T.S. Eliot returns as a rapper—backed by Ballistic Angels

It was in 1925 that T.S. Eliot recorded his masterpiece The Hollow Men—the same year Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded his first tracks and over a decade before Robert Johnson did so. Now T.S. Eliot’s own voice returns in a brand-new production by Ballistic Angels with an extensively edited cut-up version of Eliot’s original readings.

Mr. Eliot’s vocals are backed by Ballistic Angels with a steady beat in the tradition of Moe Tucker with whining slide guitars in a blended style of Blind Willie Johnson and Kid Congo Powers.

Ballistic Angels is a recycling music project run by Mårten Thavenius.