**Didn't Ornette Coleman do most of the music for the 'Naked Lunch' movie? If I'm mistaken, well, Ornette still seems pretty right on to me. ....O, and maybe Albert Ayler also, you know, really on-the-edge, screeching, driving jazz, not exactly fun to listen to, almost uncomfortable, but what do you want? Pharoah Sanders? Ha ha ha.
**Only "new wave" I can think of would be, uh, um . . . Pere Ubu? Those first two albums seem pretty fitting . . . "If the devil comes / We'll shoot him with a gun".... I can't imagine Burroughs listening to any of it, but yeah, the 'Dub Housing' album seems to fit pretty well, at least to my mind . . . I mean, what do you want? Devo?? Ha ha ha. No thank you friend.
**Velvet Underground definitely.... O, play 'Heroin' if you feel you have to even though it'll make everyone leave the party.... I was thinking more 'Waiting For The Man', 'I'll Be Your Mirror', or hell, practically anything off the 2nd album, especially 'Lady Godiva'....
**Yeah, Jelly Roll Morton, the Duke, Cab Calloway, I think Burroughs referenced here & there, -- O and definitely Fats Waller who I love, but I wonder if WSB actually liked even though he referred to him also, seems very un-Burroughs, 'Your Feets Too Big' and so on but who knows? maybe that was right up his alley.... "Mrs. Throckmorton mercy mercy me . . . have some caviar? Why certainly, certainly . . . boy you can't eat no chitlins in here, you in the Waldorf...."
**And then yes, some really weird "sound" pieces . . . I'm thinking maybe Steve Reich's 'Come Out To Show Them' piece, -- I remember reading somewhere WSB talking about certain people have these voices and ways of saying things that are just marked and "always cut through the bullshit" and the original phrase used for the piece was just that, -- a kid was arrested for murder and was recorded saying to the cops "I had to open the bruise up and let the bruise blood come out to show them." --And then you have the piece basically repeating "come out to show them" over & over with reverb & splicing and so on with this really great hypnotic effect....
**O, and W.C. Fields recordings, maybe where he's fighting Charlie McCarthy on the radio . . . "Go way or I'll throw a grub on yeh".... WSB & Jack Kerouac got a lot of material from his stuff, it's essential. Maybe just have one loop of W.C. in 'The Bank Dick' meeting his daughter's boyfriend, -- "Father, this is Og Oggilby." -- "Og Oggilby? Hmp, sounds like a bubble in a bathtub!" which was too clever for the censors of the day. --Incidentally friends they just put out a DVD box set of W.C. films and that scene in 'My Little Chickadee' where Fields is talking about kicking the woman at the bar after she throws the "melaaaange of cream cheese, succotash, and mayonnaise" in his face ("Ever kick a woman in her midriff? Why I almost hurt my toe!") is one of the funniest things ever and just as funny as anything WSB ever wrote.... OK, stop, stop.