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Baker's Dozen

A World Where Everything Is Cool: Joel Gion's Baker’s Dozen
Harry Sword , February 7th, 2024 10:41

From carrying a Marvin Gaye cassette in his pocket to reciting the entirety of Easy Rider, and the glory of Psychedelic Brazil to the real Beatles, Joel Gion of the Brian Jonestown Massacre talks to Harry Sword about the 13 records that mean the most to him.


Various Artists – Easy Rider OST

In the 90s we didn’t have the internet. All you had was what you had discovered and what your friends had turned you onto. I saw Easy Rider growing up, but my brother was the one who really turned me onto it. He was a biker and in a motorcycle club that he started up – it was 1960s bikes only, Triumphs and so on – and he would chop up these bikes. I’d be going off the rails in San Fransisco and he lived up in the hills and we’d go and watch biker movies. So this record became a lifestyle. I’d watch the movie incessantly, I can quote the whole thing. It was this place I could return to, when shit was going down, I could reenter the world where everything was cool.