In 1993 seminal Beat Generation writer and infamous heroin junkie William S. Burroughs recorded a spoken word record with seminal Grunge Rock musician and infamous heroin junkie Kurt Cobain. The record was based on Burroughs short story The "Priest" They Called Him. Burroughs provides a dead-pan delivery, with Cobain provides a dissonant guitar backing based on "Silent Night" and "To Anacreon In Heaven". Originally released as a limited edition 10-inch picture disc in July 1993, the same month that Cobain had a heroin overdose.
The story of The "Priest" They Called Him first appeared in Burroughs 1973 short story collection Exterminator!, and has a similar feel to his other short story The Junky's Christmas from 1989.
The "Priest" is an otherwise nameless heroin addict trying to score a fix on Christmas Eve, rather than Christmas Day in the Junky's story. The young man of the Junky's story is here a Mexican boy, and instead of returning to his room to receive an "immaculate fix" for his charitable act, the "Priest" lies back on his bed and dies.
Interestingly Burroughs had a role in the 1989 movie Drugstore Cowboy, playing Tom the Priest.