Monday, January 19, 2015

Orson Welles: The Begatting of the President

The Ascendancy of Richard Nixon: The King James version. This dead-on, Old Testament-mythological satire was written by Myron Roberts, Lincoln Haynes, and Sasha Gilien and performed by Welles in 1969 at a time when Nixon had only been in office for 100 days, so it only deals with the run-up to his reign...pity they didn't do a sequel in 1975. Play this album in a double-header with National Lampoon's Missing White House Tapes (or Robert Altman's Secret Honor) and get ready for a wing-ding of a drunken night at home, beating your head against the wall.

L.B. Jenesis
The Defoliation of Eden
Burn, Pharaoh, Burn
The Coming of Richard
The Pacification of Goliath
Paradise Bossed
The Raising of Richard
The Book of Hubert
The Ascension

Album audio & artwork

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1 comment:

  1. Downloading now. But I had to comment that, regardless of what Nixon's failures were, relative to the modern republican party, he's looking pretty good. Of course, on the modern scale of things, Nixon was a flaming liberal.

    "Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for; but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him." - Hunter S. Thompson

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