Frank Zappa reads the dirty bits of Naked Lunch

Here's a bit of audio of Frank Zappa reading some of the dirty parts of William S Burroughs's Naked Lunch, taken from a rare double LP called "The Nova Convention."

The occasion of this reading was the Nova Convention in 1978, three days and nights of readings, panel discussions, film screenings, and performances that, The New York Times wrote at the time, “sought to grapple with some of the implications of the writing” of Burroughs. In addition to Burroughs and Zappa, the convention featured such notable countercultural names as Terry Southern, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Brion Gysin, John Cage, Timothy Leary, and Robert Anton Wilson. A good bit of the happening (including the audio above) was recorded for posterity and released as a double-LP by Giorno Poetry Systems.

Frank Zappa Reads NSFW Passage From William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch (1978) (via MeFi)

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5 Responses to “Frank Zappa reads the dirty bits of Naked Lunch

  1. David Pescovitz says:

    I have this vinyl and it’s fantastic. Only wish I had been there!

  2. Emma Jones says:

    Isn’t it ALL the dirty bits?

  3. evilpeacock says:

    Ha, I still have this on the Giorno Poetry Systems CD.

  4. stretchoutandwait says:

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane

  5. @man says:

    This is on UBUWeb with all(?) of the Giorno Poetry System recordings . . .
    http://www.ubu.com/sound/nova.html

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