KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD: OFFICIAL AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 2014 INTERVIEW

24 Feb

Revolt of the Apes’ interview with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard is up now at the official Austin Psych Fest 2014 website. Read the entire interview here, and look for the complete text to show up here in the very near future. Here’s an excerpt:

Is there a certain musician – or artists, author, etc. – whose talent you are in awe of to such a degree that you consider them to be perhaps wizard-like? What is it about what they do that is so appealing to you, and what is it about their technique or output that you find so confounding? With apologies to the Lovin’ Spoonful, do you believe in magic, how the music can free you, whenever it starts?

As a kid my dad was obsessed with Neil Young and used to serenade me with “Old Man” and “Needle and the Damage Done” to get to sleep. Over the years I’ve slowly converted myself into a super-obsessed mega-fan, too. The breadth of his work is pretty astounding and potentially wizard-like. I even love modern-old-cooked-crazy Neil. I’ve been listening to “On The Beach” pretty much every day lately

What was on your minds when you made the decision to call yourselves King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard? Was the person who suggested the name laughing at the time, or were they dead serious? Is King Gizzard a reference to an actual person? Is the Lizard Wizard related in any way to the “lizard king”?

The band was never supposed to play more than one or two shows so we didn’t think it mattered. It was just a joke, off-the-cuff type decision that wasn’t meant to be used more than a couple of times. It was a bit of a jam band at the beginning. A joke band, actually. Now, the joke is on us.

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Revolt of the Apes is pleased, stoked and chuffed to support Austin Psych Fest 2014 through a series of interviews with many of the artists involved, answering the kind of ridiculous questions you’ve come to know and – maybe – love. Many more coming soon.

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One Response to “KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD: OFFICIAL AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 2014 INTERVIEW”

  1. kevin77gill September 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on kgill0060.

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