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Charles Bukowski - Reads His Poetry (Clear with Black Swirl "Ashtray" Vinyl)

Real Gone Music

  • £22.93 ( )

Format: Regular Weight Clear with Black Swirl “Ashtray” Vinyl
Catalogue No.: RLGM13101PMI
Barcode: 848064013105
Release Date: 6th August 2021
Genre: Poetry

• Charles Bukowski Continues to Be a Cult Figure Across Generations, His Unique Voice and Vision Inspiring and Provoking Readers and Writers of All Stripes
• His 1972 Release on John Fahey’s Takoma Label, Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry, Captures the Essence of the Man and His Art
• The Album Presents a September 14, 1972 Poetry Reading
• Offers Observations and Vignettes Drawn from Life’s Darker Side, Focusing on Perversions, Poverty, Drunkenness, Gambling, and Bodily Functions
• Shocking but Life-Affirming at the Same Time, the Material Brings Humanity to Its Transgressive Themes
• And Bukowski’s Bemused Air and Self-Deprecating Humor Lend Him an Everyman Quality
• Clear with Black Swirl “Ashtray” Vinyl Pressing

“This is Charles Bukowski. Well, let me just sit here and drink beer.” Thus begins the September 14, 1972 poetry reading from which this 1980 release on John Fahey’s Takoma label is drawn. This is quintessential Bukowski, from the rude ‘n’ crude drawing that adorns the front cover to the belches that punctuate the poems. As for the work itself, it’s not really what you’d commonly conceive of as poetry, but rather observations and vignettes drawn from life’s darker side, focusing on perversions, poverty, drunkenness, gambling, and bodily functions. But Bukowski’s bemused air and self-deprecating humor blunt the shock value of the words and emphasize the universality of the themes. “I want you to hate me,” he says to the audience, but it’s hopeless—he is one of us.
Now, Real Gone is bringing Bukowski to vinyl in a clear with black swirl “Ashtray” edition that’s sure to go as fast as the author would polish off your cigarette butt. EXPLICIT MATERIAL.

Tracks
Side One
1. Introduction
2. Creation of the Morning Line
3. Death
4. The Sex Fiends
5. “Love,” He Said
6. Piss and Shit
7. The Death of an Idiot
8. Style
Side Two
1. The Worlds Greatest Loser
2. Last Day of the Suicide Kid
3. The Shoe Lace
4. Hot
5. Earthquake
6. The Rat
7. The Best Love Poem

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