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When Kurt Cobain Met William S. Burroughs

Although "The "Priest" They Called Him" might be the most obscure thing in Kurt Cobain’s discography, it’s probably the best selling musical collaboration of William S Burroughs’s recording career. In 1992, Cobain contacted his hero about working on something together. Burroughs sent him a tape of a reading he had done of a short story originally published in his Exterminator collection in 1973 and Cobain added some guitar backing based on “Silent Night” and “To Anacreon in Heaven.” It was originally released as a limited edition 10-inch EP picture disc on Tim/Kerr Records in 1993, it was subsequently re-released...