Charles BukowskI Reads His Poetry Reads His Poetry LP (LIMITED RED WINE VINYL EDITION)
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  • Quintessential Bukowski, Taken from a September 14, 1972 Poetry Reading

  • Features Observations and Vignettes Drawn from Life’s Darker Side

  • Original Album Art from 1980 Takoma Pressing

  • “Red Wine” Vinyl Pressing Limited to 300 Copies

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    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 Indie Record Store Exclusive, Please visit local Record Store near you to purchase.

    Charles Bukowski: Reads His Poetry (Limited “Red Wine” Vinyl Edition). LP

    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.
    Having rescued this recording from the clinical, digital world of the compact disc and restored it to its proper vinyl format, we at Real Gone are now putting it out in a collector s yellow beer vinyl edition limited to 400 copies. If there were ever an echo of the analog, non-PC (personal computers or politically correct) world, this album would be it. EXPLICIT MATERIAL.

    Side 1

      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 2

      1. The World's 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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