Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician. Adrian Belew worked with her during the mid 1980's, appearing in her film Home of the Brave, and again in 1994.
"Those readers unfamiliar with Laurie Anderson's work might not realize that we're parodying her in the middle section of 'Lonesome'---'Sharkey' is a character in several of her songs. I suggested including the relentless "ha ha ha ha ha ha" vocal part, ripped off from her song 'O Superman', and I came to regret it on some evenings when Frank decided to keep the section going on forever."
Laurie Anderson tracks can be found on these albums (which also contain some Zappa material):
- A Chance Operation
- The Nova Convention
- You're A Hook. The 15 Year Anniversary Of Dial-A-Poem (1968-1983)
- Cash Cow. The Best Of Giorno Poetry Systems 1965-1993