Margaret Cho, ’90s Woman

So, I just did a VERY nineties interview with Margaret Cho for New York magazine. Here’s a sampling:

Speaking of Bryan Adams, there’s something of a nineties revival going on, and your album has that feel.
Yeah, it’s kind of a riot grrrl … I always wanted it to be like the Deal sisters [Kim and Kelley Deal, of the Breeders]. To me, some of the greatest things happened in the nineties, musically. I worshipped Grant Lee-Phillips [of Grant-Lee Buffalo]. And I worshipped Bryan and I wanted to be like Fiona Apple. And it was such an amazing experience to work with all those guys after being in the crowd for so long and just loving them so much, and then being friends with them, but not being able to approach them work-wise.

Fiona Apple …
She’s very sexy! She’s really unlike anybody I’ve ever met. The only person she’s like is Jon Brion. Being in their presence is kind of dreamlike. You can’t get too close, because they’re like butterflies.

She also defends the hell out of Liz Phair.

Read the whole thing here. And here’s the shameless print version.


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2 responses to “Margaret Cho, ’90s Woman

  1. Love this! meant to comment a while back. I woke up with Liz Phair’s Support System in my head and immediately felt grateful for Margaret Cho’s defense of her in this piece. Poor Liz. Great interview!

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