William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll. Casey Rae, William S. Burroughs.
William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll
William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll
William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll
William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll

William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll

ISBN: 9781477316504
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. "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, William S. Burroughs and the cult of Rock 'n' Roll reveals the transformation in music history that can be traced to Burroughs...Casey Rae 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." (from front flap) A most insightful & deeply researched study of William S. Burroughs- Founding Father of the Beat Generation, one of the greatest literary & cultural figures of all time, & the very Patron Saint of our enterprise. Focusing on WSB's profound influence on some of the most important & innovative musicians of the preceding century & beyond. Author Casey Rae, an executive of SiriusXM, acclaimed music critic & a musician himself, has achieved here the most comprehensive history & analysis of this very important (& heretofore not wholistically or adequately explored) aspect of WSB's life & work to date. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page. A most highly recommended rarity-in-the-making for the WSB scholar & collector. Book very fine, substantially as-new inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only very slight wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4080]

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