Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

70 Minutes in Hell (1969)

  1. Buffalo Bill (3:03)
  2. A Little Atomic Bomb (1:34)
  3. The Hairy Hairy Fist (5:58)
  4. An Action Afternoon (2:19)
  5. Finish (3:09)
  6. No Charge (0:49)
  7. Something for the Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks and You
  8. Love Is A Piece Of Paper Torn To Bits (0:52)
  9. Songs For Sadists Without A Place To Sit Down (2:17)
  10. The Genius Of The Crowd (3:57)
  11. Farewell, Foolish Objects (5:09)
  12. Experience (3:21)
  13. At The End Of Feet The Blackbird Walks (4:37)
  14. I May Make Paris In The Morning (1:28)
  15. Men And The Sun (5:54)
  16. The Japanese Wife (2:52)
  17. Bukowski Still At It (5:05)
  18. Freedom (3:29)
  19. True Story (4:06)

70 Minutes in Hell, a German home recording made in 1969 of Charles Bukowski. What makes this so compelling is that nobody can read Bukowski like Bukowski.

The Buk's 60-plus books offer a glimpse into the world of horse tracks, seedy bars, and sleazy LA rooming houses. 70 Minutes in Hell, with its haphazard recording (replete with comments to the German dude making the recording and the sound of traffic passing by) gives us some insight into the world of an aloof, desperate and drunken man disinterested in the normalities of society.

Regardless whether you're an insomniac, a narcoleptic or none of the above, if you're a Buk fan you need to listen.

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