The Nova Convention

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The Nova Convention
Released June 18 1979
See also:
You're A Hook
Cash Cow



Double LP

Side One

  1. Vignette of Idealistic Life In South Texas - Terry Southern
  2. Keynote Commentary - William S. Burroughs
  3. Roosevelt After Inauguration - William S. Burroughs
  4. Eating The Sky - John Giorno
  5. Poem For Jim Morrison - Patti Smith
  6. Bumblebee - Patti Smith

Side Two

  1. Benway - William S. Burroughs
  2. Building - Philip Glass
  3. Kick That Habit - Brion Gysin
  4. Junk Is No Good - BabyBrion Gysin
  5. Somebody Special - Brion Gysin
  6. Blue Baboon - Brion Gysin
  7. The Talking Asshole - Frank Zappa
  8. This Is Kim Carson (From "The Gay Gun") - William S. Burroughs
  9. Just Like The Collapse Of Any Currency (From "The Gay Gun") - William S. Burroughs
  10. The Whole Tamale (From "The Gay Gun") - William S. Burroughs

Side Three

  1. What The Nova Convention Is About - William S. Burroughs
  2. Hymn To Aphrodite From Sappho - Ed Sanders
  3. Writing For The Second Time Through Finnegans Wake - John Cage
  4. Plutonium Ode - Anne Waldman
  5. Skin Meat Bones - Anne Waldman

Side Four

  1. Song From America On The Move - Laurie Anderson & Julia Heyward
  2. Punk Rock - Allen Ginsburg & Peter Orlovsky
  3. Old Pond - Allen Ginsburg & Peter Orlovsky
  4. Feeding Them Raspberries To Grow - Allen Ginsburg & Peter Orlovsky
  5. Nurses Song - Allen Ginsburg & Peter Orlovsky
  6. Conversations - William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Timothy Leary, Les Levine & Robert Anton Wilson

Release Notes

Recorded December 1st & 2nd, 1978, at the Entermedia Theater, 189 Second Avenue, NY
Recorded by Giorno Poetry Systems (GPS)
Producer: John Giorno
Associate Producer: James Grauerholz

Liner Notes

Background Information

Zappa's reading, from Naked Lunch, at The Nova Convention was on Saturday, 2nd Dec, 1978.
See: The Nova Convention: Entermedia Theater, Dec 1978.

Conceptual Continuity


ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
Artwork Comment
n/a 1 2 LP Giorno Poetry Systems
GPS 014-015

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