“Stay Away From The White House”, a new (videotaped) version (with Dutch sub-titles) has emerged, from 1980, taken off Dutch television. The original is from the San Francisco State University Poetry Archives, and was recorded in 1974. The song was composed on Christmas Day (December 25) 1973
It might be interesting to compare this with the official recorded version on First Blues.
(and, indeed, with another version, recorded later that summer at Naropa – see here)
“Stay away from the White House/ Stay away I wish you well/Stay away from the White House/Or you’ll go to Vajra … Read More
Allen writes: “Read between the lines you get Orient non-attachment rather than Western addiction. Jon Sholle guitar thru pig-amp sets funky ’50’s style. (Steven) Taylor’s letter-perfect vocal harmony was practiced thru five years’ fun in Europe & America at poetry readings.”