Ever since his departure from Jellyfish at the peak of the band’s brief early-’90s run, Jason Falkner has relished his role as a self-made power-pop iconoclast. R. Stevie Moore’s championing of the DIY recording aesthetic stretches all the way back to the late ’60s, gaining underground momentum during the following decade’s punk explosion. Unlike Falkner, Moore has never been much for restraint, recording more than 400 albums. As one might surmise, new collaboration Make It Be casts Falkner as the editor/ringmaster of Moore’s wonky sonic circus—and the results should connect with fans of the former’s innate craftsmanship and the latter’s rampant eclecticism. Falkner and Moore will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.
Moore: My favorite all-time art. Bitches in the kitchen. Foxy females really know how to pull out the raw emotion from within when it comes to making music. Boys can’t begin to touch that. Lesley Gore to Juliana Hatfield. Joan Jett and Tiffany. Wendy O. Williams begat Tori Amos. Grace Slick and Gagga. Adele, Susan Boyle. Liz Phair and the Roches. Yma Sumac vs Piaf. Pussy Riot. The Bangles raped the Go-Go’s in my dream last night. It’s little wonder why these ladies have ruled the roost when it comes to Billboard‘s top rockers (even though usually the studio engineers are men and boys—wassup widdat).