Friday, March 16, 2012

John Lurie on East Village Radio Sunday

From the EV Grieve inbox...

Listen live to's Morricone Youth this Sunday, March 18, at 2 pm as Devon E. Levins welcomes musician, artist and actor John Lurie on a very special Lounge Lizards' edition of the soundtrack show.

Last time Mr. Lurie graced the EVR studios with his magnanimous presence was this past autumn for a two-part special in which the musician-turned-painter talked about his soundtrack work (check that out here and here). This time, the show will focus on the genre-blurring work of Lurie’s band, The Lounge Lizards. Expect to hear classic cuts and Lurie’s insights into the formation and legacy of one of the most interesting musical acts to emerge at a time when New York City was bursting at the seams with them.

Be sure to revisit the archives and listen to Lurie and Levins wax over hamburgers on how John got his first sax, played harmonica with Canned Heat in his late teens and was admonished by an 11-year old Scarlet Johannson for his soundtrack to "Manny & Lo" sounding too much like "Badlands."

And a little prepwork from 1981...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i have totally forgotten about these guys! no wave!!! them and james chance took jazz forward a jump or two.