This week, we go truly global by virtually traveling over 4,300 miles east, landing in Berlin, Germany to catch up with Anton Newcombe of the bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and L’Épée.
Our conversation is wide-ranging in scope, touching on life in the social media age and his guitar style. He does an impression of Emmanuelle Seigner’s voice talking about Iggy Pop, making us laugh. He turns the tables on us in answering one of our questions by asking us what we think about Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices. This was unexpected, for sure!
We also talk about “keyboard warriors” on the internet, the pervasiveness of the cancel culture and how dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic has affected him, especially his son.
And all this is just scratching the surface of the myriad topics we land on during the episode!
During the show, we concentrate musically on his work with L’Épée, which is a European “supergroup” of sorts. The band is comprised of Newcombe, Emmanuelle Seigner (Ultra Orange) and Lionel & Marie Limiñana (The Limiñanas).
Almost at the end of the show, Anton gets real about Anthony Bourdain and what it was like when Bourdain visited Berlin to film an episode of Parts Unknown with Newcombe.
Early in the episode, we make the decision to go commercial-free with Newcombe. Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint allowed us to do this on the fly, and we must say thank you to Cora Helton and Mike Folker.
Music on this week’s episode:
- Last Picture Show
- La Brigade Des Malefices
- Une Lune Etrange
*a snippet of The Limiñanas – Motorizatti Marie used to intro Anton
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The Cat Club Podcast with Anton Newcombe – Episode 194