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Hunter S Thompson | The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved - Brown Vinyl

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Hunter S Thompson | The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved - Brown Vinyl




Limited edition 'Horse Shit Brown' coloured vinyl

For the first time ever released on vinyl, this brilliant 2012 LP features an all-star cast of musicians and actors lead by Tim Robbins, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Ralph Steadman, Annie Ross, John Joyce III and Will Forte.

Hunter S. Thompson's classic Gonzo reportage on the 1970 Kentucky Derby is summoned brilliantly to life through spoken word and musical composition.

Conceived by executive producer Michael Minzer for his Paris Records label, the project was produced by Hal Willner, who brought Bill Frisell in as composer/arranger/conductor. Bill then assembled a stellar group of musicians including Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Ron Miles (trumpet), Eyvind Kang (viola), Doug Weiselman (woodwinds), Jenny Scheinman (violin), Hank Roberts (cello) and Kenny Wolleson (drums, percussion). Ralph Steadman does double duty portraying himself in the narration and contributing original artwork for the project.

In 2021, Kramer re-Mastered the original audio for this historic re-release on limited-edition 'Horse-Shit Brown' vinyl for his Shimmy-Disc label.


1 Overture (My Old Kentucky Home) 2 I Got Off The Plane Around Midnight... 3 At The Airport Newsstand 4 The Next Day Was Heavy... 5 The Governor, A Swinish Neo-Nazi Hack... 6 Entr'acte 7 On Our Way Back To The Motel 8 It Was Saturday Morning, The Day Of The Big Race... 9 In A Box Not Far From Ours... 10 Some Time Around 10:30 Monday Morning..


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