Archive for the 'Allen Ginsberg' Category

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Between 1969 and 1971, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg took the poems of William Blake and set them to music – with musicians as diverse as Don Cherry, Elvin Jones, and Arthur Russell – Ginsberg recorded (with himself on lead vocals) dozens of these songs, some of which leaked out via an album on MGM in […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The poetry of Allen Ginsberg was a foundational influence on the counter culture, informing folk, rock & roll, and punk, establishing a vocabulary that was as profane and fearless as it was beautiful and transcendent. But while his contributions to the discographies of Bob Dylan and the Clash are well documented, his own musical explorations have been […]