You're A Hook. The 15 Year Anniversary Of Dial-A-Poem (1968-1983)

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You're A Hook.
The 15 Year Anniversary
Of Dial-A-Poem (1968-1983
Released June 18 1986
See also:
The Nova Convention
Cash Cow

Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. John Giorno - (Last Night) I Gambled With My Anger and Lost
  2. William S. Burroughs - Old Man Bickford
  3. Laurie Anderson [& Julia Heyward] - Song From America on the Move
  4. Philip Glass - A Secret Solo

Side Two

  1. Lenny Kaye - No Jestering
  2. Patti Smith - 7 Ways of Going
  3. Jim Carroll - The Basketball Diaries
  4. Frank Zappa - The Talking Asshole
  5. Allen Ginsberg - Father Death Blues

Release Notes

  • Executive Producers: John Giorno & Gregory Schifrin
  • Associate Producer: James Grauerholz
  • Engineering: Bobby Hielecki
  • Design: George Delmerico
  • Copyright (c) (p)1983 by Giorno Poetry Systems Institute, Inc., 222 Bowery, New York, N.Y. 10012

Liner Notes

Side 1 (20:50)

John Giorno (Last Night) I Gambled with My Anger and Lost (9:12)
Words by John Giorno & Music by Charlie Roth
Produced by Lenny Kaye
Charlie Roth
synthesizer, Lenny Kaye: guitar, Paul Dugan: bass, David Donen: drums
Engineering by Roddy Hui
Recorded at Greene Street Recording, New York, August 1983

William S. Burroughs Old Man Bickford from "The Place of Dead Roads" (2:08)
Recorded at Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, February 25, 1983

Laurie Anderson Song from America on the Move (6:55)
Recorded at The Nova Convention, New York, April 29 1977

Philip Glass A Secret Solo (2:17)
Recorded at Big Apple Studios, New York, April 29, 1977

Side 2 (23:20)

Lenny Kaye No Jestering (4:17)
Lenny Kaye: vocals & guitar, Ivan Kral: bass, Bruce Brody: keyboards, Jay De Dughterry: drums
Patti Smith: emcee
Recorded at The Place, Eugene, Ore., May 9, 1978

Patti Smith 7 Ways of Going from "The Histories of the World"
Recorded at St. Marks Church, New York, January 1, 1975
Fire of Unknown Origin Lenny Kaye: guitar
Recorded at The Nova Convention, New York, December, 1978 (6:14)

Jim Carroll from "The Basketball Diaries":
(1962) The Coach Told Me to Take Off My Shirt, and (August 7, 1965), The Celia Sisters
Recorded at Giorno Poetry Systems, New York, March 30, 1969 (3:28)

Frank Zappa The Talking Asshole (5:24)
Recorded at The Nova Convention, New York, December 2, 1978

Allen Ginsberg Father Death Blues (3:44)
Produced by Roma Baran & Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg: vocals & harmonium, David Amram: french horn & flute, Jon Sholle: bass and electric guitars, Arthur Russell: cello, Steven Taylor: vocals & acoustic guitar
Engineering by Gregory Shifrin
Recorded at ZBS Media, Fort Edward, New York, February 28-March 1, 1981
Courtesy of Hammond Music Enterprises, thanks to Hank O'Neal.

This album was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts,
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, and Elyse & Stanley Grinstein.

Background Information

Zappa's reading, from Naked Lunch, was at The Nova Convention, Saturday, 2nd Dec, 1978.

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
n/a 1 1 LP Giorno Poetry Systems
GPS 030
1984-06-18      

See Also

Notes