Music from Hunter Thompson: The Writer's Playlist
Hunter was an ardent music lover and connoisseur of psychedelic music from the 60s and 70s. It is also known that he hated disco. Well, you can understand it...
In 1970, he wrote to Rolling Stone editor John Lombardo:
"I resent your suggestion that music - it's not my forte, because for the last few years I've been advocating that music - it's new literature that dylan - the answer of the 1960s to Hemingway and that the main voice of the 70s will be recording and video recording instead of the books we are used to.
So… A selection of soulful music from the American journalist and author who created the genre known as “gonzo journalism,” a highly personal reporting style that has made Thompson a counterculture icon…
"Too wild to live, too rare to die."