The film-maker laughed so hard at the singer’s voice, he gave himself a hernia. David Lynch relives his days in Thought Gang, the band whose music was even wilder than his movies
‘It was a grand experiment,” says David Lynch. “But I really don’t know who will appreciate it.” The director is talking about Thought Gang, an esoteric jazz group he put together in the early 1990s, with composer Angelo Badalamenti. Their album is only now being released.
The pair first worked together when Badalamenti scored 1986’s Blue Velvet, but by 1990 their relationship had fully crystallised – and the songs they wrote for Twin Peaks were as engulfing as the fog that swirled through the town in the cult TV show.
David Lynch on his band: 'Sound like headless chickens on speed!'