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The Nova Convention (1979), front and back covers

The Nova Convention (1979), front and back covers

The Nova Convention (1979), inside spread

The Nova Convention (1979), inside spread

The Nova Convention

Side One
1. Terry Southern – Vignette of Idealistic Life in South Texas
2. William S. Burroughs – Keynote commentary & Roosevelt After Inauguration
3. John Giorno – Eating The Sky
4. Patti Smith – Poem For Jim Morrison & Bumblebee

Side Two
1. William S. Burroughs – Benway
2. Philip Glass – Building, excerpt from Einstein On The Beach by Robert Wilson & Philip Glass
3. Brion Gysin – Kick That Habit, Junk Is No Good Baby, Somebody Special & Blue Baboon
4. Frank Zappa – The Talking Asshole
5. William S. Burroughs – From The Gay Gun: "This Is Kim Carson," "Just Like The Collapse Of Any Currency," & "The Whole Tamale"

Side Three
1. William S. Burroughs – What The Nova Convention Is About
2. Ed Sanders – Hymn To Aphrodite from Sappho
3. John Cage – Writing For The Second Time Through Finnegans Wake
4. Anne Waldman – Plutonium Ode & Skin Meat Bones

Side Four
1. Laurie Anderson & Julia Heyward – Song from America On The Move
2. Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky – Punk Rock, Old Pond; Feeding Them Raspberries To Grow, & Nurses Song
3. William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Timothy Leary, Les Levine & Robert Anton Wilson – Conversations

Recorded at Entermedia Theater, New York, December 1 & 2, 1978

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