The Band: A History - Interview with Garth Hudson
Welcome to the Banda history. This week we have a very special piece of content and I'm GONNA. Give you guys. This is an interview. I conducted with the magnificent garth Hudson a few years back. I don't think he really needs an introduction, but garth Hudson is probably the most underrated part of the band, most likely the most important member of the ban and somebody that we still have here to cherish from the band. It was a pleasure a few years back when I got to interview him. Now some context on the interview I was working on a project richer manual at the time. So most of the interview is recounting darts experiences with Richard Dairy some general ban talk. Some stuff about Garth, but it was mainly about Richard. Additionally for many years Garth has been known. By a lot of people as reclusive or giving a lot of interviews. In the interviews that. He does give certain. Individuals have commented on the fact that he's not a good interview. This has persisted especially since the last waltz. That conversation has been renewed with his non-participation. In once brothers, the thing that we have to understand about garth. Is that garth lives? In his own particular world, and to give you some context here. we set up an interview time with Garth. He was being inducted into the London Music Hall of fame, and he was making an appearance and performance there and we had set up an interview late morning early afternoon we had set up. We were doing video and audio and he didn't show up. We waited for six hours before he finally arrived so that goes to show you that garth does things on his own now that's not necessarily a bad thing, but he can be can be a subject interview. We had a sat series of questions that I was hoping to ask him, and he does answer quite a few of them, but additionally he he likes to go off on his own different stories. Stories and things like that, so it's it's very hard to keep garth on track, but one of the most brilliant things about that is. There's a bunch of things that you don't ask him that. He just tells you. And like. Wow, that's that's cool information so All of the things that normal interviewer would get frustrated with they processed, but you get all these little unique gems out of interview like this. And the last note before I show you the interviews because garth was so late, the room beside US had filled with a bunch of people that were waiting. For the ceremonies to begin gas and other individuals, so there was quite a bit of noise that we couldn't control. But what we did was we tried to do as much imposed here to minimize the noise and guys. It was back so we try to really make sure that you could all here. Garth first and foremost and I've overdubbed my questions. The original questions I asked. I've overdubbed with new reporting, so you can clearly hear the questions. So without further ADO, this is my interview with Arthur. What have you been up to lately? Geel. In a row. and. They're doing the line Schwab. With Neat Museum musicians, and they're all excellent. The head through the feed and so on. and John Time conducting edge. He did in the original. Production Show I. Told John You know, we want to leave New Zealand. Best friends with the piano player. Layers. Best friend with the. Sound reversed. Technical people. With, piano players on. We'll listen again or I will send. What ice? Station listen to regarding. Richard's work which goes on through all of those? Almost every song. Recall, energy in energy players and a half talk. Voice. He's a fine line sharing. His Way. Back. Few, listen very closely. It's that his rhythms. Argumentation Soho. Nude work patterns in. Grace notes. One name is. Push Beach. With the Ron. And Show you have to listen and I will do that again. Copies of, little sections. Showing. 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After ninety, we. All. We played. into. Radio, young. Lauren guerrillas. In Ruin Quebec. Round. One. Shitty shitty. So. They had an old piano wood Jr.. Kings needed work some of the Connecting Raj runge. Would, he sticks the connected the key to hammered. Broken so Richard stained up when. All I think did should the next took it apart? Dude and I think US red and blue. Thing back together. This is Gregory. Up Rate. Bar. Who? Played! The radio. English, Probably still. came. Overnight in there on chairs. Table! He has all the action spread out us. Fixing it needed. And that was my interview with the magnificent. Garth Hudson. Senate off the top, but garth really is one of the most influential musicians in rock music. Pertaining especially to the Oregon. But also as a multi instrumentalist. Really at the end of the day I want this to live online as a document of his legacy as a magnificent. Member of the band as the most underrated member as the most important member of the band in my opinion and I hope you learn gleaned some information from this. You know we don't have these people forever, so it's really important that we document in distribute things like this, and and you even hear that Gar saying that in in in his answers. So if you enjoyed this. One here more. You know subscribe to this podcast whatever podcast platform you're listening to and find US online on social media. We're on Instagram facebook and twitter at the band podcast. Come join us there. There's tons of great content that we post there as well as if you have any questions for me, just reach out everybody. Thank you again for listening to this very special episode of the band history and we'll catch you next time.