Tip! "Originally released in 1993, on CD only except very few promo vinyls, Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales is a collaboration between famous -- and infamous! -- beat writer William S. Burroughs and politico-rappers Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, whose Television, Drug of the Nation picked up the baton from the Last Poets and Gil Scot Heron. With Hal Willner in the producer's chair, the album sits at the unusual intersection of literature, spoken word and music, as Burroughs is reading excerpts from seven of his books set to fabulous music by the Heroes, mostly a slow, lazy funk that sounds like it was lifted from a '70s blaxploitation soundtrack, plus fat hip-hop beats and soul-jazz overtones."
First time on vinyl. Origin of the spoken sections: • track 2 & 13 from Interzone (1989) • track 4 from The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (1969) • track 6 from Exterminator! (1973) • track 7, 10 & 15 from Nova Express (1964) • track 8 from The Cat Inside (1986) • track 9 from The Naked Lunch (1959) • track 11 from The Western Lands (1987) • track 14 is unpublished and comes from a live performance. W.S. Burroughs recorded at Hairball 3, Lawrence, KS. Trks 2 & 9 recorded at Red House Studio, Lawrence, KS. Music recorded and mixed at Mutron Studios, San Francisco, CA. Sequenced at Deep Creek World, New York. Edited together at Soundtrack Studio, NY. Mastered at Masterdisk, NY.