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FEAR, Punk Rock & John Belushi with Lee Ving on Harper Simon’s Talk Show

vor 4 Jahren

Lee Ving of FEAR talks about punk rock, blues, wild times on SNL and the Decline of Western Civilization in this uncensored interview. The unlikely musical influences that informed the anti-political correct presentation of the band, his friendship with John Belushi, and why the other bands in LA were not up to snuff is shared, plus the musical lessons Ving got from Chicago blues and jazz theory, and how he claimed to cause hundreds of thousands of damage to 30 Rockefeller center is shared on Harper Simon’s Talk Show.

Lee Ving is the frontman and rhythm guitar player of legendary Los Angeles punk band, FEAR. In addition to his landmark blending of blues, jazz, and punk aggression, Ving is an actor that has appeared in many landmark films. He continues to perform and is at work on an autobiography.

Talk Show Full Episode Playlist:
Talk Show Episode Highlights Playlist:

00:00 Intro to Lee Ving from FEAR.
00:42 Repo Man 30th anniversary screening & concert.
02:20 Trilogy released.
03:30 FEAR's beginnings in classical music.
04:30 Blues Training, opening at the electric factory & harmonica solos.
09:40 Responding to punk rock & the Whiskey.
10:20 Harper discusses Lee's love of heavier music.
13:20 Unique, provocative and aggressive lyrics; Dylan & Hendrix.
15:20 Political correctness and ignoring it. "Suck my dick!"
19:20 Satire, comedy & powerful lyrics in punk; A&R, "go die."
21:35 FEAR's records are a classic.
23:10 John Belushi, SNL & famous friends.
29:50 The day after SNL & a bit of media savvy wisdom.
32:10 Harper's outro & link to footage.