Allen Ginsberg - Ballad of the Skeletons (1996)
XLD Rip | Flac (Tracks-4) Cue, Log, m3u, md5, st5, ffp | complete Artwork 300 dpi | 166 MBRock, Poetry | 1996 | Mercury Records | 697 120 101-2
The single The Ballad of the Skeletons, Ginsbergs final recorded release, is his musical masterpiece and deserves to be considered one of the most passionate, powerful, and articulate performances in the history of rock. Backed by a gang of high-profile pals (Philip Glass on keyboards; Lenny Kaye on bass; Paul McCartney on guitar, organ, and drums (!); plus crack session guitarists David Mansfield and Marc Ribot), Ginsberg intones the words of 66 skeletons, each of which represents some aspect of global (particularly American) society's cultural and political landscape.