Andy Cohen, the guitarist for the band Silkworm, describes his early interest in music and playing in bands, which led to the formation of Silkworm in 1987 in Missoula, Montana. He discusses the extent to which Silkworm was independent from the pressures of popular indie rock trends, producers, and major label companies. Cohen also reflects on the punk rock-indie rock scene of the 1980s in Missoula and explores the influence of the town’s culture and geography on Silkworm’s career.
Subjects: Music; Music—History and criticism; Music—Montana—Missoula; Alternative rock music; Punk rock music; Punk rock music—Montana; Rock music—Montana; Counterculture—United States; Music festivals—Montana—History; Music festivals; Concerts; Musical establishments; Bars (drinking establishments); Drinking; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Silkworm; Ein Heit; Subculture; Do it yourself; Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism; Sound recordings; Compact discs
Personal Names: Cohen, Andrew; Albini, Steve
Geographical Names: Missoula (Mont.)
Twentieth century; Twenty-first century
Missoula Music History Oral History Project, OH 473
University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 MP3 file (00:51:32): digital + 1 transcript (14 pp.: 28 cm.)
Cohen, Andrew, "Andrew "Andy" Cohen Interview, September 16, 2019" (2019). Missoula Music History Oral History Project. 2.