Rollins Interview Kit
This is another cool disc I picked up on our recent anniversary trip. I own a lot of Rollins, so it’s both rare and very exciting for me to find something I don’t already have.
This is a promo disc from Imago, containing three different sections.
Part 1 is Rollins’ answers to 17 interview questions (the questions are helpfully listed in the liner notes). It’s an interesting listen, recorded around the time of the release of Rollins Band’s monster album Weight. He covers stories of the recording, the new (at the time) bassist, the filming of Johnny Mnemonic, and whether Rollins considers himself a feminist.
Part 2 is six tracks of Rollins reading from his tour journals, selections between April 22 and June 12, 1994. You may not, but I find this sort of thing fascinating.
Part 3 is Rollins reading excerpts from the (then) soon-to-be-released (and completely amazing) Get in The Van. I have said many times that I absolutely love that book – punk music (and music in general) is really, really lucky to have that document. I have the book and the CD, and I highly recommend to it to anyone even remotely interested in that period of time in American punk music.
I’m thrilled to add this to my Rollins collection. Right on.