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the talking asshole  

198? 7"-bootleg ?? safe records

from "Glass Finger's Big Bad But Beautiful Book of Beefheart Bootlegs - Volume #1" (Apocalypse) / 1993 :
Zappa!! reads... The Talking Asshole
The Soots - Wasp Man (Metal Man) Has Hornets Wings
45 RPM 7" single with black on yellow lagel / wrap-round sleeve which says 1981 Safe Records and has Frank in ornate sun-glasses on one side and Don Vliet in a Shiny Beast publicity shot on the other. Frank was recorded reading "The Talking Asshole", from William Burroughs' novel "Naked Lunch", at The Nova Convention, December 2, 1978 and was issued on "The Nova Convention LP" (1979), "You're a Hook LP" (1983 and also recently on "Cash Cow, The Best Of Giorno Poetry Systems, 1965 - 1993" which features a nice BW photo of Frank Zappa and Burroughs. Side 2 has the pre-Magic Band (Was Man) / (Metal Man) has (Hornets) / (Won His) Wings (delete as applicable) credited to The Soots."


side a

  1. the talking asshole

side b

  1. metal man has won his wings