In this offering, we are very pleased to get up close and personal with Ev Gold, guitarist/vocalist in the Brooklyn, New York based experimental band Cinema Cinema.
The first record I ever bought with my own money was…
Good Morning Vietnam (Soundtrack)
I am a really big fan of Robin Williams. I saw this movie and it affected me. Went to the record store (Sam Goody) and found the cassette. Songs by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Beach Boys, James Brown and more. Interspersed between the tracks are clips from the film of Robin Williams (in amazing form) as an unhinged disc jockey.
The record that made me want to make music was…
Appetite for Destruction by Guns N Roses
I was immediately crazed to start a band and learn an instrument after hearing this album. I was screaming and screeching along with Axl, with a broom stick as a mic stand and shampoo bottle as a microphone. I was 10 years old and obsessed.
The record I’ve played more than any other is…
Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
My father taught me how to play guitar around the age of 14. Among the first songs I learned was “Wild Horses”. I hunted down the album it was on and found this treasure. Stones at their best.
The record that always make me feel good is…
How It Feels To Be Something On by Sunny Day Real Estate
Hard to explain the effect of certain music on the soul, the closest I can get is to call it medicinal. Sunny Day Real Estate’s entire catalogue serves in this capacity for me, this album in particular.
The record I turn to when I’m feeling down is…
Beat The Champ by The Mountain Goats
Works every time.
The record with my favorite cover art is…
Aqualung by Jethro Tull
When I was young, I inherited my Uncle Paul’s bedroom. He had painted murals of musicians on the walls. Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Springsteen and a huge rendering of the cover art from Aqualung. As a child, it scared the hell out of me. As a grown up, it’s a point of direct entry to memories cherished.
The strangest LP I own is…
Blue Bright Ow Sleep by Frogbelly and Symphony
Strange stands for beautiful and intriguing in terms of my response here. Frogbelly and Symphony is a band I love and respect. Cinema Cinema’s played a handful of shows together with them over the years. I strongly urge people to check them out.
The rarest LP I own is…
Witches On Holiday by The Earth Hell Band
We were on the road a few years ago in D.C. and our friend Darin gave us a copy of this record. He and Don (Zientara) had this band at some point in the 80’s. Released on Outside Records, a seemingly small label from VA. I have not seen it streaming or available anywhere.
The last LP I bought was…
Anthropocosmic Nest by The Messthetics
My favorite band right now. They blew my mind when I saw them live in 2019. This is their second album, but the first is just as good!
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Cinema Cinema’s latest album, CCXMDII, was released on August 20, 2021 through Nefarious Industries. Available from Cinema Cinema’s Bandcamp as a limited edition CD. Digital download also available.