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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.


Kris Kristofferson – Me And Bobby McGee

He’s country but he’s almost proto-outlaw country, although that hadn’t really happened yet. He’s talking about the beautiful losers, the down-and-outers at the bar and he’s very poetic and very relatable to me. He was kind of a country guy who was cool as shit and you’d like to hang out with…I mean I love Johnny Cash, I like the outlaw country thing with Waylon Jennings and John Prine. A lot of them were speed freaks! I like a lot of country.