Cris Cohen interviews Michael Lockwood of Lions & Ghosts.
You can also read the transcript of the interview.
00:00 The re-release of "Velvet Kiss, Lick of the Lime"
05:21 The new song, "Gurl I Love You"
08:08 Tinkering with the original songs
14:09 His guitar work severs as a kind of backing vocal
16:32 Creating guitar parts that mesh well with female vocalists like Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, and Fiona Apple
18:14 Creating music for movies, TV, Apple versus album songs
20:02 Songwriting process
23:56 His new record label, Sparkle Plenty
31:00 Oingo Boingo
34:00 His job title "lo-fi hi-fi.ist"
37:59 Bird Streets / John Brodeur
From the Lions & Ghosts bio - "In the midst of these multi-faceted genres arrived a quartet from Los Angeles by the name of Lions & Ghosts. Frontman Rick Parker, guitarist Michael Lockwood, Todd Hoffman (bass), and Micheal Murphy (drums). The band took its influences from The Beatles, glam rockers T.Rex, classic songwriters The Byrds, and more. Their love of memorable choruses and lyrics with a psychedelic twist shone through on their debut album, Velvet Kiss, Lick of The Lime. The record received a good amount of airplay for its first single, “Mary Goes Round,” and “Contradiction” from Southern California alternative rock radio institution KROQ. The band toured a good deal, supporting acts as varied as Gene Loves Jezebel, Love and Rockets, The Church, The Alarm, Dramarama, Guns N’ Roses, amongst others. Chances are, if you were at a cool show in the late 80s in L.A. at the Hollywood Palladium or the Palace, you saw Lions & Ghosts opening for someone."
Michael Lockwood's website: https://www.michaellockwood.com/