Last weekend we featured a couple of William Burroughs' rock collaborations. Here's a few more, starting with his rendition of a poem by Jim Morrison (from the tribute album, Stoned Immaculate - The Music of The Doors) - "Is Anybody In?"
[Jim Morrison (1943-1971]
Turning the heat up (more than) a little, there's his collaboration with Ministry on what is now a bona-fide "heavy-metal" classic - "Just One Fix" (The more immediate, more palatable, more obvious Ministry-Burroughs collab, A Quick Fix - can be heard here - or here)
"Life keeps slipping away/Silence of desperation/Trying to find a highway in vein [sic]/Trying to find a destination/ Just One Fix/ Clock keeps ticking away/Banging on the walls of frustration/Organs keep grinding away/Monkey is the only solution/ Just One Fix/ Monkey starts driving the train/Tries to take out the station/Trying to find a highway in vein/ Monkey kills without hesitation/ Just One Fix"
[cover-design by William S Burroughs]
[Al Jourgensen (of Ministry) and William Burroughs]
Finally, Laurie Anderson (from "Mister Heartbreak" (1994))
Tomorrow - What Keeps Mankind Alive?