PKM Archive

Arturo Vega and Legs McNeil 1978

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ARTURO VEGA!

by Legs McNeil - Arturo is busy making another pass with the squeegee over the latest model of the new Ramones logo, the one with the names of Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy encircling an American Eagle that’s clutching a baseball bat in one talon and an apple tree branch in the other. It will become their most famous design ever....

STEVE HARRIS: THE PLEASE KILL ME INTERVIEW!

This is PART 1 of an interview Legs did in 1994 with Steve Harris, former VP at Elektra. Steve has one of my favorite quotes in Please Kill Me: "I was a big supporter of Iggy's everywhere." In this interview, The Doors get huge. Danny Fields gets hired by Elektra. John Sinclair gets busted. Gloria Stavers gets pissed that the death of Martin Luther King takes Jim Morrison off the front pages. This is one of many interviews that are going to be pulled from the PKM archive. - Gillian...
Arturo Vega and Legs McNeil 1978

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ARTURO VEGA!

By Legs McNeil - “Really Arturo, ABBA?” I shake my head in disbelief, as I enter the loft where the Swedish rock band is blaring from the record player next to the table that holds the entire Ramones silk screen operation—one long counter equipped with a wooden silk screen, cans of white acrylic paint, and stacks of black T-shirts. Arturo is busy making another pass with the squeegee over the latest model of the new Ramones logo, the one with the names of Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy encircling an American Eagle that’s clutching a baseball bat in one talon and an apple tree branch in the other. It will become their most famous design ever....
The Shit Factory ...Or How Please Kill Me Changed My Life. Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Interview Danny Fields

INTERVIEW WITH DANNY FIELDS: THE SHIT FACTORY!

The Shit Factory ...Or How Please Kill Me Changed My Life. Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Interview Danny Fields. GILLIAN: Can I get a chair here? DANNY: Where would you like it? GILLIAN: Well, I’d like to stay close to the tape recorder, if possible. [Danny brings a chair over to the table] LEGS: Just knock Danny over...Jesus Christ, Gillian! GILLIAN: Should we pause it? LEGS: Why? GILLIAN: Because you’ve got a little shit on your mouth. Just like you have shit on your shoes. LEGS: I don’t have shit on my shoes. GILLIAN: You always have shit on your shoes....