Singer Saints presents Lonesome Town: In Memorium Dennis Hopper
I just had to post this mix from Singer Saints as soon as i saw it for two reasons. One, it’s paying tribute to one of the greatest actors ever to grace the screen and a man whose off screen life was every bit as intriguing and wild as his on screen characters. Secondly, it’s an absolutely KILLER collection of crooners from a time that seems like a long forgotten dream. I promise that if you were to play this in your car or on a walk with your ipod, you will star in your very own movie whereby everything slows down and looks like the opening scenes of Blue Velvet.
“This mix is just as much a tribute to David Lynch as the late Dennis Hopper, but the two figures are inexorably linked in my mind. Hopper’s indelible, demonic performance in BLUE VELVET was just as responsible for that director’s recognition as a major filmmaker as it was for the actor’s own career comeback. It was one of the rare instances in which over-the-top equaled a kind of artistry, far more than Klaus Kinski in my opinion. From his astute art collection to his own more than respectable photography, not to mention his fruitful associations with key mentor figures like Andy Warhol and the West Coast artist Wallace Berman and his circle, it was clear that Dennis Hopper always cared passionately about Art, that is, the real thing.” – Singer Saints