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Gary Lucas has recorded, live to DAT in his living room(!), a
track with legendary singer/songwriter/scenemaker Bob Neuwirth
for an album of duets to be released next year on Watermelon Records.
Bob has cut solo albums on Geffen and last year had an album on MCA
with John Cale (Velvet Underground) called "Last Days on
Gary says of the song: "We cut a truly haunting track with him
singing and playing my Gibson J-45 (which I *never* lend out with
only rare exceptions—same is true of all my gear—I even turned
Vernon Reid down when he was recording the first Living Colour album
and wanted to borrow my National steel) and me playing space guitar
on the Strat plus delays...I haven't been able to get this tune out
of my head since we cut it and I hope the record comes out soon so
you guys can savor it."
More Soundtracks: Gary has just recorded music for an upcoming
independent feature film directed by Philip Hartman entitled
"Eerie." The soundtrack recording is being supervised by
Philip's brother Jesse Hartman (a member of the band Sammy),
and will also feature the New York City guitar talent of Marc
Ribot and Lee Renaldo.
Gary was thrilled to accompany poet (and new Lucas fan!) Allen Ginsberg on guitar at a recent art opening at the Parsons
School of Design for the political graphic comic book "Third
World War." Allen Ginsberg appreciated Gary's accompaniment so
much that he bestowed a signed copy of the poem/song he performed,
"A Ballad of the Skeletons," on Gary (who was delighted to
tell Ginsberg his first album is titled "Skeleton at the
A song recently recorded by Gary Lucas, Pat DiNizio of The
Smithereens and Frank Black entitiled "Local Girls"
is to be included on a Graham Parker tribute album out in
January of 1996, produced by Jon Tiven, for Buy Or Die