Girlie Action is absolutely thrilled to present Mike Edison: pornographer, punk-rocker, pro-wrestler, former publisher of “that dope rag” High Times magazine, and chronicler of Bourbon Street strippers, nymphomaniac housewives, and motorcycle daredevils for such outlaw broadsides as Penthouse and Hustler. As he confesses gleefully in the lead-off track of his new spoken-word album (produced by Jon Spencer), “That’s not a résumé, that’s a crime scene.”
Edison has distilled over two decades of his illicit adventures into his new memoir,
I Have Fun Everywhere I Go: Savage Tales of Pot, Porn, Punk Rock, Pro Wrestling, Talking Apes, Evil Bosses, Dirty Blues, American Heroes, and the Most Notorious Magazines in the World (Faber and Faber), and this beatnik bop and punk-rock boogaloo companion piece of the same name.
I Have Fun Everywhere I Go the album is rife with Jon Spencer’s sonic hoodoo: fuzz guitars and blues explosions, science-fiction synthesizers, swirling church organs, and howling spookhouse theremins percolate behind Edison’s hilarious, no-holds-barrred storytelling and greasy sidewalk preaching. A sick brew of Lenny Bruce and Jack Kerouac, with high notes of Tom Waits, Sun Ra, and Richard Pryor, I Have Fun Everywhere I Go marks a revolutionary turn for the spoken word record.