William S. Burroughs ‎– Abandoned Artifacts

Fresh Sounds Inc ‎– FRESH Flexi 003, Talk Talk Publications ‎– Volume 3 Number 6
Flexi-disc, 6", 33 ⅓ RPM, Square

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A Abandoned Artifacts
Percussion – Martin Olson
B On The Nova Lark

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Recorded at Ramona Recording Studios, Lawrence, KS.

Abandoned Artifacts
A processed version which combines three separate overlapping reading along with a rhythm track. Original recordings courtesy of James Grauerholz from performances at The Edge, Toronto; Tuts, Chicago; and Keystone Korner, San Francisco. Another reading of the same piece from New York is contained on the newly released double ablum featuring William Burroughs, John Giorno, and Laurie Anderson, entitled "You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With". "Abandoned Artifacts" is a selection from Chapter One of Burrough's upcoming western novel, "The Place of Dead Roads".

On The Nova Lark
This selection was recorded by William S. Burroughs in the early 60's in London or Tangiers. It is a passage partially contained in "The Nova Express". The background music is probably bleeding backwards from an instrument.

This recording was a press run of 2,000, available only in TALK TALK, Vol. 3, No. 6, September/October 1981.

The 38 page magazine includes live reviews of Peter Tosh, Abuse, Sunsplash, Venture and The Fall; interviews with Psychedelic Furs, Billy ldol, Iggy Pop and William Burroughs; reggae, tape and record reviews; and reports on the music scenes of Lawrence and Germany. The cover of the magazine (front and back) is by William S Burroughs. Details about the recording are on page 21.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): EV-92811 BxST-
  • Matrix / Runout (B): EV-92811 AXST-
  • Rights Society: BMI