Audio Visual

Destroy All Rational Thought
Joe Ambrose co-directed this movie about The Here To Go Show, Dublin, 1992. Starring William Burroughs, Hamri the Painter of Morocco, The Master Musicians of Joujouka. Brion Gysin

 

William Burroughs Don't Play Guitar by Islamic Diggers
Written byJoe Ambrose, Ed Upton, Frank Rynne. Features the voice of Hamri the Painter of Morocco recorded inJoujouka by Joe Ambrose and the voice of William Burroughs recorded in Kansas by Corrina McNeicen

 

He Also Took That Boat / Radio E by Alma with Joe Ambrose
Two tracks from the Chelsea Hotel Manhattan music project created by Alma with Joe Ambrose. He Also Took That Boat features Beat photographer and poet Ira Cohen reminiscing about his time in Morocco. Radio E features producer/DJ Arthur Baker on vocals

 

Hashishin by Islamic Diggers
Lyrics by Joe Ambrose. Vocals by Joe Ambrose, Frank Rynne, William Burroughs

 

Chelsea Hotel Manhattan
Joe Ambrose reading from his book Chelsea Hotel Mahattan (Headpress) on a Marrakesh Casbah rooftop. Filmed by Robbie Ambrose

 

El Fna by Islamic Diggers
Produced by Stone Roses associate Paul Schroeder, El Fna was the highlight of Islamic Diggers' live set. Lyrics by Joe Ambrose and translated from the Arabic by Christopher Wanklyn. Vocals by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne

 

L'Aitaa (The Call) by The Master Musicians of Joujouka
The legendary Moroccan trance musicians produced by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne. From the album 10% File Under Burroughs

 

Hassan in the City by Joe Ambrose
This text first appeared on a postcard printed to celebrate The Here To Go Show, subsequently on the movie Destroy All Rational Thought and finally on the album 10% File Under Burroughs – the version which appears here wih backing provided by The Master Musicians of Joujouka. From the album 10% File Under Burroughs

 

Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco
Joe Ambrose discussing his Chelsea Hotel Manhattan book at the Cafe Hafa, Tangier. The questions in Spanish, the answers in English

 
 

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