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(Some Guy)   We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when this list of Hunter S. Thompson's favorite songs began to take hold   (faroutmagazine.co.uk) divider line
    More: Cool, Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo journalism, jazz wizardry of Herbie Mann, eclectic mix, gruff blues stylings of Howlin, chosen tunes, defining anthem of the 1960s, various ways  
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2021-08-13 7:29:20 PM  
Pretty sure that Herbie Mann would turn up on it; he'd mentioned Memphis Underground before if not Battle Hymn specifically.
 
2021-08-13 7:30:45 PM  
Herbie Mann - Battle Hymn Of The Republic (1969)
Youtube DJT_acVUjV4
 
2021-08-13 7:36:07 PM  
Tammy: Debbie Reynolds
Youtube etExP7050GI

Figured that would be on there.
 
2021-08-13 7:47:23 PM  
Figured Warren Zevon would be there, they were buds.
 
2021-08-13 8:00:27 PM  

mekkab: Figured Warren Zevon would be there, they were buds.


2 songs

/enjoy every sandwich
//ahwooo-whoo
///RIP
 
2021-08-13 8:20:41 PM  
I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.
 
2021-08-13 8:25:13 PM  
Huh, White Rabbit. Totally different expect that.

/s
 
2021-08-13 8:34:22 PM  
I recently read Generation of Swine, and amused by his references to Trump.
 
2021-08-13 8:50:13 PM  

IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.


He liked music of his time.  How odd.
Could be that liking music doesn't entail being fanatical about it, or always exploring.  It may be for some people; other people just like a good tune.
 
2021-08-13 9:07:03 PM  

Spice Must Flow: I recently read Generation of Swine, and amused by his references to Trump.


I like most of his work. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail was especially good if you familiarize yourself with the time it was written.
 
2021-08-13 9:13:04 PM  
For chaos and interesting anecdotes, you can't go wrong with Hell's Angels* or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

*The odder of the two. It involves Thompson and Timothy Leary introducing the Hell's Angels to Acid and Shrooms at one point and how that effected the bikers' drug trade. The Hell's Angels also tried to light Thompson on fire at one point. Anyway, it's a great look at the early days of that biker club/ gang.
 
2021-08-13 9:54:50 PM  
Every single one of those songs faring sucks
 
2021-08-13 10:14:58 PM  

Billy Liar: He liked music of his time.  How odd.
Could be that liking music doesn't entail being fanatical about it, or always exploring.  It may be for some people; other people just like a good tune.


Maybe it's a coincidence but most of the older people in my family had pretty diverse tastes over genres and decades and they weren't musicians or anything.

That said I have had friends with "boomer" parents with extremely narrow musical tastes, so I have seen it before.
 
2021-08-13 10:34:31 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Billy Liar: He liked music of his time.  How odd.
Could be that liking music doesn't entail being fanatical about it, or always exploring.  It may be for some people; other people just like a good tune.

Maybe it's a coincidence but most of the older people in my family had pretty diverse tastes over genres and decades and they weren't musicians or anything.

That said I have had friends with "boomer" parents with extremely narrow musical tastes, so I have seen it before.


Huh. It's almost as if every generation is similar. Teens pick music to annoy their parents and later grow to appreciate their parents' music.
 
2021-08-13 10:35:13 PM  
Then older music depending on the person.
 
2021-08-13 10:52:05 PM  
The Terry Gilliam film had a soundtrack representative of Thompson's tastes.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (7/10) Movie CLIP - The High Water Mark (1998) HD
Youtube vUgs2O7Okqc
 
2021-08-14 12:34:17 AM  
boomer likes boomer music. film at 11
 
2021-08-14 12:46:37 AM  

mekkab: Figured Warren Zevon would be there, they were buds.


Somehow "Werewolves of Barstow" never became a hit.
 
2021-08-14 2:26:29 AM  
He liked music that you buy at a gas station
 
2021-08-14 4:26:35 AM  

baron von doodle: For chaos and interesting anecdotes, you can't go wrong with Hell's Angels* or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

*The odder of the two. It involves Thompson and Timothy Leary introducing the Hell's Angels to Acid and Shrooms at one point and how that effected the bikers' drug trade. The Hell's Angels also tried to light Thompson on fire at one point. Anyway, it's a great look at the early days of that biker club/ gang.


