David Lynch Names Beatles, Hendrix, ZZ Top Among All-Time Favorite Musicians

artist: David Lynch date: 02/27/2014 category: music news

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David Lynch Names Beatles, Hendrix, ZZ Top Among All-Time Favorite Musicians
Director David Lynch has been talking with Rolling Stone about his musical preferences.

As Lynch notes, ZZ Top is one of his all time favorite bands:

"I love the blues. And I love rhythm and blues, and Elvis Presley taking off from those two things. And I like rockabilly, and I like the Beatles - my favorite Beatles song is 'Across the Universe.' I like Jimi Hendrix and I like Bob Dylan. ZZ Top is one of my all-time favorite bands. When I first heard them, I said, 'These people have got the power. And the roots are there.' But they just kick butt."

Lynch also talked about the use of music in his films. As the director states, his choice of music is often based around fragmentary ideas:

"Sometimes music kicks off a whole idea. In the case of Club Silencio, that was Rebekah Del Rio who sang Roy Orbison's "Cryin'," a Spanish version. She came in to meet me, but she went into the booth, and John the engineer recorded her. It went into the film and it sparked the whole thing. A lot of times for me, ideas come in fragments. The sequence was written, but without her part. I had a lot of the fragments, but she finished off the puzzle."
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