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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hey Jack Kerouac/10,000 Maniacs

A song about the Beat Generation writers--"the San Francisco beat boys," as the lyrics have it--from 10,000 Maniacs' 1987 album In My Tribe. Jack Kerouac is front and center, but also featured are Allen Ginsberg (Allen baby, why so jaded?/Have the boys all grown up and their beauty faded?) and William Burroughs (Billy, what a saint they've made you/just like Mary down in Mexico on All Souls' Day). Howl!

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