Calvin Johnson postcard to Galaxie 500 (from a few months later)
Calvin Johnson postcard to Galaxie 500 (from a few months later)

At this Q&A with Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson he recounts the story of playing with Galaxie 500 at the YWCA Hall in Boston.

The Q&A took place with journalist Everett True at Rough Trade East in London in November 2015 - the Galaxie 500 question arrives about 4'30" in.

We thought the music was quite calming, but the lyrics were on the verge of hysteria, and we liked that. He was singing about being a tugboat captain in a context that it felt as though you wanted to edge away from him very slowly so that you wouldn't want to alarm him in any way, and this we found very attractive - we liked it.