Mar 1, 2020 • 33M

Book Musik 018 - "William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll" by Casey Rae

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longtime friends Tosh & Kimley discuss their favorite music-centric books
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Tosh and Kimley discuss “William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Casey Rae. William Burroughs has always been a magnet for the music crowd. Icons as diverse as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Jimmy Page, Thurston Moore, Kurt Cobain and so many more have all made a pilgrimage to sit at the feet of the outlaw writer. Steely Dan and Soft Machine cribbed their names from Burroughs and countless others have cited his cut-up technique as an inspirational tool. Now considered classics, books like “Naked Lunch,” “Junky,” and “Queer” were not so gently pushing the boundaries of polite society and challenging obscenity laws. It’s no wonder the rock ‘n’ roll crowd came knocking. Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17