C&L's Late Night Music Club with Pinhead Gunpowder
(Howie Klein used to run Reprise Records for many years and is going to be posting every Wednesday night for the Club. He will defeintely add something quite unique to Late Night.)
"One of the worst things about working at a record company-- if you're a fan of music-- is that you don't get much time to listen to music, especially not from other labels. Before I went to work for Warner Bros, I had been a dj and rock journalist, so I was really used to listening to music all the time. By the time I wound up running Reprise Records, it was next to impossible for me listen to anything we weren't planning out a marketing campaign for.
However, every now and then something would come my way that I would listen to just for sheer enjoyment. Thank God. And one of the songs that has stuck with me and that I still listen to is a version of "Big Yellow Taxi" by Pinhead Gunpowder, an indie punk band from the East Bay and a for-fun-only side project of Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. "Big Yellow Taxi" was always one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs. And this version is mind blowing. When I played it for Joni at her house, she was so excited she started dancing-- with abandon!
Compulsive Disclosure by Pinhead Gunpowder