History Creator / WilliamSBurroughs

17th Jun '16 11:35:14 AM MikeK
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* Music/SonicYouth, Music/JohnCale, and others provided musical back-up to Burroughs' 1990 SpokenWordInMusic album "Dead City Radio".

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* Music/SonicYouth, Music/JohnCale, and others provided musical back-up to Burroughs' 1990 SpokenWordInMusic album "Dead City Radio". He also performed on two other spoken word in music albums: ''Seven Souls'' (1989) with Material and ''Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales'' (1993) with Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy.
22nd Apr '15 5:25:52 AM Patachou
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* Music/JohnZorn's "Interzone" (2010) and "Dreamachines" (2013) pay tribute to Creator/WilliamSBurroughs and Creator/BrionGysin. "Nova Express" (2011) is also inspired by Burroughs' prose.
19th Apr '15 12:39:44 AM maxwellsilver
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* The album "Stoned Immaculate" (2000) has a track where Burroughs reads poetry by Music/TheDoors frontman Jim Morrison, accompanied by the singer yelping and groaning in the background. Both Morrison and Burroughs were dead by the time this album was released.

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* The album "Stoned Immaculate" (2000) has a track where Burroughs reads poetry by Music/TheDoors frontman Jim Morrison, accompanied by the singer yelping and groaning in the background. Both Morrison and Burroughs were dead by the time this album was released. released.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' reveals Woodhouse was the one who shot Burroughs' wife in Mexico while high on heroin. Malory mentions she paid 100,000 pesos in bribes and contracted some kind of stomach virus to extract Woodhouse.
16th Apr '15 3:28:19 PM Patachou
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* Music/PattiSmith dedicated her album ''Music/{{Wave}}'' (1979) to him in the liner notes.
18th Mar '15 5:25:22 AM Patachou
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* Music/IggyPop's ''Music/LustForLife'' is inspired by novels

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* Music/IggyPop's ''Music/LustForLife'' is inspired by novelsthe experimental novel "The Ticket That Exploded", most notably by mentions of “Johnny Yen” (described by Burroughs as “The Boy-Girl Other Half strip tease God of sexual frustration”) and “hypnotizing chickens”.
18th Mar '15 5:23:41 AM Patachou
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* ''Last Words'': a collection of diary entries from the final few years of Burroughs' life.

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* ''Last Words'': a collection of diary entries from the final few years of Burroughs' life.life.

'''William S. Burroughs in popular culture'''
* He can be seen on the album cover of Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.
* The band Music/SteelyDan was named after a dildo in ''Literature/NakedLunch''.
* Music/SoftMachine took its name from Burroughs' novel "Soft Machine".
* The term HeavyMetal first appeared in "Soft Machine", where a character is described as "Uranian Willy, the Heavy Metal Kid". In "Nova Express" the word "heavy metal" is used as a metaphor for addictive drugs.
* The title of ''Film/BladeRunner'' was inspired by a 1979 story by him.
* Music/IggyPop's ''Music/LustForLife'' is inspired by novels
* He has a cameo in Creator/GusVanSant's ''Film/DrugstoreCowboy'' and ''Film/EvenCowgirlsGetTheBlues''.
* Music/SonicYouth, Music/JohnCale, and others provided musical back-up to Burroughs' 1990 SpokenWordInMusic album "Dead City Radio".
* ''Music/TheBlackRider'' by Music/TomWaits was written in collaboration with Burroughs, who also has a spoken word track on the album: "It Ain't No Sin".
* He appears in the music video of "Last Night On Earth" by Music/{{U2}}.
* He recites the spoken word piece "Sharkey's Night" on Music/LaurieAnderson's "Mister Heartbreak" (1984).
* On "Seven Souls (1989)" by Music/BillLaswell's band Material he recites passages from his novel "The Western Lands".
* "Quick Fix" (1992) was a collaboration with Music/{{Ministry}}.
* Music/KurtCobain created layers of guitar feedback and distortion to accompany ""The Priest" They Called Him", where Burroughs reads his own eponymous short story on record. The author also introduced Cobain to Music/{{Leadbelly}}, which inspired Cobain to sing "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", a cover of Leadbelly's "In The Pines", on ''Music/MTVUnpluggedInNewYork''.
* The album "Stoned Immaculate" (2000) has a track where Burroughs reads poetry by Music/TheDoors frontman Jim Morrison, accompanied by the singer yelping and groaning in the background. Both Morrison and Burroughs were dead by the time this album was released.
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22nd Feb '15 12:53:38 PM Patachou
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* ''The Yage Letters'': a hodgepodge of Burroughs routines and letters to and from his onetime boyfriend AllenGinsberg regarding the search for a plant with psychedelic properties.

