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‘Home of the Brave’: Laurie Anderson in concert (with William Burroughs)
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William S. Burroughs
Laurie Anderson
‘Home of the Brave’: Laurie Anderson in concert (with William Burroughs)

Laurie Anderson’s 1986 film, Home of the Brave, a documentation of her Mister Heartbreak concert tour, was shot in Union City, NJ, in the summer of 1985, at the Park Theater. Directed by Anderson, the film is a great record of the tightly choreographed hi-tech multmedia theatrical gimmickry she was known for at that stage of her career.

I recall thinking when Home of the Brave came out that it was an attempt to do for Laurie Anderson what Stop Making Sense had done for Talking Heads. King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew, percussionist David Van Tieghem and Joy Askew are part of her backing band and William S. Burroughs walks onstage from time to time muttering cryptic things to great effect.

Home of the Brave has never been released on DVD, although a decent torrent file made from the laserdisc is pretty easy to find. I would buy this sucker on Blu-ray in a second.

Via La Cumbuca

Posted by Richard Metzger
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