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Any good spoken word?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Superdave, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    Anyone have any recommendations for some good spoken word?
  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Mitch Hedberg's album. "Strategic Grill Locations", it even has bass accompaniment!

    I haven't heard a whole album of hers, but I'm a big fan of Ursula Rucker's poetry. You might know her from the intro and end tracks from all the Roots albums.
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    One word: Henry Rollins.
  4. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Saul Williams has some good stuff, some of it is to music, some not.
  5. Velvet Underground- White Light, White Heat. :D
  6. Jello Biafra-"I blow minds for a living"
    ...if you are looking for comedy-any George Carlin(I saw him in concert a while ago...) The new Lenny Bruce box set...if you don't mind spending $80...
  7. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Try some Gil Scott-Heron.
  8. csholtmeier


    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    +1 for Henry Rollins. I saw his live spoken word performance earlier this year. Witty, intelligent and thought-provoking.
  9. All the Bill Hicks CDs, concerts, DVDs etc etc - the man is a God.

    Also if you haven't been listening to it on Radio 4, when they were playing it recently, but the original Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy is just brilliant - great cast and great realisation, it's one you'll happily listen to again and again. :)

    If you've never heard of it go here for all the info you'll ever need:


    - if you haven't read the books by Douglas Adams (RIP) I suggest you get acquianted with them, they're excellent as well.
  10. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
  11. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    I'll check these out, thanks!