I didn't have anything to lose. I will give some credit to Asylum. Warner Brothers Country didn't know what to do with me, so I moved to Asylum. They signed Guy Clark and me. They were incredible optimists [laughs].
I did make an effort to make a country record within that eclectic framework, which did well but not great. The years go by, I was over 40, and they were a little surprised that we could not get in the door at country radio anymore. They came to me and said, "What would you like to do? Who would you like to work with? We'll be behind you."
I told them there were only two records I was listening to that were moving me: Daniel Lanois' solo record, "Acadie," and Dylan's "Oh Mercy," which Daniel produced. I said I wanted to work with Lanois; he was interesting to me.
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― resulting post (rogermexico.), Saturday, 12 April 2014 15:54 (five years ago)