February122013
“If the Grateful Dead came to town, I’d beat my way in with a fucking tire iron, if necessary. I think Workingman’s Dead is the heaviest thing since Highway 61 and “Mr. Tambourine Man”” Fear and Loathing in America - Hunter S. Thompson (via otheeggo)

(Source: tie-dyed-ocean)

November242012
September142012
“I’ve been arguing for years now that music is the New Literature, that Dylan is the 1960s’ answer to Hemingway.” Hunter S. Thompson on Bob Dylan (source)
September132012

batcountryword:

“That is where I went wrong, I guess — listening to WLAC & driving all night across Tennessee in a stolen car that wouldn’t be reported for three days. That is how I got introduced to the Howlin’ Wolf. We didn’t know him, but we liked him & we knew what he was talking about. I Smell A Rat is a pure rock & roll monument to the axiom that says “There is no such thing as Paranoia.” The Wolf could kick out the jams, but he had a melancholy side to him. He could tear your heart out like the worst kind of honky tonk. If history judges a man by his heroes, like they say, then let the record show that Howlin’ Wolf was one of mine. He was a monster.” - Hunter S. Thompson

September122012

Raoul Duke’s favourite music.

strangetalesfromastrangetime:

In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson took the time to compose a list of his favourite music of the 1960s (which he posed as “Raoul Duke’s” favourite music) in a letter to his editors at Rolling Stone.

1)      Herbie Mann’s 1969 Memphis Underground

2)      Bob Dylan’s 1965 Bringing It All Back Home (especially noted as    “Mr. Tambourine Man” in his letter)

3)      Dylan’s 1965 Highway 61 Revisited

4)      The Grateful Dead’s 1970 Workingman’s Dead

5)      The Rolling Stones’ 1969 Let it Bleed

6)      Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 Buffalo Springfield

7)      Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 Surrealistic Pillow

8)      Roland Kirk’s “various albums”

9)      Miles Davis’s 1959 Sketches of Spain

10)     Sandy Bull’s 1965 Inventions

September112012
Several writers and artists were tapped to select their favorite songs for a series of mixes in 1999 called “Songbook Series.” Among them were Clive Barker, Robert Crumb, and Hunter S. Thompson. Here’s what Hunter picked:
Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
I Smell A Rat - Howlin’ Wolf
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
The Hula-Hula Boys - Warren Zevon
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
The Wild Side of Life / It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Hank Thompson feat. Kitty Wells & Tanya Tucker
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett
Stars On The Water - Rodney Crowell
Carmelita - Flaco Jiminez feat. Dwight Yoakam
Why Don’t We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett
American Pie - Don McClean
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
The Weight - The Band
Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Herbie Mann

Several writers and artists were tapped to select their favorite songs for a series of mixes in 1999 called “Songbook Series.” Among them were Clive Barker, Robert Crumb, and Hunter S. Thompson. Here’s what Hunter picked:

  1. Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
  2. I Smell A Rat - Howlin’ Wolf
  3. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  4. The Hula-Hula Boys - Warren Zevon
  5. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  6. The Wild Side of Life / It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Hank Thompson feat. Kitty Wells & Tanya Tucker
  7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  9. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  10. If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett
  11. Stars On The Water - Rodney Crowell
  12. Carmelita - Flaco Jiminez feat. Dwight Yoakam
  13. Why Don’t We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett
  14. American Pie - Don McClean
  15. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
  16. The Weight - The Band
  17. Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
  18. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Herbie Mann

(Source: )

July282012
“The mind and body must be subjected to extreme stimulus, by means of drugs and music.” Hunter S. Thompson (via pyrrhic-victoria)
May242012
May92012
“Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” Hunter S. Thompson (via jamareya)

(Source: en.wikiquote.org, via jamareya)

July172011

Q: What kind of music are you listening to?

HST: Let’s see. I just got the new Bob Dylan box set from the Rolling Thunder tour from 1975. It’s kind of a big package with a book and several CDs in there. It’s maybe the best rock and roll album I’ve ever heard

Q: You don’t think that was after his peak?

HST: Shit. You really are dumb. You have to listen to it and find out. If you think that, you really are ignorant. What do you want to talk about—Eminem?

Hunter S. Thompson (Rolling Stone interview 2003)

(Source: carefulwiththataxeeugene)

April212011
February212011

another-fictional-reality:

James Booker - Gonzo

This was Hunter S. Thompson’s favorite song. THIS is where the origin of “Gonzo” Journalism came from. According to his biography, he was really wild for the flute parts.

(Source: myraerzsebetstone)

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