I totally agree with the high estimation of Raymond's Factory series, a
trilogy that expanded to five books. I'm kind of anal about reading
series in order, so take my comments with a grain of salt, but I think
the Factory series should be read in order, as certain aspects of the
narrator's life are revealed.
And Steve wrote:
"There are also recordings of him reading with members of Gallon Drunk
rock group doing the music ..available on Netflix (I got it about 6
The above is an abridged version of I Was Dora Suarez. There are two
other recordings of Raymond reading that I'm aware of:
He read from He Died with His Eyes Open at "Disobey," a series of
performances, mostly music, hosted by the British label Blast First. It
was recorded just a few days before he died. It was released on Search
& Destroy, a double 10" record (yes, record) put out by the shortlived Purr magazine and Blast First. A portion of it was used on a double CD called "3 Fingers and a Fumb," but it only uses a bit in a long musique concrete aural collage of many of those who appeared at Disobey. Both are long out of print, as far as I know.
A CD of Raymond reading his short story Changeless Susan over music by
the Clit Cops was bundled with the hardback edition of Rotor Nebel, a
German translation of Raymond's last (non-Factory) book, Not Till the
Red Fog Rises. Oh, Raymond reads in English, not German. Have no idea
about the availability of this CD.
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