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The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved…Album!

October 9, 2009

Hey folks,

Just received a heads up on this very exciting project. Many thanks to Rupe for spotting this and getting in touch!

So why I am so excited? How does a spoken word album of The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, starring Tim Robbins as Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman as … well, Ralph Steadman, sound to your Gonzo ears? Believe it or not the project is almost finished and should be coming to light by either the end of the year or early 2010 on Paris Records. Michael Minzer, founder of Paris Records, recently discussed the project with the Evergreenreview, and by the sounds of it we are in for a real treat.

According to Minzer, Robbins’ take on Hunter is the best he has ever heard. He is also thinking of releasing the record on vinyl only, at least for its initial release. Whatever form the release does take it will include previously unpublished photos taken by Steadman at the Derby in 1970!

I want this now!

Check out the entire interview with Michael Minzer here, you have to scroll down half way to read about the project and see a photo of Ralph and Tim recording their parts.

Ron

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. esbee permalink
    October 10, 2009 2:16 am

    Wow. Yes please. I will take two. Thanks for always keeping us up to date on all things HST Ron.

  2. October 10, 2009 3:31 am

    God lord, that sounds fantastic!

  3. Conan Troutman permalink
    October 10, 2009 3:26 pm

    Cant wait to hear that!

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  1. Paris Records – The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved! « Totally Gonzo
  2. Review: The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved (Various Artists/Spoken Word – Paris/429 Records) « Totally Gonzo – The Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism Community

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