Sunday, November 8, 2009


Elvis Perkins, "Shampoo"

Autumn music. Wooden instruments from old time America. We saw Elvis Perkins at Bumbershoot and he gave a mesmerizing performance somewhere between Dylan, The Band and the Waterboys. Onstage, Perkins and his band looked like civil war deserters, escaped convicts, hobos recording their basement tapes. Damn good show. Perkins comes from quite a lineage--he's the son of actor Anthony Perkins and photographer Berry Berenson. Tragedy and surprise marks his music, and his background; his father died of AIDs in 1992, and his mother was killed in the 9/11 attack on New York City.

This song is a favorite I keep adding to mixtapes.

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