Dave Rice 8:30 a.m., Sept. 5
After the big-label era...Banana Dang!
“When they wanted someone to talk to the TV cameras, no one was dressed for it.”
Look out for the Loons, London
“Bands from the 1960s evolved based on the technology. We ignored technological advances ... the evolutions are personal.”
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.”
John Reis waxes surf rock
“I think people make up their mind whether they’re going to like something before they even hear it.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
“As things started to really break for me, I was blowing relationships and embarrassing myself in a lot of ways.”
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.”
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 ...