We’re not supposed to encourage online posting of copyrighted materiel outright, but we figure just one track from a full album doesn’t hurt and well, maybe just might rouse some curiosity in the album First Blues which the good people at Water Records/Runt Distribution reissued in 2006, complete with original liner notes, (which is available on the allenginsberg.org shop among other places.) This is such a great recording of Dope Fiend Blues.
Allen writes: Read between the lines you get Orient non-attachment rather than Western addiction. Jon Sholle guitar thru pig-amp sets funky ’50’s style. (Steven) Taylor’s letter-perfect vocal harmony was practiced thru five years’ fun in Europe & America at poetry readings