Kim recalled making music, around 1999, after taking hallucinogenic mushrooms. “I was never a hallucinogen person,” she said, “but these mushrooms were incredible. And I have a tape of my art that I created and it’s like an hour, 90 minutes, of me going —” She made a low, indistinct moan. Took a breath. Continued low, indistinct moaning.
Kelley laughed and said, “See, if you give that to me, and I smoke a big fat joint —”
Kim finished her thought: “You tell me what the authentic part of it is.” She laughed. It sometimes takes the two of them to piece together one story from their heyday. “Opening the doors of perception,” with drugs, Kim said, “you can really only open the door once. It doesn’t need to keep getting reopened all the time. That was something that I realized.”
They have a new album coming out this week. I was in high school when they first formed in the ’90s but I only ever listened to their big hit, Cannonball.
I decided to remedy this by going back and listening to their old albums over the weekend. Good stuff.