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"Sex Folk sells!"

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"Sex Folk sells!"

"Sex Folk sells!"

Langhorne Slim (2.5.2008)

Sean Scolnick alias Langhorne Slim scheint eine der neuen Hoffnungen der Folkszene zu werden. Seine Alben heimsen nach und nach beste Kritiken ein. Das bleibt auch anderen nicht verborgen. So supportete er Bands wie Cake, Murder By Death und Rocky Votolato, um nur einige zu nennen und trat bereits bei David Letterman auf. Wir hatten die Gelegenheit, uns mit Langhorne Slim kurz in Verbindung zu setzen.

AN.de: Die erste Frage bezieht sich auf deinen Namen. Woher kommt dieser und was verbirgt sich hinter dem Namen?

Langhorne Slim: Langhorne ist eine Stadt in Pennsylvania, in der ich aufgewachsen bin.

AN.de: Du hast für dein Debüt-Album viele enorm gute Kritiken erhalten. Hattest du das Gefühl, du musstest für weitere Alben härter arbeiten, um die Erwartungen erfüllen zu können?

Langhorne: Ich denke, du musst immer versuchen, härter zu arbeiten. Allerdings ist es immer besser, seine eigenen Erwartungen zu erfüllen.

AN.de: Gibt es wesentliche Unterschiede zwischen den CDs – z.B. in der Herangehensweise oder im Sound?

Langhorne: Ja, eigentlich in in allen Teilen. Aber der Hauptunterschied ist, dass das Album Langhorne Slim deutlich geschlossener ist.

AN.de: Welcher ist der persönlichste Song auf diesem Album?

Langhorne: Da gibt es einige. Ich war in einer Art Übergangsphase in meinem Leben, als ich die Texte schrieb. Ich habe dann versucht, den Filter auszuschalten und ehrlichere Texte mit mehr Wahrheitsgehalt zu schreiben.

AN.de: Du hast einmal gesagt, dass du dir nicht sicher bist, ob es überhaupt andere Arten von Liedern als Liebeslieder gibt. Würdest du denn jemals einen politischen Song schreiben oder eine Partei unterstützen?

Langhorne: Sagen wir es so: Ich singe für die Partei der Liebe.

AN.de: Ist es eine Ehre für dich, mit Bob Dylan verglichen zu werden oder ein großer Druck?

Langhorne: Oh, wenn du mit dem Meister verglichen wirst, ist das schon ein eher gutes Gefühl.

AN.de: Es scheint, als ob du als große Hoffnung von und für die Folkszene gehandelt wirst. Was denkst du darüber?

Langhorne: Das hört sich doch großartig an, Mann!

AN.de: Kannst du dich noch daran erinnern, welche CD du als erste geschenkt bekommen hast bzw. gekauft hast?

Langhorne: Nirvanas In Utero, Butthole Surfers und Pavement waren die Platten, die mir mein Cousin zum dreizehnten Geburtstag schenkten. Welche CD ich als erstes gekauft habe, weiß ich nicht mehr genau. Aber die Letzte war auf jeden Fall Lee Hazlewoods These Boots Are Made For Walking. Das ist feinstes Zeug!

AN.de: Was war dein größter Erfolg bislang?

Langhorne: Wir hatten letztens die Möglichkeit, bei David Letterman aufzutreten. Das ging schon ein Traum in Erfüllung. Ein weiterer Erfolg ist es zu sehen, wie unser Publikum mit uns wächst und auf Konzerten mit uns singen.

AN.de: Ihr seid nun bei Kemado Records und davor bei V2, die die Türen mehr oder weniger geschlossen haben. Wie habt ihr die Zeit empfunden?

Langhorne: Das war anfangs ziemlich frustrierend. Aber es stellte sich als Glück im Unglück heraus. Wir sind bei Kemado Records in sehr guten Händen.

AN.de: Was meinst du trifft eher zu? Sex sells oder Folk sells?

Langhorne: Sex Folk sells.

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