Photo by Cynthia Connolly
I wasn’t raised with religion and only understand spirituality in a hypothetical sense. But I can say when I first heard the Rites Of Spring full length in my early twenties, there was an awakening deep down inside that ruffled my innermost self in a way a believer might feel moved by a sacred text.
The wailing cries and spiraling guitar leads, the utterly personal lyrics, it all came together with a timeless and ceremonial quality. At the helm of it all—screaming his goddamn head off—was Guy, a musical craftsman and performer who spent decades pushing the physical limits of his very human body. He’s someone whose trail of work should speak for itself, but who continues to put the time in.
This interview took place on a mid-August morning by phone, me in L.A., Guy in New York, and at the end of it, the connection I felt through the music all these years was only intensified knowing behind its crushing emotional and political presence was a genuine human who, through everything, still very much walks the walk.
Many many many thanks to our friend Matt Miller who restored this audio to be even remotely listenable. He can contacted for any audio needs at these places: [email protected] or Instagram.com/mattmilleraudio
ALSO! This is the last weekend of our year donation drive. Here is how you can donate and what we’re giving away this year!
HOW TO DONATE
• Send a donation through our site: razorcake.org/donate
• Send a donation through Venmo: @Razorcake
• Send a donation directly through Paypal. Our address is [email protected] or go to paypal.me/razorcake
• Send a donation check, W.C.C., or money order to: Razorcake, PO Box 42129, LA, CA 90042
Every donation gets the Tim Kerr design sticker
$25 – Best of 2022 digital compilation compiled by our contributor pool
$50 – Tim Kerr design donation-only t-shirt, and comp
$100 – Tim Kerr shirt and three gift subs, comp
$175 – Sponsor a space to receive 25 copies of each issue for a year, plus the t-shirt and comp
$1000 – Sponsor an issue plus get the shirt and comp