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* ''The Yage Letters'': a hodgepodge of Burroughs routines and letters to and from his onetime boyfriend AllenGinsberg Creator/AllenGinsberg regarding the search for a plant with psychedelic properties.
7th Feb '15 4:56:47 PM karstovich2
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Despite his personal troubles and the controversy surrounding his work, Burroughs became highly influential and respected by a wide variety of younger artists, most notably, the more famous beat writers Jack Kerouac and Creator/AllenGinsberg. After experimenting with the cut-up technique, he almost pioneered the graphic novel form (Creator/AlanMoore openly cites Burroughs as a prominent inspiration), but couldn't get the funds, because of the expenses of color copying. His works have also served as an important influence on CyberPunk and NewWaveScienceFiction (the ''Nova Trilogy'', as science fiction itself, is considered a sort of prototype of the New Wave). The actual {{punk}} scene owes a great deal to Burroughs, as well, with his return to America in 1974 being feted by a large number of punks and related artists (including Music/PattiSmith); Music/IggyPop was such a big fan ("Lust for Life" is merely his most obvious example of Burroughs fandom) that when the BBC did a radio biography of Burroughs, he was chosen to present it. And of course, there's his literary heir, HunterSThompson, who was basically Burroughs [[DisSimile but straight, younger, a sportswriter, a gun nut, and focused more on nonfiction]]. Most Thompson fans have at least a liking for Burroughs, and vice versa.

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Despite his personal troubles and the controversy surrounding his work, Burroughs became highly influential and respected by a wide variety of younger artists, most notably, the more famous beat writers Jack Kerouac and Creator/AllenGinsberg. After experimenting with the cut-up technique, he almost pioneered the graphic novel form (Creator/AlanMoore openly cites Burroughs as a prominent inspiration), but couldn't get the funds, because of the expenses of color copying. His works have also served as an important influence on CyberPunk and NewWaveScienceFiction (the ''Nova Trilogy'', as science fiction itself, is considered a sort of prototype of the New Wave). The actual {{punk}} scene owes a great deal to Burroughs, as well, with his return to America in 1974 being feted by a large number of punks and related artists (including Music/PattiSmith); the Godfather of Punk Music/IggyPop was such a big fan ("Lust for Life" is merely his most obvious example of Burroughs fandom) that when the BBC did a radio biography of Burroughs, he was chosen to present it. And of course, there's his literary heir, HunterSThompson, who was basically Burroughs [[DisSimile but straight, younger, a sportswriter, a gun nut, and focused more on nonfiction]]. Most Thompson fans have at least a liking for Burroughs, and vice versa.
7th Feb '15 4:55:35 PM karstovich2
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Despite his personal troubles and the controversy surrounding his work, Burroughs became highly influential and respected by a wide variety of younger artists, most notably, the more famous beat writers Jack Kerouac and Creator/AllenGinsberg. After experimenting with the cut-up technique, he almost pioneered the graphic novel form (Creator/AlanMoore openly cites Burroughs as a prominent inspiration), but couldn't get the funds, because of the expenses of color copying. His works have also served as an important influence on CyberPunk and NewWaveScienceFiction (the ''Nova Trilogy'', as science fiction itself, is considered a sort of prototype of the New Wave). And of course, there's his literary heir, HunterSThompson, who was basically Burroughs [[DisSimile but straight, younger, a sportswriter, a gun nut, and focused more on nonfiction]]. Most Thompson fans have at least a liking for Burroughs, and vice versa.

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Despite his personal troubles and the controversy surrounding his work, Burroughs became highly influential and respected by a wide variety of younger artists, most notably, the more famous beat writers Jack Kerouac and Creator/AllenGinsberg. After experimenting with the cut-up technique, he almost pioneered the graphic novel form (Creator/AlanMoore openly cites Burroughs as a prominent inspiration), but couldn't get the funds, because of the expenses of color copying. His works have also served as an important influence on CyberPunk and NewWaveScienceFiction (the ''Nova Trilogy'', as science fiction itself, is considered a sort of prototype of the New Wave). The actual {{punk}} scene owes a great deal to Burroughs, as well, with his return to America in 1974 being feted by a large number of punks and related artists (including Music/PattiSmith); Music/IggyPop was such a big fan ("Lust for Life" is merely his most obvious example of Burroughs fandom) that when the BBC did a radio biography of Burroughs, he was chosen to present it. And of course, there's his literary heir, HunterSThompson, who was basically Burroughs [[DisSimile but straight, younger, a sportswriter, a gun nut, and focused more on nonfiction]]. Most Thompson fans have at least a liking for Burroughs, and vice versa.
12th Dec '14 1:59:44 AM Patachou
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* ''The Black Rider'', a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] PostModern RockOpera version of ''Theatre/DerFreischutz'' created by Robert Wilson. Burroughs wrote the lyrics for the songs, with music by Tom Waits.

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* ''The Black Rider'', ''Music/TheBlackRider'', a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] PostModern RockOpera version of ''Theatre/DerFreischutz'' created by Robert Wilson. Burroughs wrote the lyrics for the songs, with music by Tom Waits.
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