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Artist
Bill Frisell & Hunter S. Thompson
ReleaseProduct
The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved
Label
Shimmy-Disc
Catalogue Number
SHIMMY2011DIGITAL
Release Date
July 15, 2022

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Press Release

For the first time ever released on vinyl, this brilliant 2012 LP features an all-star cast of musicians and actors lead by Tim Robbins, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Ralph Steadman, Annie Ross, John Joyce III and Will Forte. Hunter S. Thompson's classic Gonzo reportage on the 1970 Kentucky Derby is summoned brilliantly to life through spoken word and musical composition. Conceived by executive producer Michael Minzer for his Paris Records label, the project was produced by Hal Willner, who brought Bill Frisell in as composer/arranger/conductor. Bill then asesmbled a stellar group of musicians including Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Ron Miles (trumpet), Eyvind Kang (viola), Doug Weiselman (woodwinds), Jenny Scheinman (violin), Hank Roberts (cello) and Kenny Wolleson (drums, percussion). Ralph Steadman does double duty portraying himself in the narration and contributing original artwork for the project. In 2021, Kramer re-Mastered the original audio for this historic re-release on limited-edition 'Horse-Shit Brown' vinyl for his Shimmy-Disc label.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Overture (My Old Kentucky Home) Hunter S. Thompson 1:08 Buy

    Overture (My Old Kentucky Home)

  2. 2 I Got Off The Plane Around Midnight... Hunter S. Thompson 3:34 Buy

    I Got Off The Plane Around Midnight...

  3. 3 At The Airport Newsstand Hunter S. Thompson 3:03 Buy

    At The Airport Newsstand

  4. 4 The Next Day Was Heavy... Hunter S. Thompson 6:05 Buy

    The Next Day Was Heavy...

  5. 5 The Governor, A Swinish Neo-Nazi Hack... Hunter S. Thompson 4:58 Buy

    The Governor, A Swinish Neo-Nazi Hack...

  6. 6 Entr'acte Hunter S. Thompson 2:03 Buy
  7. 7 On Our Way Back To The Motel Hunter S. Thompson 2:49 Buy

    On Our Way Back To The Motel

  8. 8 It Was Saturday Morning, The Day Of The Big Race... Hunter S. Thompson 5:54 Buy

    It Was Saturday Morning, The Day Of The Big Race...

  9. 9 In A Box Not Far From Ours... Hunter S. Thompson 3:53 Buy

    In A Box Not Far From Ours...

  10. 10 Sometime Around 10:30 Monday Morning... Hunter S. Thompson 5:13 Buy

    Sometime Around 10:30 Monday Morning...

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