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Gary Lucas has recorded, live to DAT in his living room(!), a track with legendary singer/songwriter/scenemaker Bob Neuwirth for an album of duets to be released next year on Watermelon Records. Bob has cut solo albums on Geffen and last year had an album on MCA with John Cale (Velvet Underground) called "Last Days on Earth."

Gary says of the song: "We cut a truly haunting track with him singing and playing my Gibson J-45 (which I *never* lend out with only rare exceptions—same is true of all my gear—I even turned Vernon Reid down when he was recording the first Living Colour album and wanted to borrow my National steel) and me playing space guitar on the Strat plus delays...I haven't been able to get this tune out of my head since we cut it and I hope the record comes out soon so you guys can savor it."

More Soundtracks: Gary has just recorded music for an upcoming independent feature film directed by Philip Hartman entitled "Eerie." The soundtrack recording is being supervised by Philip's brother Jesse Hartman (a member of the band Sammy), and will also feature the New York City guitar talent of Marc Ribot and Lee Renaldo.

Gary was thrilled to accompany poet (and new Lucas fan!) Allen Ginsberg on guitar at a recent art opening at the Parsons School of Design for the political graphic comic book "Third World War." Allen Ginsberg appreciated Gary's accompaniment so much that he bestowed a signed copy of the poem/song he performed, "A Ballad of the Skeletons," on Gary (who was delighted to tell Ginsberg his first album is titled "Skeleton at the Feast"!).

A song recently recorded by Gary Lucas, Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens and Frank Black entitiled "Local Girls" is to be included on a Graham Parker tribute album out in January of 1996, produced by Jon Tiven, for Buy Or Die Records.