Musician Interviews

Belle and Sebastian's latest LP may sound like a disco album but it's not

“When we talk about ‘disco’ we have different ideas. I think of Arthur Russell and underground dance music.”

Day the music died

After the big-label era...Banana Dang!

“When they wanted someone to talk to the TV cameras, no one was dressed for it.”

Loony in La Mesa

Look out for the Loons, London

“Bands from the 1960s evolved based on the technology. We ignored technological advances ... the evolutions are personal.”

Mod and pop

Agreed, Kung Fu Monkeys, punk and ska will never die

“Five years ago here in Tijuana and all of Mexico was in a cartel drug war. Order has been restored.”

Swami’s new trip

John Reis waxes surf rock

“I think people make up their mind whether they’re going to like something before they even hear it.”

Familiar but different

No degrees of separation between Sal and Archie and Sly

“Don’t ask me to work on your car. I don’t currently have the right tools.”

I am the Delta Lady

Joe Cocker lifted Rita Coolidge

“Joe was very private, almost shy. I think the reason why he drank and did the other stuff was to bring himself out.”

Blame it on college

Ed Ghost’s “long hair, don’t care” drummer lists his hits.

“I’m pretty dang happy right now...a steady paycheck would be groovy, though.”

The abundant life of Peter Kuhn

“As things started to really break for me, I was blowing relationships and embarrassing myself in a lot of ways.”

Hardcore roots

Itai Faierman on John Waters and his fifth-grade teacher

“John Waters asked for my number so we could talk about our mutual love of pre–World War II documentaries. He never called.”

More punch to the gut

Ben Johnson holds the unique position of watching rock shows for a living and occasionally gracing the same stage. He has walked through the door at the Casbah hundreds of times to clock in for ...

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