The SFPD decided to very obviously follow around the HA chapter president. Dude rode his bike out to Seacliff. Stopped in front of a house had a smoke.


Rode to a house in the Richmond, stopped, had a smoke


Out to the Sunset . Another house, had a smoke

It was at that point they figured out each of the houses belonged to the parents of very senior SFPD officers.


The HA's didn't have much trouble from the cops after that
 
2021-08-14 11:59:31 AM  

IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.


He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.
 
2021-08-14 12:47:35 PM  

FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.


Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.
 
2021-08-14 1:40:53 PM  

FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.


No one was expecting that. Personally I thought he'd have been more partial to the likes of The Jam, The Sonics, MC5, The Modern Lovers, etc.
 
2021-08-14 3:11:24 PM  
In a rare candid interview, Thompson mentions his love of the group "Men Without Hats".

"They're not wearing hats! Get it? Fantastic. And that Safety Dance - be careful! Ha!"
 
2021-08-14 7:07:44 PM  

Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.


He was not a regular person
 
2021-08-14 9:02:25 PM  

chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person


Whatyya mean?

"We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."
"O Christ," I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said sharply. "Or I'll put the leeches on you." He grinned, seeming to understand. Luckily, the noise in the car was so awful - between the wind and the radio and the tape machine - that the kid in the back seat couldn't hear a word we were saying. Or could he?
How long can we maintain? I wondered. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy?"
 
2021-08-14 9:33:18 PM  

chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person


Very true. He had, at the least, a superhuman level liver and kidneys.
 
2021-08-14 9:35:58 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person

Whatyya mean?

"We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."
"O Christ," I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said sharply. "Or I'll put the leeches on you." He grinned, seeming to understand. Luckily, the noise in the car was so awful - between the wind and the radio and the tape machine - that the kid in the back seat couldn't hear a word we were saying. Or could he?
How long can we maintain? I wondered. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy?"


I scared the crap out of the dental surgeon that pulled my wisdom teeth using a Thompson quote.

Count down from 10.

10, 9, 8, 7, not much longer now the weasels are closing in *unconscious*
 
2021-08-14 10:09:33 PM  

Karma Chameleon: boomer likes boomer music. film at 11


How edgy.
 
2021-08-14 10:13:08 PM  

baron von doodle: Huh, White Rabbit. Totally different expect that.

/s


Just don't throw the radio in the tub until the song hits its peak.
 
2021-08-14 10:13:51 PM  

baron von doodle: thisisyourbrainonFark: chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person

Whatyya mean?

"We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."
"O Christ," I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said sharply. "Or I'll put the leeches on you." He grinned, seeming to understand. Luckily, the noise in the car was so awful - between the wind and the radio and the tape machine - that the kid in the back seat couldn't hear a word we were saying. Or could he?
How long can we maintain? I wondered. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy?"

I scared the crap out of the dental surgeon that pulled my wisdom teeth using a Thompson quote.

Count down from 10.

10, 9, 8, 7, not much longer now the weasels are closing in *unconscious*


I like the cut of your jib!
 
2021-08-14 11:47:53 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: baron von doodle: thisisyourbrainonFark: chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person

Whatyya mean?

"We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."
"O Christ," I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said sharply. "Or I'll put the leeches on you." He grinned, seeming to understand. Luckily, the noise in the car was so awful - between the wind and the radio and the tape machine - that the kid in the back seat couldn't hear a word we were saying. Or could he?
How long can we maintain? I wondered. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy?"

I scared the crap out of the dental surgeon that pulled my wisdom teeth using a Thompson quote.

Count down from 10.

10, 9, 8, 7, not much longer now the weasels are closing in *unconscious*

I like the cut of your jib!


Thanks! The dentist asked why I said that.
*Still heavily drugged*
Hunterrrrr Thom... Thompson quote.
*Unconscious*

I don't remember that part but a nurse told me later.
 
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