Tuesday, May 26, 2009
HELLO. KIRKWOOD DELLINGER UPDATES FOR YOU TO CHEW ON ;)
"First of all we have put up a new song. enjoy :) Secondly.. here is an excerpt lovely article and interview with my father regarding the new meat puppets record which i helped produce and played on a bit of..
Playgrounds Magazine. by Andy Johnson
"..."Smoke" is a very soft song that again features Joseph on piano and also Elmo Kirkwood, Curt's son, on lead guitar, and creates an ambiance unknown to Meat Puppets fans. This is Elmo's first time recording with his dad, but he is also credited with production assistance for the album. "He was a lot of help on this record," says Curt. "He was there to be the devil's advocate a lot of times. [Playing music] is not something I ever planned on or tried to inspire in him. He started playing music on his own and he has always been into music. He has the same kind of DNA, the same kind of approach, as Cris and I, the same spirit. So it really works. It's not a stretch to begin with, and that's gratifying. And I can look at it as being able to be that close to my kid, which is pretty cool, too, because he's really good at what he does. He's got a good ear, he knows music, and he writes a lot of songs, so he kind of knows where I'm coming from in terms of the stuff I'm doing on songs. And that was an asset to be able to help me get everybody else to [focus]. The song has to be the ultimate guide and he's real good with that kind of
thing. It's a strange thing to be pursuing because there's no model for it really, just what you want. And other people can see what they want. A song like "Smoke," it has it's own deal going on. I mean, I didn't figure it would come out like it did. I think it came out really, really good, and I can't believe that. I mean, it's kind of a stretch, I think, for people like us, rockers, to be able to come up with that kind of atmosphere, but really the song dictates that. He's real helpful with that kind of thing, getting in the atmosphere, and being a real dick about the stuff he doesn't like."
Although Elmo's band, Kirkwood-Dellinger, will not be opening for the Meat Puppets on tour, Curt thinks his son's band is amazing and looks forward to touring with them in the near future..."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 12:02 PM