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'Shrink Rap' mini-interview

From Melody Maker 6th October 1990

Evan Dando, found of Lemonheads, split the group just after their highly-acclaimed major label debut, ‘Lovey’, hit the shops. A case of bad timing or an astute move?

HOW DO YOU FEEL?
Sleepy, grubby.

WHERE DID YOU GO LAST NIGHT?
A hotel.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU THOUGHT OF BEFORE YOU WENT TO SLEEP?
A robot woman named Alicia

WHAT DID YOU DREAM?
Herr Schinken in drag.

WHAT WILL YOU DO TODAY?
Attend an Acid party 200 miles from London.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Riding in planes full of people.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST PLEASURE?
Bill Ward

WHO ARE YOU FAVOURITE SINGERS/MUSICIANS?
The Louvin Bros, Black Sabbath, Gram Parsons.

IF YOU COULD BE SOMEONE ELSE (ALIVE OR DEAD) WHO WOULD YOU BE?
A gas station attendant in Kansas.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO KILL IF YOU COULD?
Bob Geldof

WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?
Physical pain.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH?
I can moonwalk like Michael Jackson.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOU GREATEST WEAKNESS?
Spikey mood graph.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RECORD?
Miles Davis “Live at the Blackhawk”.

WHAT WAS THE LAST ACT YOU SAW LIVE?
HP Zinker.

WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS CARRY WITH YOU?
Postcard from Cynthia P Caster.

WHAT WOULD YOU FIND DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR SOFA?
Plectrums, letters.

WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?
Shaving.

WHAT WAS THE BEST MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE?
When I jumped off a big cliff (24 metres) into green water two summers ago.

WHAT WAS THE WORST MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE?
When I got too drunk and tried to steal a stuffed bull’s head from a stuffy Harvard University eating club party.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET?
Not making it home with the bull’s head.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING?
Chevy belt.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET?
Charlie Gulden.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT?
“Goodnight Moon”.

WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM YOU SAW?
“All Dogs…”

WHAT DO YOU NEVER MISS ON TV?
“Ironside”

WHAT DID YOU LAST RECEIVE IN THE POST?
Letter from Hannah MacKenna.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE WORD?
Tablet.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO AN ALIEN?
Krigg de zenuwen (go get a nerve disorder).

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
People telling me (in the morning) what I did in my sleep (the night before).

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE?
John Jameson and soda.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
Drugged.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR EPITAPH TO BE?
F*** you.

 

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