William S. Burroughs ‎– Break Through In Grey Room

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Tracklist

A1 Ian Sommerville & William S. Burroughs K-9 Was In Combat With The Alien Mind Screens 13:29
A2 William S. Burroughs Origin And Theory Of The Tape Cut-Ups 3:43
A3 Brion Gysin Recalling All Active Agents 1:25
A4 Ian Sommerville & William S. Burroughs Silver Smoke Of Dreams 4:50
B1 William S. Burroughs Junky Relations 2:56
B2 Master Musicians Of Jajouka Joujouka 1:30
B3 William S. Burroughs Curse Go Back 1:12
B4 William S. Burroughs Present Time Exercises 2:18
B5 Master Musicians Of Jajouka Joujouka 0:42
B6 William S. Burroughs Working With The Popular Forces 2:37
B7 William S. Burroughs Interview With Mr. Martin 2:59
B8 Master Musicians Of Jajouka Joujouka 1:26
B9 Ian Sommerville Sound Piece 2:14
B10 Master Musicians Of Jajouka Joujouka 2:39
B11 William S. Burroughs Burroughs Called The Law 1:34

Credits

Notes

Track A1: Early cut-up tapes made by Ian Sommerville and WSB around 1965, probably in New York and London.
Track A2: From a lecture given by WSB at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute, April 20, 1976.
Track A3: Excerpt from tape made in 1960 by Brion Gysin at BBC Studios in London, using BG's permutational technique.
Track A4: Tape made in early 1960's by Ian Sommerville and WSB, using the "drop-in" method.
Track B1: Excerpt from a radio talk by WSB in 1961 in London, "A Day in the Life of a Junky", tape courtesy of the University of Kansas Libraries.
Track B2: Excerpt from live tape made by WSB at the Joujouka Festival in the hills of Morocco with Ornette Coleman, January 18, 1973.
Track B3: From early 1960's tape, WSB chanting an anti-curse.
Track B4: Cassette work by WSB in London, ca. 1971, using radio, television, several tape recorders.
Track B6: WSB cut-ups with Dutch Schultz's last words and news texts, shortwave radio noise, mid-1960's, London.
Track B7: Excerpt, WSB performance at the ICA in London, February 28, 1963; tape courtesy of Gordon C.A. Craig.
Track B9: Produced By Ian Sommerville using the inching technique, 1960's?
Track B11: WSB routine recorded mid-1960's - dropping a dime on the Nova Mob; tape courtesy of the University of Kansas Libraries.

Archival reconstruction by Romana Recording Studios, Kansas, Summer 1986.

Acknowledgements to Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge, who early recognized the importance of this kind of tapes.
Thanks to Naropa Institute, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, the BBC, the ICA & Gordon Craig, London. Special thanks to James Grauerholz for his help in the completion of this record.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SR V08 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Sub Rosa SR V08 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
CD006-8, SUB CD006-8 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room(CD, Album) Sub Rosa, Sub Rosa CD006-8, SUB CD006-8 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
SUB CD006-8, CD006-8 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room(CD, Album) Sub Rosa, Sub Rosa SUB CD006-8, CD006-8 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
SR08 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SR08 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
SRV08 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Sub Rosa SRV08 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version

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