Here's a grand interview with Exene Cervenka from the The Sunbreak in Seattle. She talks about working with Ray Manzarek of the Doors, how X would jam to Carl Perkins tunes early on, why record stores are important, what her favorite albums are and so much more. It's a great, informative read and, as we keep mentioning, that's getting rarer and rarer in the blogosphere. There's even this little snippet that made us blush (for the record, we did NOT pay her to say this, or threaten her in any way.)
"Tell me a little about your relationship with Bloodshot Records. They're very akin spiritually to the vibe you've always been on."
Exene: "That's the first time I've ever heard of a record label being accused of spirituality--they're usually considered heartless bastards that everyone hates [laughs]. But not in the case of Bloodshot. Spirituality, indeed. They asked me to do a record, and I was thrilled to death, because I love Bloodshot Records, and they've been nothing but good to me. They really have worked hard. Everyone who works there is smart, intuitive, caring. I've done a couple of South-by-Southwests since I've been on Bloodshot. They just work their asses off to get this music out. They really believe in what they're doing, and they're awesome. Best label I've ever been on."