Jon Langford, Link Wray, Dean Blackwood (Revenant Records) interviews
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):
Indie gadfly interrogated
"Interviewing Jon Langford is no piece of cake. It's not the Welsh
accent. Trying to listen to what he said on the tape recorder and
hear under your own cackle of laughter can take many listens. You
know that he started the literate punk band The Mekons in the late
70's. Who doesn't? But then there's all those other bands. The Waco
Brothers. The Pine Valley Cosmonauts. And that's just this week!"
John Fahey's legacy - Dean Blackwood interview
"In ten years of the label's existence, Revenant has successfully
played by its own idiosyncratic rules, choosing to focus on just a
few releases a year (sometimes less). In carefully picking where to
concentrate their energies, Revenant's Dean Blackwood has managed to
appeal to the most obsessive music fans, through expressing both a
reverence for the music in the research and design of their reissue
packages, as well as a certain irreverence in presentation..."
His strange, sad story- an extensive biography including interviews
with the man himself
"Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? Link Wray knew. Wray
had been on both sides of the switchblade and knew neither end was
very pretty. If you have any violence in you, any frustrated desires
or uncontrollable urges, Link's your man. His instrumentals can
unleash the bats in your belfry. Listen and you feel like you can hit
the gas and outrun any cop, any creditor, any bad memory."
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