Angry Inch Spawns Pagoda
Sonic Youth legend and Ecstatic Peace founder, Thurston Moore, first met Pitt while composing music for the Larry Clark movie, “Bully” but it was a reintroduction through researching a role for the movie, “Last Days” (van Sant’s impressionistic take on Kurt Cobain’s final hours) where the young songwriter and Moore connected musically. At Moore’s apartment, van Sant prodded Pitt to play for Moore. “All I had lying around the apartment was a crummy electric guitar Michael took it and began to belt out a solo rendition of “Lesson Learned” (the first track on the Pagoda CD.) I was taken aback.” [check out the song at the full story link] From that meeting sparked the journey for Moore and Pitt which culminates with the album, Pagoda.
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