- Performer:Allen Ginsberg
- Title:Ballad of the Skeletons
- Style:Beat Poetry,Spoken Word
- Date of release:October 8, 1996
- Recording location:Kampo Cultural Center, NY
- Size FLAC version1900 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1708 megabytes
- Size WMA version1818 megabytes
- Formats:RA MP2 MP1 VOC TTA XM
Ballad of the Skeletons was first published in 1995 in The Nation, a weekly American magazine. The poem was later published in the collection Death and Fame, a collection of poems from Ginsberg’s final years. The poem was Ginsberg’s last major project before he died on April 5, 1997. He collaborated with Paul McCartney, Philip Glass, and several others, on a musical adaptation of the poem
Album: The Ballad Of The Skeletons (1996). Artists: Paul McCartney, Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Kaye.
The Ballad Of The Skeletons (Explicit). Philp Glass, Paul McCartney & Lenny Kaye.
Allen had an unerring instinct of how to mobilize his mystique for those who were interested. He regaled Freston with stories of the Beatniks one night at our house, which made it almost impossible for MTV to reject his video despite the fact that he was decades older than typical MTV artists and audience members. A political satire of both generations, .. Skeltons received highly-publicized and much-coveted buzz-bin rotation on the week’s before th.election – to the consternation of other record companies who were submitting artists with more conventional credentials . Skeletons performance, this time with Steven Taylor and Eliot Greenspan on guitars (and Guy Cohen on bass), recorded at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado.
Paul McCartney & Lenny Kaye]. Released: 8 Oct 1996. 1996 Allen Ginsberg LLC. More By Allen Ginsberg.
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Allen Ginsberg was an unlikely MTV star. In late 1996 the Beat poet was 70 years old and in declining health. He had less than a year to live. But Ginsberg managed to stay culturally and politically relevant, right up to the end. His last major project was a collaboration with Paul McCartney and Philip Glass, among others, on a musical adaptation of his poem, The Ballad of the Skeletons. The poem was first published in 1995. In October of 1995, Ginsberg visited Paul McCartney and his family at their home in England. He recited The Ballad of the Skeletons while one of McCartney’s daughters filmed it. As Ginsberg recalled to Silberman, he mentioned that he had to give a reading with Anne Waldman and other poets at the Royal Albert Hall, and was looking for a guitarist to accompany him. Why don’t you try me, McCartney said.
CreditsScott Ansell - Engineer
Robert Frank - Photography
Allen Ginsberg - Composer, Photography, Primary Artist, Vocals
Philip Glass - Composer, Guest Artist, Keyboards
Danny Goldberg - Executive Producer
Margery Greenspan - Art Direction
Lenny Kaye - Arranger, Bass, Guest Artist, Producer
David Mansfield - Arranger, Guitar
Linda McCartney - Photography
Paul McCartney - Composer, Drums, Guest Artist, Guitar, Maracas, Organ (Hammond)
John Newton - Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio - Mastering
Marc Ribot - Arranger, Guest Artist, Guitar
David Silver - Executive Producer
Hal Willner - Mixing
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