Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cheech Marin Discusses Art, Lou Adler, Recording their First Album

Off-Ramp host, John Rabe, interviewed Cheech Marin for the 89.3 KPCC podcast. The beginning of the podcast concerns Cheech's art collection. Then, Cheech discusses meeting Lou Adler, the difficulties of recording the sketches they were used to performing live and what it was like doing their first film.

There's also a separate interview with Lou Adler. Lou says they went through a couple directors before Lou decided to direct and pay for it himself. He fails to mention, however, that he used Cheech and Tommy's money to pay for it without their permission. There was a lawsuit, etc etc.

In addition, Lou doesn't mention that he signed Cheech and Chong to a really bad record deal.  Lou owns all their albums.  Producers wouldn't get away with that nowadays, but it was common in the 70s.

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