One and only Kim Fowley took his time for an interview. He recently wrote an autobiography called "Lord Of Garbage". We discussed his memories of all of his involvement in music industry plus much more. Dig!
You recently released an autobiography. Was it hard to remember all the projects and everything else that occupied your life in the '60s and '70s and so on?
No. Because I didn't do dangerous drugs or drink alcohol, so I retained the good, the bad, and the stupid. I also didn't write about any of the women I had sex with because in real life I'm a male virgin with defective plumbing. It's hard to make love to yourself and the young lady. I'm beginning to think that only the clean and innocent ones are the true dirty girls in Western civilization. The next average girl you ignore will cause you to spend more time masturbating alone. Pick up your telephone and ask your mother how her day went. These are all secret codes/messages contained in my book "Lord Of Garbage."
How was it to remember all the little things, that happened in your life?
Profitable. I get lots of money to write books because I'm a fascinating person in reverse who knows what you miserable bastards want to read about. All of you are in such pain that you're looking for people who will share your shame with you. Welcome to my world. Did you cum yet? Or was that a fart I heard in the shadows?
Beside the autobiography "Lord of Garbage" you also recently released "Wildfire" album, which is the complete Imperial Recordings from 1968-69. Can you take us back and tell us what exactly did you have in mind while recording and producing albums like Outrageous, which to me is the most interesting of them…
Dirty girls. Wild parties. Revenge on people in my school who thought I was a moron or didn't notice me at all. The rest of the time I was paying bills with session fees and entertainment company advances. These were my day jobs. My current day job is to make you think I'm important and if not why don't you write books and make your own recordings/experimental films? It's really easier than you think.
You worked with all of them. Are there perhaps any bands, that stood out or maybe failed to gain any success but they deserve it?
The public decides in the end who is God, but the public has bad taste. The media and the industry don't help. Pity the poor, overlooked artists. For every Elvis and Beatles there were people better at that time. We will never know their names or know their music. All the artists I worked with in my mind were worth the effort. Working with me was indeed an event for both me and them. Do you believe in Father Christmas or do you believe in yourself? I believe in me. I spent lots of time together with me. You should learn to do it too so you can be interviewed someday in this magazine.
One of the records you were part of is "St. John Green". I have been searching for guys so long, but nothing. I think their LP is truly out there. Do you have any recollections about producing it and what were they like?
Michael Lloyd and I co-produced the album. I hated their humor songs, I loved the dark songs. They were pleasant to work with and fast in the studio. I wrote their best songs. "One Room Cemetery" and "St. John Green" will change your life. At least they were gentlemen and didn't ask for songwriting credit/shares on songs they didn't write. Puck goes the weasel!
How does a typical Kim Fowley day look like?
At the bottom of the barrel, the sky is full of assholes. Imagine farm animals eating chili. Sealing up the rectums with butt plugs and then going to a basement underneath the farm yard and saying "Let it rip!" It's the bowel movement, folks! That's what frees everyone from the tensions of life. That's how all my days hopefully start and the days end by falling asleep, answering questions like these. And in the middle of the day, all the enemies call up and say crappy things to make you feel awful. I believe in peaches, elves and asphalt.
You also appeared on Freak Out! album in 1966. How was that?
I was Frank Zappa's Brian Jones. I was better on stage than the entire band. Yes, I got laid a lot from that album and introducing John Lennon in Toronto. Those were sperm donor events in my teenage life in the silver sixties.
How do you see the current music scene?
Radio doesn't play what the public wants to hear. Recording companies don't sign what the public needs to hear. Rock critics write about themselves, but somewhere in a dark and dirty room, someone will change our lives soon or else we'll turn into forgotten video games that don't work when you put the coins in.
Anything Kim would recommend to readers?
Have an orgasm and a bowel movement at least once a day each. Learn the difference between orgasm and squirt next time you start a new romance with a hot girl. It's all in the thumb, guys.
Thank you very much for taking your time. Would you like to send a message to It's Psychedelic Baby readers?
Fresh fruit and vegetables really taste good. So does oral sex. Fast food is like one night stands, it's not good for the digestion. When you're old, you will never be able to replace great albums that you have lost and you'll feel really bad about it. Make sure all your animals are fat or lovable, and be informed = FYI Kim Fowley's co-production of "Story Of Susie" by Bill Woods was the first ever country drug single in 1960. My own psychedelic classic "The Trip" by Kim Fowley was the first ever psychedelic 45 rpm single. It inspired "Soul Kitchen" by The Doors. The Bill Woods songs inspired "Don't Bogart That Joint" by the Fraternity Of Man. Kim Fowley is a high, only I don't smoke dope. But I don't fault all of you for wanting to be numb 25 hours a day. Enjoy the high, bitches!
Interview made by Klemen Breznikar/2013
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