Thurston Moore has defended his decision to release Last Days actor Michael Pitt's new record.
The Sonic Youth man has moved quickly to establish the credibility of the latest signings to his Ecstatic Peace label, hoping to cut at source allegations that Pagoda are just a "part-time job for Pitt".
"All I had lying around the apartment was a crummy electric guitar and after some hesitation Michael took it and began to belt out a solo rendition of 'Lesson Learned', the first track of the Pagoda CD," Moore said.
"I was taken aback. It was at that moment that I said, 'Dude, let's do a record'.
Dude! An initially positive response to Last Days seems to have given way to the realisation that it was, in fact, a waste of time akin to the loss experienced when drunkenly getting the nightbus from the wrong side of the road and ending up alone in the Docklands at 3am. So let's hope this project proves to be more worthwhile.
Thurston seems convinced:
"Pagoda is not a part-time job for Pitt. He is not an actor out on vacation here. He is an artist with living expression as his goal and music is where he thrives. And Pagoda as a live band kicks much ass."
And if Thurston's convinced then, well, maybe you should just shut your stinking, weaselly mouths. Ends...