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AUDIO: Hunter S. Thompson (1999)

Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1999

Between lengthy expositions on conspiracy theories and American politics, the Godfather of Gonzo Journalism expounds on the music he selected for "personal favourites" album Where Were You When the Fun Stopped: his love of Robert Mitchum; his friendship with Jimmy Buffett; and on his relationship with music and how Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was written to the sound of the Stones' Get Your Ya Ya's Out.


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