Dean Wareham :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

It might have seemed just a bit too obvious to ask Dean Wareham to work on a project scoring screen test films done by Andy Warhol, but really it was all too perfect. Wareham has received his fair share of comparisons to the Velvet Underground over the years through his work in Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean and Britta - his project with his wife and Luna bassist, Britta Phillips. But when the Andy Warhol Museum approached Wareham and Phillips about scoring the Warhol films, they jumped at the chance. The result is 13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. First performed in 2008, the live show will be at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC this Friday, March 30th and at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on the 31st.

We caught up with Wareham earlier this month to discuss the upcoming performances, what it was like to be a teenager in New York City at the height of the punk movement, why Warhol matters, his thoughts on scoring films, vinyl reissues and more.

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