Matthew Sweet-Girlfriend

For Matthew Sweet’s critically-acclaimed breakthrough album Girlfriend, here’s an October 1995 chat with Matthew discussing Japanese animation; making videos for MTV; alternative godfathers Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd’s band Television and Marquee Moon ( the most forgotten of the CBGB-era pioneers that finally get some recognition via the recent movie); guitarists Richard Hell and Robert Quine, car customizer George Barris, 1970 Dodge Challengers painted “Purple Passion”, 1960s teen actress Tuesday Weld, Matthew’s follow-ups Altered Beast and 100% Fun…you know, all the basics. –Redbeard