burroughs rose to notoriety outside the conventional literary world; his masterpiece, "Naked Lunch," was banned on the grounds of obscenity, but its nonlinear structure was just as daring as its content. The author brings to life Burroughs's parallel rise to fame among daring musicians of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, when it became a rite of passage to hang out with the author or to experiment with his cut-up techniques for producing revolutionary lyrics (as the Beatles and Radiohead did). 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rae, Casey
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.U75
LC item number
Z833 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burroughs, William S
  • Burroughs, William S
  • Rock musicians
  • Burroughs, William S
  • Friendship
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock-'n'-Roll-Musiker
  • Schriftsteller
  • 18.06 Anglo-American literature
Label
William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll, Casey Rae
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1050142933
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781477316504
Lccn
2018035621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050142933
Label
William S. Burroughs & the cult of rock 'n' roll, Casey Rae
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1050142933
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781477316504
Lccn
2018035621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050142933

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