The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

April 1, 2010


Laurie Anderson, someone else, Alan Sondheim, violin, mandolin, etc.

Again, from what passes for archives.

http://www.alansondheim.org/lauriealan0.mp3

This is from 1975? I lose track of dates. This was recorded in Laurie's
loft; someone else is heard on occasion but who? We played together a few
times. Laurie's early performances were the most amazing I've ever seen.
This cassette is 35 years old and mint. I don't remember playing mandolin
this well. Enjoy.

Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth, Alan Sondheim, drums, bass, guitar

Yet again, from what passes for archives.

http://www.alansondheim.org/christinaalan.mp3

Maybe 1971-73? Recorded somewhere in Providence. It's a mismatch in a lot 
of ways. David Byrne was there but I don't think he played. I'm surprised 
at the westcoast influence on my playing. I had an odd relationship with 
Chris and Tina; I haven't seen any of them for a long time. Something 
tells me this might have been recorded later, in NY, but I'm doubtful.

At the time I was living in Providence, feeling like a total freak - no
one else was doing the kind of stuff I was. This was a few years after I
recorded with ESP. The guitar is a Gibson Firebird which I traded in a few
years ago.

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