"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours." - HST

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS is an audio play, with backing music, based on Hunter S. Thompson's classic book. It was recorded to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the book's publishing. The musical background includes several classic rock songs referenced by the text.

Principal cast includes: Harry Dean Stanton (narrator); Jim Jarmusch (Duke); Maury Chaykin (Gonzo); George Segal (Dr. Bloomquist); Joan Cusack (Lucy); Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone Editor); Todd Snider (Hitchhiker); Harry Shearer (Cop At Flamingo Registration, Executive Director and Police Chief At D.A. Conference, Biker At Mint 400, Lacerda, Dwarf, Sound Equipment Man, Voices Of Nixon and Walter Cronkite); Buck Henry (Desk Clerk); Jimmy Buffett (Cop In Desert).

A theater-of-the-mind, 25th anniversary audio version of Hunter Thompson's substance-fueled journey into the savage heart of the American Dream, performed with obvious relish by a dream cast of counterculture vets and latter-day hipsters. Among the standouts: Harry Stanton as the dryly laconic narrator, downtown filmmaker Jim Jarmusch as the Duke (Thompson's alter ego), Buck Henry as a sinister desk clerk, and Spinal Tap's Harry Shearer as a fatuous police chief. This was recorder before Terry Gilliam's 1998 film version with Johnny Depp, and in some ways it's even more faithful to its mad, visionary source material.

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (Nov 19, 1996)

1. Intro / On The Road To Las Vegas - (Hunter S. Thompson)
02. Strange Medicine In The Desert...
03. Covering The Story...Ugliness And Failure
04. Night On The Town...Drug Frenzy At The Circus-Circus, A
05. Paranoid Terror...A Flashing Of Knives And Green Water
06. Savage Invitation From The Police, A
07. AAWW, Mama, Can This Really Be The End...Down And Out In Vegas With Amphetamine Psychosis Again
08. Another Day, Another Convertible And Another Hotel Full Of Cops
09. Savage Lucy
10. Terrible Experience With Extremely Dangerous Drugs, A
11. Getting Down To Business...Opening Day Of The Drugs Convention
12. Breakdown On Paradise Boulevard
13. Heavy Duty At The Airport...
14. The End Of The Road / Outro - (Hunter S. Thompson)



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