Various ‎– The Nova Convention - Vol. 1 & 2

Giorno Poetry Systems ‎– GPS 016-017
2 × Cassette, C80

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Vol. 1
A1 Terry Southern Vignette Of Idealistic Life In South Texas 1:25
A2 William S. Burroughs Keynote Commentary & Roosevelt After Inauguration 5:52
A3 John Giorno Eating The Sky 13:30
A4 Patti Smith Poem For Jim Morrison & Bumblebee 11:45
B1 William S. Burroughs Benway 3:40
B2 Philip Glass Building, Excerpt From Einstein On The Beach 3:04
B3 Brion Gysin Kick That Habit, Junk Is No Good Baby, Somebody Special & Blue Baboon 7:06
B4 Frank Zappa The Talking Asshole 5:25
B5 William S. Burroughs From The Gay Gun: "This Is Kim Carson" & "Just Like The Collapse Of Any Currency" & "The Whole Tamale" 13:27
Vol. 2
C1 William S. Burroughs What The Nova Convention Is About 2:35
C2 John Cage Writing For The Second Time Through Finnegans Wake 14:15
C3 Anne Waldman Plutonium Ode, Skin Meat Bones, Matriarchly 14:15
D1 Laurie Anderson & Julia Heyward Song From America On The Move 12:50
D2 Allen Ginsberg Punk Rock, Old Pond, Nurses Song
D3 Peter Orlovsky Feeding Them Raspberries To Grow
Banjo – Steven Taylor (2)Guitar – Steven Hall
D4 William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Timothy Leary*, Les Levine & Robert Anton Wilson Conversations 7:10

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Both cassettes have A&B sides (here entered as C&D for Vol. 2), but different catalogue number on label, and different Volume number on cover spine.
Vol. 1 (GPS 016, A & B sides) Recorded Saturday, December 2, 1978
Vol. 2 (GPS 017, A & B sides) Recorded Friday, December 1, 1978

Note: although including fewer tracks than the 2 LP edition, the cassette edition includes an extra track by Anne Waldman (Matriarchly, C3).

This cassette has been made possible in part by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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