18 agosto 2011

Drag City pubblica in tre spezzoni una recente conversazione a distanza tra Van Dyke Parks e Sean O'Hagan. Nella prima parte si parla tra le altre cose del più recente album degli High Llamas, Talahomi Way, e di due classici album di Parks, Discover AmericaJump!.

"Not only do the maestros discuss the latest Llama opus ("a series of wonderful vignettes... for the ear!", says Van Dyke Parks), but they touch on such juicy subjects as the "psychedelic meat market" of late 60s San Francisco as well as Parks' legendary Discover America and Jump! records. Just off a UK Tour and full of stories to boot, Sean gets to swap anecdotes with one of his greatest heroes. Van Dyke is a master storyteller and here he reveals tales of working with Robert Altman, plus why he never worked with the Jefferson Airplane ("they were too high!"). And that's just the tip of the freakin' iceberg".