Of the rock 'n' roll personalities interviewed below, only some of them were
clients of Long View Farm, the recording studio. Three of them (at this writing)
are dead. The interviews were conducted by Mark Parenteau, the Boston-based
iconic radio DJ, and a long-time supporter of the countryside studio. Mark
carefully preserved the tapes over all these years, and recently provided them
to Studiowner for streaming publication on the internet.
The tapes have been edited. The "SuperMark" audio logo was created by Jesse
Frank Zappa: Mark Parenteau Interview, WABX-Detroit 1973
Note: a metaphysical theory dressed up for the circus.
John Lennon: Mark Parenteau Interview, WABX-Detroit 1974
Deportation proceedings, Walls and Bridges, flying saucers, and
Arlo Guthrie, Governor Michael Dukakis:
Mark Parenteau Interview, WCOZ-Boston 1976
John Belushi: Mark Parenteau Interview, WBCN 12/1978
midday, listening to Keith Richards.
Pete Wolf: WBCN 13th Birthday Party, 1981.
Woofer Goofer talk with George Jessel and Mark Parenteau.
Joe Perry: Mark Parenteau Interview, WBCN 03/07/1983
What "other group?" There's only the Joe Perry Project.
Little Richard: Mark Parenteau Interview, WBCN ca., 1983.
drugs. Jesus instead.
Steven Tyler: Mark Parenteau Interview, WBCN 08/28/1986
"other group," called Aerosmith. Done with Mirrors
Yoko Ono: Mark Parenteau Interview, WBCN 1/18/1990
years after Lennon's death, basking in reflected light and
Pete Wolf: Mark Parenteau Interview, WBCN 10/27/1993
songs in airplanes, Bruce Springsteen, early 'BCN.
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That Arlo interview is a mind blower for me.
It has not been heard by anyone since the day it
aired, some 30 years ago. These tapes: it's like finding a "holy grail" of rock 'n' roll. To bad Mike D
wasn't elected president; then we would have had something even better.
Here's how the Little Richard interview came
to pass. My friend Ben
Edmonds was visiting me from L.A . He was a guy from Wellesley who I met
when he was a staff writer for Creem Magazine in Detroit. We had the TV on
and Five All Night was saying that Little Richard was in Boston to speak
at a church school in Roxbury and was going to be on the show that night. We
immediately decided to go over to TV5 and get him to sign some albums, etc. He had not
been in public for quite a while and we wanted to seize the moment. When we
arrived he was getting out of a cab with his young assistant Eddie. We went
right up to him and made friends and he asked us to come in with him to the
show. Later, after they where done, we asked him if he needed a ride back to
Boston and he was very pleased to accept. He was staying at the Sheraton in the
Prudential center. During the ride we begged him to come on my show on 'BCN the next
day; he finally said "Yes!" So the next day we sent somebody to go get him and, as
you heard, got a very exclusive interview back at the station. Because of his state of mind at the
time regarding his church and preaching I was able to get him to talk about
the things he had done: drugs, more drugs, Jesus, and so forth. Never since have I heard him be quite so candid
About Belushi: John had not yet gone for
his "rehab" Blues Brothers mix session at Long View, and we had all taken a
bit of "refreshment" before turning the mikes on. Everyone was wired, and it
sounds that way.
This is like watching a movie I starred in and forgot
all about 'till now! M.P.