7/13/2016

King Khan and William S. Burroughs' "Let Me Hang You" streaming in full via Dangerous Minds

KING KHAN & WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS'
LET ME HANG YOU
STREAMING IN FULL VIA DANGEROUS MINDS 

ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY, JULY 15
VIA KHANNIBALISM/ERNEST JENNING RECORD CO.

Khannibalism/Ernest Jenning Record Co. are excited to share a full stream of Let Me Hang You, an album centered around unheard recordings of legendary author and Beat Generation figurehead William S. Burroughs reading selections from his seminal novel Naked Lunch atop music from King KhanBill FrisellWayne Horvitz and more. Dangerous Minds premiered the stream, and Let Me Hang You will see a release on July 15, 2016. Preorders are available HERE.

Let Me Hang You came to be when the recordings of Burroughs reading Naked Lunch were set to musical accompaniment from singer/songwriter/producer extraordinaire King Khan, experimental guitar wizard Bill Frisell, acclaimed pianist Wayne Horvitz, noted violist Eyvind Kang and many more, resulting in what can only be termed "psychedelic spoken word." The details of the album's inception came in a feature from The New York Times, which can be read HERERolling Stone premiered the first music to be released from the album, "Clem Snide The Private Asshole," praising its "brittle, upbeat groove and funky, bluesy guitar solos."

Twenty years ago, William S. Burroughs was asked to record an audio version of his favorite parts ofNaked Lunch. Longtime associates and producers Hal Willner and James Grauerholz produced several sessions, and they recruited a team of world class musicians to help. Famed for their Naked City involvement, Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz contributed their genius, as well as Eyvind Kang,just to name a few. The recordings were then abandoned and collecting dust on a musty shelf, as forgotten as a piece of rancid ectoplasm on a peepshow floor. 

In 2015, Hal Willner decided to reopen this unfinished masterpiece and asked help from King Khan (a musician that he and Lou Reed admired and became fast friends with). Hal sent Khan all of the recordings and asked him to add his gris gris to this extremely perverted gumbo... and history was made and the scum began to rise!

King Khan recruited M Lamar, the creator of the "Negrogothic" movement and the identical twin brother of transgender actress Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and The Frowning Clouds, a band of young Australian boys who have mastered the sixties garage punk sound -- and that perhaps WSB would have also enjoyed for other purposes a long time ago.

Let Me Hang You is a collection of depraved genius straight from the godfather of punk's very own mouth. If chills and thrills are what you seek, then look no further -- here is the bible of freakdom, recited by the pope of the underground... Now, pull the chair from underneath you and see what happens!

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