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The folks at Flavorwire have compiled this list of “All-Time Coolest Author/Musician Collaborations” and among the list are Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell (which we recently covered here), Allen Ginsberg and The Clash, Kurt Cobain and William S. Burroughs, and others.
About the Cobain/Burroughs collab they write:
Cult author William S. Burroughs has influenced scores of other artists, particularly musicians, and has collaborated with everyone from Laurie Anderson to Tom Waits to Ministry, but our favorite is definitely The “Priest” They Called Him, a 1992 holiday album in which Kurt Cobain plays dissonant guitar interpretations of Christmas songs while Burroughs reads his story out in a steely deadpan. Happy Holidays to one and all.
Make the jump to read them all.