Lambchop, originally Posterchild, is a band from Nashville, Tennessee. Lambchop is loosely associated with the alternative country genre. The music website Allmusic refers to them as “arguably the most consistently brilliant and unique American group to emerge during the 1990s”. Never a band with a “core” lineup, Lambchop has consisted of a large and fluid collective of musicians focused around its creative centre, frontman Kurt Wagner. Initially indebted to traditional country, the music has subsequently moved through a range of influences including post-rock, soul and lounge music. Whatever the style, the characteristic mood of Lambchop’s music is evoked by Wagner’s distinctive songwriting: lyrically subtle and ambiguous, the vocals melodic but understated. Setting this apart from other minimalist songwriters is the large group of backing musicians, with the range of instruments and styles that it brings.
1: The world is indeed not flat, nor flat screen
2: If you hold your breath long enough you will pass out
3: I suck at games of chance
What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
How and when did you get into making music?
By accident in the ‘60s.
What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
“how to make an omelet” by the Master Chefs
“^*46)( ” by ?quontisimo
“Every meal a memory” by the Rosenbergs
“I fall to Pizzas” by the Matoid
“Songs I will always sing” by Dave Cloud and the Gospel of Power
What do you associate with Berlin?
Sunshine, cool mornings, breakfast business
What’s your favourite place in your town?
If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
What was the last record you bought?
Townes Van Zand t
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Queens Hall, London- City Slang Records 10th anniversary or Merge XX, Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Merge Records 20th anniversary
How important is technology to your creative process?
Moderately important: I lean heavy on “spell check”.
Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?