Janis Joplin and Big Brother Holding Companyの『Cheap Thrills』。Robert Crumbが描いたジャケットの漫画に惹かれてね。最初の2曲以外は退屈だったな。
Q. Whose record did you buy for the first time in your life?
“Cheap Thrills” by Janis Joplin and Big Brother Holding Company. Mostly because it had cartoons by Robert Crumb on the cover. I’d get really bored after the first two songs.
The Beatles、Kiss、Cheap Trick、Devo, The Residents、R.E.M. あと、私がこれまでに好きだった他全部もね。
Q. Who is the artist/band that you were obsessed for the first time?
It went like this: The Beatles, Kiss, Cheap Trick, Devo, The Residents, R.E.M. and the rest of everything else I’ve ever loved.
1976年のPaul McCartney and Wings。8歳の時に両親が連れていってくれたんだ。最上階の席だった。寝ちゃって最後まで観られなかったな。この時と同じコンサートは『RockShow』っていうDVDになっていて、私も観たよ。
Q. Who is the first concert you went to see?
Paul McCartney and Wings. 1976. I was 8 years old and my parents took me. Nose bleed seats and I almost made it to the end of the concert but fell asleep. The same concert I saw is on DVD and it’s called RockShow.
Q. What is the instruments you bought for the first time? Do you still have them?
Bass guitar. It was a cheap plastic bass and I don’t have it any more. It wouldn’t stay in tune. The first guitar I ever had the label Subpop had to buy for me since I didn’t have an electric guitar to play live with. Always borrowed one until then.
Q. When did you play in front of the audience for the first time? Do you remember what kind of feeling?
Pretty amazing. It was a squat show at what was the shell of the frat house used in the film “Animal House”. It was playing punk rock on a dirt floor basement. I just remember being surprised that people enjoyed it.