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Basic Hip
Field Trip n°1

Del Close, John Brent

How To Speak Hip (LP)

Label: Go Bop

Format: LP

Genre: Sound Art

In stock


Lp Version includes The Original 'Hip Manual'! Plus Beatnik-Jazz Bonus Tracks: John Coltrane - Giant Steps, Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman Attention, Lee Morgan - Nakatini Suite and The Horace Silver Quintet Finger Poppin'. Attention, this is one of the non-music cult obscurities that came out of nowhere during decades of music history. This 1961 released fictional dialogue between a moderator and somebody involved in the late 1950s hipster / beatnik movement in which both discuss the meaning of words and phrases from the youth and „hipster“ language of the 50's. It is different to the typical spoken word records where either political or philosophical pamphlets get recited. It is a dialogue, a comedic dialogue with some audience noises fadet in, some strange narrations and examples how to speak in a 1950s beatnik style. It is an interesting authentic document of its time and certainly a challenge even for those who speak English fairly well. A collectors item for fans and retro hipsters a time when a vivid counter society was pulsating beyond the idyllic world on the surface.

Cat. number: Gb006Lp
Year: 2017